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How Much Does Venture Capital Drive the U.S. Economy?

In an article published by the Graduate School of Stanford Business, two scholars measure the economic impact of VC-funded companies on the United States economy. They explore some of the most innovative and important companies of our time, such as Apple, Google and Microsoft and ask how important are these and other VC-backed companies to the U.S.

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CFP for CIV 2015 Research Grants: Deadline Dec. 1 2015

We are now accepting proposals for up to three US$15,000 research grants. Deadline for submission is December 1st, 2015. With CIV research grants, we encourage and celebrate researchers (from academia, industry, and government) who are transforming the venture ecosystem through new knowledge.

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Beyond Laissez-faire in Hong Kong: The Visible Hand Should Lead the Invisible Land

By the 1990s, Hong Kong’s policy-makers felt that local entrepreneurs would need more than an enabling regulatory environment in order to compete in the global market. To bolster the local venture ecosystem, they launched a series of early-stage funding initiatives and created Cyberport and a Science Park. This may seem like government doing to much, in fact we claim it is too little.

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Yelites Association Limited and CIV to embark on a Venture Ecosystem Tour

As part of CIV2015HK: The Future of Venture, Yelites Association Limited and CIV are organizing a Hong Kong Venture Ecosystem Bus Tour on Saturday, Nov-07. It is a unique opportunity to explore innovative institutions and companies in Hong Kong, with exclusive access to their key thought leaders. Some key stops will include Government related agencies, new start-ups, venture capitalists, etc.

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