Save Your Startups: Using Policy to Kickstart the Post-Crisis Economy

Global economic crises often become extinction events for startups. The COVID-19 crisis has been no exception, and many startups across the globe remain perilously close to the edge of closing up shop. Young companies and founders remain on edge, knowing that things can change in their communities seemingly in an instant. Policymakers should be aware … Read moreSave Your Startups: Using Policy to Kickstart the Post-Crisis Economy

PRELIMINARY REPORT 2019 AND OUTLOOK FOR 2020– INNOVATION SL

Innovation SL Ltd is an Entrepreneur Support Organisation (ESO) established in March 2017. The founder is a Sierra Leonean born Norwegian with 20 years in Entrepreneurship ecosystem development. One of the primary motivations in establishing Innovation SL was to deviate from the standard approach to nurturing innovators in Sierra Leone- through innovation competitions and award ceremonies that focus on the top 3 winners out of 50 submissions. It was also the usual practice for cash prizes to be handed over to the winners with no proper or adequate follow up.

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Unlocking Pipeline: A playbook for entrepreneur support in Africa

Entrepreneur support has become an industry in Africa. The number of organizations dedicated to helping entrepreneurs scale has doubled in the past few years. But deal flow remains stubbornly low, especially at the early stage. This report compiles lessons, case studies and trends gathered from our pioneering VilCap Communities Africa program and interviews with more than … Read moreUnlocking Pipeline: A playbook for entrepreneur support in Africa

Startup Genome, GEN Launch 2019 Global Startup Ecosystem Report

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — May 9, 2019 — Startup Genome’s highly anticipated 2019 Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER) has launched today at The Next Web Conference. The report (#GSER2019), from Startup Genome and the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), is the world’s most comprehensive and widely-read research on startup ecosystems, and offers the very first global ranking of Life Sciences ecosystems, in partnership with Hello Tomorrow. Its findings are based on data from thousands of startup founders and research on over a million companies.

An ongoing effort since 2012, the GSER is the product of a global alliance of over 300 partner organizations working together to understand success factors for startups, scaleups, and startup ecosystems everywhere. 

This year, #GSER2019 looks at trends among startup ecosystems in areas such as funding and talent. It also examines the growth and decline of sub-sectors, both globally and in individual ecosystems. One key finding shows that Deep Tech startups — those relying heavily on intellectual property — are the fastest-growing group globally. The four fastest-growing Startup Sub-Sectors are Advanced Manufacturing & Robotics, Blockchain, Agtech & New Food, and Artificial Intelligence (AI). By contrast, Startup Sub-Sectors showing decline are Edtech, Digital Media, Gaming, and Adtech.

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