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How Berlin Partner is driving economic development in the city

City Nation Place interviewed Andrea Joras, Managing Director, Berlin Partner, the public-private partnership that provides business and technology support for companies, investors and scientific institutions More...

Building unicorns: Will the money be there for Canada’s tech startups to succeed?

The best thing about my job is that I often get to see the future. A few weeks ago, for example, I met with several More...

How big shakeups at Canada’s tech giants led to a new wave of successful startups

A multimillion-dollar startup binge, followed by years of unrecoupable blows only describes a fraction of the legacy of Nortel Networks. What the market considered an More...

How Nairobi built a thriving tech community

Greg Scruggs at CityLab takes a look at Nairobi’s growing tech scene. As well as housing large companies like Google, IBM and Intel, the Kenyan capital is also More...

Tech investment in London up 66%, Tops $682m in last 3 months

LONDON, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — London’s technology sector has smashed previous funding records, as the capital’s technology firms attracted more venture capital financing during More...

What is the next “Next Silicon Valley’?

According to recent data? Its still Silicon Valley… With many cities eager to take on the mantle of being the next great tech hub, it More...

The secret million that Y-Combinator invests in all its startups

While it is widely known that Y-Combinator will invest $150,000 in seed money to help startups build prototypes and gain investors, what isn’t known is More...

How, and why, Y Combinator got serious about diversity

Y Combinator as a company has never really been a vocal when it comes to gender quality. So it was a bit of a surprise More...

Who needs Silicon Valley? Canadian startups scoring bigger deals

Increasingly Canadian start up companies are able to secure funding without having to move south of the border.  Canadian investors are ensuring that technology start More...

7 reasons why the UK is Europe’s emerging tech hub

London is predicted to create 46,000 more jobs in technology over the course of the next decade, the rest of the country is also expected More...

Startup fever goes global

The previous model for start-up tech companies looking to gain funding was to build a solid base locally and then expand, the technology market now More...