Silicon Valley Tops, Singapore 18th On Startup Genome Ecosystem Ranking
- Silicon Valley
- Tel Aviv
- Los Angeles
- New York City
- Sao Paulo
- Waterloo (Canada)
Silicon Valley in SingaporePerhaps Singapore's ranking shouldn't be too much of a surprise - Silicon Valley's impact on Singapore is strong in that around 33-percent of Singapore's startup entrepreneurs were previously based in Silicon Valley, one of the highest compared to other startup ecosystems. However, the report stated that while Singapore has a relatively well-established funding environment, the risk tolerance of founders is the lowest within the top 20 ecosystems.
Creating Disruptive Innovation Worldwide"I am really excited to reveal these insights around how global technology startup ecosystems stack up. Our hope is by completing the first data-driven, comparative study of this global phenomenon we will help to facilitate a constructive public dialogue," explains Bjoern Lasse Herrmann, CEO of the Startup Genome. "We created this report for three reasons: firstly, to put a spotlight on the emerging hotspots of technology entrepreneurship that will be responsible for powering a massive global socio-economic structural shift; secondly, to further democratize the knowledge necessary to help spread the merits of Silicon Valley; and thirdly, to give actionable insights to entrepreneurs, investors, corporate development departments and policy makers." "The democratization of entrepreneurship from Silicon Valley and from startup ecosystems all over the world is creating new strategies and structures for innovation and disruption," asserts Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur Steve Blank, author of "The Startup Owner's Manual" and a contributor to the report. "The strategy lessons that we learn from these startups will light the way for a massive restructuring of all corporate organizations in the next 40 years. Only then will we look back and realize that we were just beginning the economic revolution of the wired world," Blank adds.
Daniel Goh is the founder and chief editor of Young | Upstarts, as well as an F&B entrepreneur. Daniel has a background in public relations, and is interested in issues in entrepreneurship, small business, marketing, public relations and the online space. He can be reached at daniel [at] youngupstarts [dot] com.