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Written by: William J. Billeaud, President and Managing Partner of Lombard Global, Inc.
Assisted by: Aliana Ferenczi, Global Marketing Representative of Lombard Global, Inc. and Matthew Hinson
In this essay on global startup activity and innovation, we answer:
Who are the innovation nations and why?
Who are the innovation nations in the future and why?
What are the critical factors in becoming an innovation nation?
What can venture capital and other financiers learn from other countries and their talented pool of entrepreneurs?
Why is this important?
-Sustainable innovation leads directly to sustainable growth. Countries, regions and human civilization itself, need above average levels of economic growth in order to continue advancing.
Not so sure?
-Think of a not so distant future Middle East (or EMEA) 'when the oil runs out'. That future looks a lot different with a flourishing technology-driven, job producing, entrepreneurial economy than without one; an economy with less job prospects than today's.