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CATALYZING
LOCAL STARTUP ECOSYSTEMS
VICTOR MULAS
SENIOR INNOVATION OFFICER
INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
August, 2016
A ...
2
New York City
2008 - Ongoing
3
2008
>100,000
jobs lost
2014: 2ND LARGEST ECOSYSTEM IN THE US
4
Source:EndeavorInsights,2014-2015
1. IDENTIFYING AND ADDRESSING THE LOCAL
CHALLENGES
5
Small and
Uncoordinated
Community
Lack of
Specialized Tech
Talent
Ins...
2. BUILDING THE ECOSYSTEM
POLICIES ACTIONS
• Developing the Community of
Entrepreneurs and Creating Space
Offering
• Netwo...
3. EXPANDING INNOVATION TO COMPETITIVENESS
Introduction of
Open Innovation
Lab and
Experimentation
Spaces
Specialized
Acce...
4.EXPANDING JOB CREATION
Beyond “Tech” and
“White Collar” Skills
University-
Industry
Platforms
Rapid Skills
Training
NYC ...
NEW SOURCES OF EMPLOYMENT
9
Source: HR&A (2015) The New York City Tech Ecosystem
CITIES FACE ENORMOUS CHALLENGES NOWADAYS.
10
Gran Concepcion
2013 - Ongoing
11
2013
1 MM inhabitants
27 HE Institutions
No Ecosystem
12
Source: World Bank (2016) Introducing Sustainable Open Innovation in Government,
http://bit.ly/OpenInnovationCities
13
1&2. Building Internal
Capabilities and Champions
14
3. Kick Starting Local
Entrepreneurship
15
4. Institutionalizing the
Local Ecosystem
CATALYZING ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND GENERATING
URBAN INNOVATION
Competition
Challenges
Urban Labs
Accelerators
Gov Labs
Open I...
SUSTAINING THE ECOSYSTEM
POLICIES ACTIONS
• Coordination and Support • “Innovation Hub”
• Network of Intermediaries
• Skil...
18
Nairobi
Amsterdam
Paris
Barcelona
New York
Mexico, DF
San Francisco
Beirut
Cairo
Gran Concepcion
Cali, Barranquilla,
Ma...
CATALYZING LOCAL STARTUP ECOSYSTEMS
OTHER AVAILABLE RESOURCES:
BOOSTING TECH INNOVATION ECOSYSTEMS IN CITIES
Report: http:...
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Victor Mulas, Program Lead, Innovation Acceleration Program, World Bank Innovation Labs

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  1. 1. CATALYZING LOCAL STARTUP ECOSYSTEMS VICTOR MULAS SENIOR INNOVATION OFFICER INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP August, 2016 A TALE OF TWO CITIES
  2. 2. 2 New York City 2008 - Ongoing
  3. 3. 3 2008 >100,000 jobs lost
  4. 4. 2014: 2ND LARGEST ECOSYSTEM IN THE US 4 Source:EndeavorInsights,2014-2015
  5. 5. 1. IDENTIFYING AND ADDRESSING THE LOCAL CHALLENGES 5 Small and Uncoordinated Community Lack of Specialized Tech Talent Insufficient Seed Capital Lack of Affordable Space Source: World Bank (2015) The Growth of Tech Startup Ecosystem in New York [to be published]
  6. 6. 2. BUILDING THE ECOSYSTEM POLICIES ACTIONS • Developing the Community of Entrepreneurs and Creating Space Offering • Networking Spaces & Mentorship • Competitions and Meetups • Developing and Attracting Specialized Talent • “Applied Science” • Tech Skills and Training • Attracting Seed Investment and Acquisitions • Seed Fund and Multinationals • Changing Perceptions • Promotion and Significance Examples taken from New York Case: World Bank (2015) The Growth of Tech Startup Ecosystem in New York [to be published]
  7. 7. 3. EXPANDING INNOVATION TO COMPETITIVENESS Introduction of Open Innovation Lab and Experimentation Spaces Specialized Accelerators “Infecting” the Local Industry NYC Specialized Accelerators Industry # Est. # Startups Per Year FinTech 3 24* Health 3 24* Education 2 22 Real Estate 1 8 Fashion 1 10* *Estimates based on average graduations. Source: World Bank (2015) The Growth of Tech Startup Ecosystem in New York [to be published]
  8. 8. 4.EXPANDING JOB CREATION Beyond “Tech” and “White Collar” Skills University- Industry Platforms Rapid Skills Training NYC Ecosystem’s Employment Creation Source:HR&A(2015)TheNewYorkCityTechEcosystem
  9. 9. NEW SOURCES OF EMPLOYMENT 9 Source: HR&A (2015) The New York City Tech Ecosystem
  10. 10. CITIES FACE ENORMOUS CHALLENGES NOWADAYS. 10 Gran Concepcion 2013 - Ongoing
  11. 11. 11 2013 1 MM inhabitants 27 HE Institutions No Ecosystem
  12. 12. 12 Source: World Bank (2016) Introducing Sustainable Open Innovation in Government, http://bit.ly/OpenInnovationCities
  13. 13. 13 1&2. Building Internal Capabilities and Champions
  14. 14. 14 3. Kick Starting Local Entrepreneurship
  15. 15. 15 4. Institutionalizing the Local Ecosystem
  16. 16. CATALYZING ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND GENERATING URBAN INNOVATION Competition Challenges Urban Labs Accelerators Gov Labs Open Innovation in City Gov. Barcelona: Challenge and Urban Lab Source: Interview Barcelona City Gov. Team • Procuring Local Problems • Real Testing Urban Solutions • Partnering Local Startups • Linked to Local Challenges • Incentivizing Innovative Approaches • One-Stop Shop Local Gov. • Implementation • Promotion
  17. 17. SUSTAINING THE ECOSYSTEM POLICIES ACTIONS • Coordination and Support • “Innovation Hub” • Network of Intermediaries • Skills Pipeline • University-Industry • Rapid Skills Training • “Tech for Kids”* • Space and Finance Pipeline • Supply Chain • Attracting Multinationals and Networks • Product Development • Network of Ecosystems *Tech for Kids @ http://techforkids.education/ Examples taken from World Bank technical activities implemented or planned in Lebanon under the Mobile Internet Ecosystem Program: www.mie-p.org
  18. 18. 18 Nairobi Amsterdam Paris Barcelona New York Mexico, DF San Francisco Beirut Cairo Gran Concepcion Cali, Barranquilla, Manizales Ulan Bator Helsinki APPLIED GLOBAL PRACTICE Knowledge Partner Applied Practice
  19. 19. CATALYZING LOCAL STARTUP ECOSYSTEMS OTHER AVAILABLE RESOURCES: BOOSTING TECH INNOVATION ECOSYSTEMS IN CITIES Report: http://bit.ly/BoostingEcosystemsCities POLICIES TO SUPPORT TECH INNOVATION ECOSYSTEMS: Webinar Innovation Within Cities: http://bit.ly/InnovationPolicyCities MAPPING OF STARTUP ECOSYSTEMS: Mapping Survey: http://survey.techecosystems.org/#/ EXAMPLE OF ECOSYSTEM DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM: Lebanon Mobile Internet Ecosystem Program (MIEP): http://www.mie-p.org/ METHODOLOGY FOR MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENTS TO KICK-START TECH STARTUP ECOSYSTEMS: Introducing Sustainable Open Innovation in Municipal Governments: http://bit.ly/OpenInnovationCities The World Bank core team working on the research and technical activities used in this presentations are Victor Mulas, Cecilia Paradi-Guilford, Eva Clemente, Samhir Vasdev, Kathy Qian, Hallie Applebaum and Scott Henry. Ilari Lindy, Elena Gasol and Arturo Muente-Kunigami have been active supporters of these activities.

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