Archive for category Venture Capital Policy

Canada’s Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Pilot Program Launched

As anticipated, the Canadian Government has launched its Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Program (IIVC).  This was originally announced in December of 2014.  The program opened at the end of January. Unfortunately, the Academic Entrepreneur has not been blogging at the usual pace. Apologies are in order. Essentially, here is how The IIVC works:  High Net Worth Individuals […]

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The Chinese Innovation and Venture Capital Environment: Repost

Reposted from Linkedin Written by Johab Khamala, Joab’s Capital and Equity Research   The Chinese Innovation and Venture Capital Environment August 31, 2 Within the broad topic of China’s support of innovation, financing commercialization stands out as a special issue. It requires not only capital, but also external risk capital, that is, capital from outside […]

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Step Change for Innovation in Scotland: How to Massively Increase the Supply of Venture Capital in Scotland

This talk was given recently by the Academic Entrepreneur at the Business School of the University of Edinburgh.   See: http://www.business-school.ed.ac.uk/about/events/53f3162126382c041f22296d/step-change-for-innovation-in-   Slides can be found here: http://www.business-school.ed.ac.uk/eclub/news-and-events/?a=68277   A video will be posted on YouTube and linked here as well, and photos published within the month.

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Venture Capital and Innovation in Banking

Innovation in banking can be had in various levels. In today’s innovation economy, new technology and its applications, as well as new business models, lead to innovation in the sector. While painful, allowing banks to fail leads to creative destruction and new, entrepreneurial banks that better serve their customer bases and are more efficient.  Bailing […]

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How to Massively Increase Research Funding and Venture Capital Supply in Scotland

The Academic Entrepreneur is circling back to innovation policy in light of the upcoming Referendum on Scottish Independence. The polls are closer than ever and now is the time to be discussing policy, especially venture capital policy which could evolve under independence for the new Arc of Prosperity State or under further devolution from centralized […]

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Research Project: Triple Helix Scotland: Perceptions on the Independence Referendum

Today the Academic Entrepreneur submitted a research project proposal “Triple Helix Scotland: Perceptions on the Independence Referendum” on Experiment.com .  Upon its launch a new blog post will be posted.   Experiment.com, a new way to raise funds for research,  was hatched at Paul Graham’s Y-Combinator  and launched on February 5th, 2014.  It has been described […]

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MENA Region gets lesson from Dave

Dave as in Dave McClure of 500 dished out a good lesson to the MENA region in his keynote speech yesterday at ArabNet’s Digital Summit in Dubai.  Said Dave: “Local investors whine about entrepreneurs. Usually the real challenge in most markets is that the investors don’t have their act together, the investors don’t take risks and […]

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