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By Kit Eaton 5 minute Read We all hear endlessly about the goings on in Silicon Valley, whether it be news about novel startups with a mission to change the world, the investors that back the projects, or the political machinations that go on in this well-known hotbed of technological innovation.
As another example, Business Insider recently covered the interesting story of social messaging service Bubble Motion. After the financial slowdown in the company decided that consolidating operations in one place was better, and rather than scrabbling among other startups for money in Silicon Valley it decided Singapore was a better option—not least because it was cheaper to operate from there.
This includes programs like that run by the Joyful Frog Digital Incubator, which partnered with the large SingTel telco to fund a day program where entrepreneurs are mentored and then pitch to investors. Now the city of 1. These firms and educational research establishments spin off young companies from time to time, and events like the Daejeon Startup Weekend help.
China And Shenzhen Industrial Park China may not be the first place you think of in terms of startup activity—tight government control and giant mega-corps probably come to mind.
But the nation is quite definitely sponsoring entrepreneurial spirit. The annual two-day ChinaBang conference, held earlier this year in Beijing, resulted in 16 firms that TechCrunch notes are ones to keep an eye on.
Inc also covered seven new Chinese firms that may hit the headlines in Before it was just a small village in Guandong Province nearish to Hong Kong. Big name firms like Huawei have facilities in the area, alongside huge manufacturing facilities owned by companies like Foxconn.
And there are ongoing efforts like the HAXLR8R startup incubatortrying to stir up interest in entrepreneurial activity. Japan While you may think of Japan mainly in terms of mega-corporations like Sony—undoubtedly high-tech, but hardly a startup—the nation quite definitely has a startup scene.
Japan has made some big efforts at promoting innovation in science and technology, and the Kansai Science City near Kyoto and Tsukuba Science City —which was modeled on, among other places, Palo Alto—seem successful efforts at concentrating business and education into small regions.
Other sources point out that some Taiwanese investment firms are targeting Japan as a hotbed of innovation, with the Taiwan Industrial Technology Research Institute pulling together two funds.
I've also got a PhD, and worked in such roles as professional scientist and theater technicianExxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) is considering a multi-billion dollar investment at its Singapore refinery, the company's largest, ahead of new global shipping fuel regulations starting in , a senior.
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