Black Swan Start-ups: Understanding the Rise of Successful by Sami Mahroum

By Sami Mahroum

This ebook explores startups that experience thrived opposed to the chances in locations the place startup luck was once deemed to be not going. Discussing a couple of expertise startups from world wide that experience succeeded with out nation backing nor neighborhood enterprise and seed capital, Black Swan commence Ups offers certain insights into unsung versions of luck past the 2 dominant narratives of Asia’s ‘Tiger Economies’ and America’s Silicon Valley miracle. the writer describes those tales of good fortune as ‘black swan occasions’ and ascribes their achievements to the facility of marketers to leverage the ‘place surplus’ in their destinations, whereas development connections to help networks open air their fast geographies. together with case reports resembling Skype in Estonia, SoundCloud in Germany and Bayt.Com in Dubai, this insightful ebook provides a holistic and wide-ranging view of the way know-how startups have, and will, reach much less most likely locations.

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2 outlines these with reference to technology hubs around the world. 2 Factors and conditions associated with successful high-tech entrepreneurship in regions outside the USA Supporting factor 1. Access to global networks 2. Anchor firms 3. Low production cost 4. Infrastructure 5. Knowledgebase 6. Government Relevance The importance of firms having access to global networks, such as Taiwan’s Hsinchu connection to Silicon Valley and the USA in general (Koh et al. g. g. IBM in Boulder, Colorado; Hewlett-Packard in Boise, Idaho; Tektronix and Intel in Portland, Oregon) (Mayer 2009; Strangler 2013) Access to lower production costs contributed to the development of some regional clusters, such as Boise, Idaho, a short drive from Silicon Valley, due to its relatively cheap labour and land costs (Mayer 2009) The availability, quality and cost of infrastructure such as roads, airports, seaports and housing afford important advantages to locally based businesses.

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