220,000 workers needed: That’s how vast Canada’s tech skills gap could be by 2020, according to Canadian government and industry experts.
Lots of amazing things happen when you pack 5,000 people in a conference hall to talk about technology innovation and entrepreneurship.
A global view confirms that governments are catching up to what VC’s have known for a long time: investing in tech startups has a massive payoff. Countries that invest in startup passion see a confirmed economic uptick within just a few years.
Foreign innovation drives startup economies, and in the US alone, 51% of billion-dollar startups were founded by immigrants.
Cities across the world have taken notice: encouraging the free movement of information and talent is crucial to tech sector success. That’s why Singapore, a longtime advocate of attracting foreign talent, has seen major growth as a startup hub. As Industry Leaders Magazine reports, this city-island-nation has the potential to become the next Silicon Valley.
Canadian government is developing a new fast-track startup-friendly visa that could be processed in up to 14 days.
300+ researchers, programmers, government and concerned citizens join forces at #AquaHacking Summit.
While Silicon Valley snaps up Ontario engineering graduates, little money is coming the other way.
The new numbers underscore the degree to which tech startup ecosystems have assumed a position of paramount importance to economies worldwide.
Silicon Valley startups make billions solving problems for the richest segments of the population while ignoring social and economic problems affecting everyone else. This cycle threatens the future of the city these startups call home, says Recode’s Kara Swisher.
If not London, where should fintech startups look? Berlin and Dublin are early contenders to attract investment in the sector.