Innovation isn’t easy. It takes courage to experiment and advance a new idea. Europe has always excelled at this. Radio, television, and mobile communications advances all originated in Europe. But past success won’t ensure Europe’s long tradition of innovation continues. New technologies require more risk-taking and the ability to launch new products with speed and scale.
In its manifesto for growth and jobs 2015-2020, TechUK sets out what the government must do to build on the progress already achieved to secure Britain’s digital potential. This includes the appointment of dedicated digital ministers in every department, a new chief privacy officer, and a new Foreign and Commonwealth Office ‘digital trade tsar’ to be a leading voice in Europe.
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It is no longer enough for tech startups to exist in silos of isolation. Tech businesses now need the energy, talent and diversity of the world’s megacities to thrive. Even in California, home to the Silicon Valley, startups are looking for the next thing and flocking to the big cities.
The growth rate of Internet access in Latin America is among the highest in the world — only Africa and the Middle East are growing more rapidly. One reason for this is the proliferation of cheap smartphones.
“Never before has it been so easy to launch a business, especially a digital-based business, and clearly digital media fit perfectly into that category.”
The award-winning alternative London, UK creative tech trade mission is back. Hackney House Austin 2014 opens on Friday 7 March and runs all weekend through to Monday 10 March.
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The UK “Centre for Entrepreneurs” think tank is to take on the running of the national enterprise campaign “StartUp Britain” when the founders step down next month.
The official handover will be on Thursday March 27, creating future initiatives for real British entrepreneurs instead of the prior focus on small business retail and PopUp Shops.
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Mattel announced that an entrepreneur doll would join its “I Can Be” career line as its Career of the Year. The entrepreneur doll sports a sleek pink shift dress and carries a tiny tablet and smartphone.
With nearly 8.6 million female business owners, it’s not a stretch that the new career for women is one she forges herself.