Attracting the biggest to support the smallest

20 May 2019

UQ’s Entrepreneur in Residence Ran Heimann explains why luring global tech companies is crucial to a successful innovation ecosystem.

Entrepreneurial innovation is one of the most important factors driving global business, employment and economic growth. And, while we don’t know exactly what lies ahead, one thing is certain: companies, cities and economies that don’t embrace and adapt to the new economy will be left behind.

Anyone familiar with global technology growth markets knows about Israel’s Startup Nation phenomenon. Despite its turbulent political landscape, Israel has established itself as an entrepreneurial market that punches well above its weight. But what makes this country of only 8 million people so effective at producing great technology and developing entrepreneurs who embrace rapid global growth?

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