Archive for 2012
CB Insights has published a report aiming to track and measure the entrepreneurship activity of top universities. Specifically, this report tracks six universities and the companies founded by or led by their alumni and the venture capital or angel financing they have raised. In total, CB Insights data revealed that these alumni have raised $12.6 billion of financing across 559 financing transactions.
A new startup called Revelstone, offers web-based analytics software that allows both cities and towns to track their operating performance and benchmark with other local governments, reports Ariel Schwartz.
Civic technology – the use of digital technologies and social media for service provision, civic engagement, and data analysis – has the potential to transform cities and the lives of their low income residents. Under commission from Living Cities, OpenPlans interviewed 25 people with expertise in cities, issues facing low income people, and technology.
As the crowdfunding concept is starting to draw a crowd, new startups built on a version of the Kickstarter model are now popping up all over the place, in sectors from gaming to health to education. GigaOM offers a snapshot of the fast-growing crowdfunding ecosystem.
WordPress.com, the hosted solution of the world’s most popular open source CMS, launched WordPress.com/cities as the go-to place for starting a site for a city or other municipal body.
“Connecting Smart and Sustainable Growth through Smart Specialisation” is a guide in a series of guides prepared in the framework of the Smart Specialisation Platform set up by the European Commission. It is not an academic publication but a practical document with concrete recommendations and examples of good practice that show potential ways forward and to facilitate