Innovation 2.0: The economic lessons from Spain’s thriving tech sector image

One of the big economic challenges facing countries in the developed world is how to encourage growth in their start-up and tech companies after the global financial crisis highlighted an over reliance on financial services. Could some answers lie in Spain’s thriving tech sector and entrepreneurial spirit, which is helping the country rebound after a deep recession? In May, eBay’s acquisition of Spain’s Ticketbis, an online ticket market, for an undisclosed sum that was reported to be $165m, is the latest evidence of the country’s thriving technology sector. After a deep recession (http://www.forbes.com/places/spain/), which was triggered by the global financial crisis in 2008 and lasted until 2014, Spain is expected to soon become one of the fastest growing economies of ...

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Endeavor taps EveryMundo, Yandiki to join global network image

Via @MiamiHerald EveryMundo is a marketing technology company serving the travel and hospitality industry. Yandiki leverages the cloud to connect enterprises with on-demand talent. The founders of these two young Miami companies were selected Wednesday as Endeavor Entrepreneurs at the global nonprofit’s 61st International Selection Panel in Morocco. Anton Diego and Seth Cassel, co-founders of EveryMundo, and Silvina Moschini, CEO and co-founder of Yandiki, join Endeavor Miami’s growing portfolio of high-impact entrepreneurs, which now includes 11 companies in its portfolio. The three join a total of 22 high-impact entrepreneurs representing 18 companies from nine countries selected at the panel. Endeavor Entrepreneurs receive targeted services including mentorship and access to capital, markets and talent. “Endeavor has been incredibly influential for us in the ...

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Is Miami the next innovation capital? image

The possibility of turning Miami into Latin America’s technology capital sparks enthusiasm within local investors and entrepreneurs. Beyond these encouraging signs, the challenge lies in generating a stimulating environment that contributes to innovative The possibility of turning Miami into Latin America’s technology capital sparks enthusiasm within local investors and entrepreneurs. Beyond these encouraging signs, the challenge lies in generating a stimulating environment that contributes to innovative ideas. By Silvina Moschini, @Miss_Internet Editor’s Note: Silvina Moschini is a specialized consultant in the areas of Technology, Internet Technology, Public Relations and Social Networking. She is co-founder of TransparentBusiness.com and Yandiki, Creative Talent in the Cloud. Can Miami become a sort of “Silicon Valley” with a Latin accent and sunshine? Or, to put ...

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