GEW Cities

    As city officials around the world continue to expand their understanding of the economic importance of new and young firms, more and more are moving away from traditional economic development efforts and embracing their local startup communities. While research is still relatively scarce, approaches have begun to mature past becoming the ‘next Silicon Valley’ as many explore unique policies and programs—seeking to organically grow entrepreneurial ecosystems with local flavor.    GEW Cities explores widespread efforts by policymakers and startup communities alike to support the development of local entrepreneurs, ensuring they have access to the connection and resources necessary to help them launch new startups that provide jobs and generate wealth.     Topics covered include: Mapping and measuring startup ecosystems at the city level Public policies and programs to developing a startup city Startup community programs and approaches to expanding local ecosystems Growing realization that cities are unique and should not aim to become “the next Silicon Valley”    2015 Featured Partners                             2015 Featured Research & Projects Endeavor Insights & Research: Scaleup Cities Startup Nations Summit The CITIE Framework Kauffman Foundation Research on Startup Communities Sister Cities International - Find or Celebrate a Sister City working to advance entrepreneurship City Initiatives for Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship: A Resource for City Leadership European Ditigital City Index 2015 Rethinking Smart Cities from the Ground Up Open Data Challenge Series