We are in a phase of entrepreneurship where new brands are proliferating and even displacing older established brands. Media personalities like 21-year-old Kylie Jenner has become a billionaire with her own line of cosmetics. Last week, Michelle Pfeiffer launched her
Estimated total financings for digital health companies in the first quarter of 2019 have just been published. Startup Health, an online networking community for digital health, attempts to track this space globally. Its estimate was US$ 2.9 billion worldwide. Rock
On July 2012, Ocean Nutrition Canada, a producer of omega-3 oils from fish, was acquired by DSM N.V. for $540 million. This is an epic case study. This deal milestone is a buoy in a channel that connects the old
There is a big difference between startup incubators and startup accelerators. Both are important in any innovation hub, as are angel investors, and early stage venture capitalists. The differences are often not well-understood, and they are worth pointing out here.
One of the common advantages cited by startup incubators is the connectedness they offer to people working in them, or by just “hanging out” in their space. In the early-2000s, I was working for a company that was a tenant
The previous post listed agricultural and plant sciences as a field with the potential to make revolutionary advances with big economic impact. Here is a technology from the University of Saskatchewan as an example. It serves as a good case
A traditional measure of global trade is GDP, which looks at the value of imports and exports of goods and services. What if we consider the global trade in ideas? Using the trade in ideas as a measure of innovation