Startups


digital transformation

Can technology foster democracy?

Author | Amaia Porteiro Digital transformation is radically changing our environment and our cities. Now that we have the appropriate tools, perhaps it is also time to reconsider the structural challenges of our city administrations and governments, in order to make them become more efficient, transparent and inclusive. 45% of the world’s ...

From startup to scaleup: moving towards a new business approach

Author | Diana Pardo Over the last decade, markets and investors have focused on startups, newly established tech companies. Financed with venture capital, they pursue very specific products and services to meet a requirement that has not yet been covered. However, in reality, their explosive growth entails significant risks. Few startups ...
Uber app on a phone

Startups: Ask for permission or beg for forgiveness?

Author | Esther Fuldauer Governments are eager to make cities become innovation hubs, a version of a Silicon Valley. But attracting and being home to the most disruptive startups can be tricky. Having to regulate for all parties, who will they support: the incumbent industry platforms, the disruptive new comers, communities? Regulations ...