Mark Greenspan

Mark Greenspan

Mark Greenspan is a digital educator and business developer with 17 years of international experience. During that time he has helped thousands of organizations and individuals grow their businesses by capitalizing on the opportunities created by digital technologies. He also built Canada’s leading series of digital business conferences called nextMEDIA.

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Building Entrepreneurial Ecosystems – A Global Perspective

What does it take to create an environment where entrepreneurship and innovation can flourish ? Why are some places better at creating them? Made by Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs In Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and Growth Oriented Entrepreneurship Prof. Colin Mason and Dr. Ross Brown identify a key phenomenon they name “entrepreneurial recycling.” Through it, cashed-out entrepreneurs reinvest... Read More »

Cape Town

The tech scene on the African continent is filled with potential. While the largest African economies rely on resource extraction, the proliferation of internet connected devices has created all sorts of new opportunities. The continent’s key digital hubs include Nairobi in Kenya, Lagos in Nigeria and Cape Town in South Africa. Of the 163,000 millionaires... Read More »

Bogotá

Bogotá’s start-up ecosystem is on the cusp of something big. Colombia is the third-largest Spanish-speaking country in the world and with the stagnation of the Brazilian, Argentinean and Venezuelan economies it is primed to become the new tech hub of Latin America. The government of Colombia has passed a number of measures to develop the... Read More »

Malmö

Malmö (Sweden) is a relatively small city with a population of under a half a million but has a thriving startup scene that punches above its weight class. Malmö is the third largest city in Sweden and the most populous in Skåne, the southern region in Sweden. It borders Copenhagen (Denmark), 25 minutes across the... Read More »

The Next Billion Series: Facebook’s Efforts to Connect Developing Countries

The Next Billion is a three-part series examining the impact and opportunities created by the explosive growth of the connected world. Read the 1st and 2nd articles of the series.  In an effort to get the next billion internet users online more quickly, mobile carriers across the globe are experimenting with offering digital content and service bundles... Read More »

The Next Billion Series: Digital India

The Next Billion is a three-part series examining the impact and opportunities created by the explosive growth of the connected world. Read the 1st article of the series.  There are only two countries in the world with a population of more than one billion people: China and India. From a digital adoption standpoint, India’s growth... Read More »

The Next Billion Series: Connecting the Next Billion Internet Users

The Next Billion is a three-part series examining the impact and opportunities created by the explosive growth of the connected world. It took 22 years to connect two billion people to the internet. Over the next few years, that number will more than double as the global internet population swells to over four billion. This... Read More »

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