The World’s Most Innovative Countries 2019

The Global Innovation Index (GII)’s global rankings are the first tool worldwide to measure innovation. It measures a country’s performance based on its higher education, R&D spending, infrastructures, online creativity and knowledge creation. Its theme this year is “Creating Healthy Lives – The Future of Medical Innovation”. Indeed, the world is continuing to face innovations in health and medicine, triggering better quality of life around the globe. But inequalities still grow fast as innovation in healthcare still faces ethical, economic and social challenges.  But, innovators from underdeveloped countries are rising, proving that we can do more with less. Read More >> 

Y Combinator Accelerates the Hunt for Unicorns

Y Combinator (YC) is a massive startup accelerator that has invested in thousands of companies with a combined value of $150 billion. Last summer, YC accepted 11,000 new applicants to its startup school and will likely accept more this summer for a 10-week free of charges massive open online course with virtual office hours and access to 15,000 founders around the globe. The company is in the search for new innovative startups to join giants like Airbnb and Reddit in the YC family. Expanding its acceptance rate is all part of a strategy to stay in the game. Indeed, YC pioneered the startup accelerator model that has now been replicated worldwide. Despite the competition, they are able to stay ahead of the curve and dominate the field. Read More >>