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Startup Rising

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en Limba Engleză Carte Paperback – 24 Nov 2014
Despite the world's elation at the Arab Spring, shockingly little has changed politically in the Middle East; even frontliners Egypt and Tunisia continue to suffer repression, fixed elections, and bombings, while Syria descends into civil war. But in the midst of it all, a quieter revolution has begun to emerge, one that might ultimately do more to change the face of the region: entrepreneurship. As a seasoned angel investor in emerging markets, Christopher Schroeder was curious but skeptical about the future of investing in the Arab world. Traveling to Dubai, Cairo, Amman, Beirut, Istanbul, and even Damascus, he saw thousands of talented, successful, and intrepid entrepreneurs, all willing to face cultural, legal, and societal impediments inherent to their worlds. Equally important, he saw major private equity firms, venture capitalists, and tech companies like Google, Intel, Cisco, Yahoo, and LivingSocial making significant bets, despite the uncertainty in the region. In "Startup Rising," he marries his own observations with the predictions of these tech giants to offer a surprising and timely look at the second stealth revolution in the Middle East one that promises to reinvent it as a center of innovation and progress."
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781137279446
ISBN-10: 1137279443
Pagini: 238
Ilustrații: Includes 8 b/w photos
Dimensiuni: 145 x 244 x 18 mm
Greutate: 0.28 kg
Editura: Palgrave MacMillan Trade
Locul publicării: Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Notă biografică

Christopher Schroeder is an entrepreneur and angel investor. In 2010, he wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post about the start-ups in Dubai, and was subsequently invited by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to judge a start-up competition in Cairo one week before Tahrir Square. He is on the boards of advisors of the American University of Cairo School of Business and regional start-up resources Wamda and Oasis500. He lives in Washington, DC.

Caracteristici

While stories of bombings, rigged elections, and worse continue to dominate the headlines in the Middle East, Schroeder brings us amazing stories of success and opportunity from the Middle East, from a Saudi Arabian woman planning a smartphone case venture to a young tech entrepreneur coming of age in Syria
Schroeder is one of the few Westerners to experience first-hand the success of Middle Eastern entrepreneurship in recent years. He wrote an influential piece for The Washington Post in 2010 on Dubai and was asked by The Brookings Institute to help organize a session in June in Doha on regional entrepreneurship
The author has a number of unique connections throughout the Middle East and, in addition to young Middle Eastern entrepreneurs, plans to interview LinkedIn Founder Reid Hoffman, Netscape founder Marc Andreessen, AOL founder Steve Case, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg Secretary Clinton, former Secretary Madeleine Albright, and leading executives at the World Bank and OPIC
Schroeder enjoyed incredible media coverage for the hardcover. The author appeared on The Charlie Rose Show,andFareed ZakariaGPS,and was featured in The Financial Times, Forbes.com, Washington Post, Daily Beast, Al Jazeera America, TheAtlantic.com