Category Subsidiarity

The Top 10 Biopharma Clusters – 2016

We concentrate investing in communities that demonstrate collaboration, an established ecosupport system and solid science. Most who made this list have these traits in common and gained to the Top 10 listed cluster by Gen News. Most saw significant increases in NIH funding (thanks in part to the $2 billion Congressional boost in research funding, […]

Can St. Louis become the next tech hub?

St. Louis has all of the ingredients to make it to the next level. Four major universities that are pumping our new technologies in health and bioscience, a willingness to invest in themselves and most important have learned the need to “collaborate.”

GEN | Insight & Intelligence™ Identifies Top 10 European Biopharma Clusters

  GEN’s algorithm ranked the top locations that included many of the up-and-coming smaller clusters which are showing major advances. The European cluster building deploys the organizing principle of Subsidiarity, which increases the opportunity for accelerated growth. The closer the governing authority the faster decision process. One notable example was Norway’s Oslo Cancer Cluster which […]

Example Founder Dilution Over Multiple Financing Rounds

Originally posted on David Cummings on Startups:
Continuing with yesterday’s post titled Dilution With Every Round of Financing, it’s instructive to walk through an example as a founder. Before the example, I like to highlight the stories of ultra-successful entrepreneurs that have taken their company public, and the vast majority own less than 20% of…

Innovation Sparks The Redevelopment of Cities Core Areas

Pick up any journal or publication focused on community development and you will find a countless number of articles, reports and studies all speaking to the impact of innovation on economic development. A pattern is emerging from this discussion: Do it or be left behind. But to truly create a nexus or hub there are […]

Keen On… Innovation: Is Silicon Valley Losing Its Mojo?

Being “cool” is important to open innovation assuming there is enough good people willing to collaborate, invest and support the entire community. Related articles Samsung launches Silicon Valley incubator ( Measuring open innovation ( Open Innovation could spur diversity (

Collaboration is a Critical Ingredient to Succeeding in the Innovation Economy

The science of economic development is changing everyday. I am calling it a science because there are some many ingredients and conditions that must be in place or have the realistic potential to being put into place for a company to choose your location over another. If the blend isn’t perfect than nothing will develop […]