Where does Finland stand?
Well… unfortunately, according to this infographic of the Startup Ecosystem Report 2012 by Startup Genome - It doesn't.
I'm sure that no one is surprised that the number one spot goes to Silicon Valley. But there are some unexpected ecosystems that will probably take most by surprise. Startup Genome's report ranked the top 20 most active startup scenes in the world based on pre-determined criteria. These included funding, entrepreneurial mindset, trendsetting, support, talent, and more.
One thing I, personally, would like to see is the rise of Finland. I hear and see a lot of ads promoting all kinds of entrepreneur seminars and events, and that's all find and good, but the real question is: Can we get Finland on this chart? And how long will it take us?
Finland has definitely made an impact by showing that we have the technology to be an international hub, but do we have the right approach to earn a position on this chart? More over, are our attitudes open enough to embrace the changes?
What do you think?? Can Finland be a internationally recognized hub for hot startups and entrepreneurs?? Where do you think we should start? What steps should be taken? Leave your comments below!