Global Finder Network

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What is The
Global Finder Network?

The Global Finder Network is an umbrella platform that offers regional innovation hubs a proven tool to map their local innovation ecosystem, using unified technology, interfaces, methodologies and definitions. Connecting Global Finder members, strengthening local centers of innovation, and creating bonds between the growing ecosystems, Global Finder proactively helps ecosystems evolve and develop.

It enables sharing best practices between members, increases connectivity, promotes cross-country comparisons, and helps foster opportunities for multilateral collaboration. Global Finder also offers the unique opportunity to connect with one of the strongest and most innovative high-tech ecosystems in the world, by leveraging its Israel connection.

Global Finder is based on Start-Up Nation Finder, an innovation discovery platform created by Start-Up Nation Central, which enables direct and meaningful engagement with the local innovation ecosystem, offering valuable insights into current performance, challenges, and trends. Start-Up Nation Central founded the Global Finder Network to build bridges between international innovation ecosystems, by promoting inter-ecosystem teamwork, coupled with cross-country collaboration, we aim to establish an international benchmark for the narrative of innovation.

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The Platform

What is The Global Finder Platform?
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The Global Finder platform is a connectivity tool that enables the Global Finder Network Partners to continuously develop their respective innovation ecosystems, by identifying and mapping regional innovative companies, facilitating local connectivity, and international collaboration. Global Finder helps generate valuable insights into the trends and challenges of the ecosystem, enabling an approach to local ecosystem development.

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Partners become the go-to source for all innovation matters, both locally and internationally. This positions them as central players within their local ecosystem, collecting data, offering full transparency, and providing insights regarding the innovation space, online and for free. The Global Finder platform can also be leveraged as a resource for governments, investors and multinational corporations, to scout for innovative companies of potential interest, to monitor industry strengths and performance, and to identify prospective investment and partnership opportunities.

The Partners

The partners of the Global Finder Network are organizations that play a key role in developing their local innovation ecosystems and have earned the trust of the local stakeholders.

Israel

Start-Up Nation Finder is the first Global Finder platform, developed and maintained by Start-Up Nation Central, an independent non-profit organization that builds bridges to Israeli innovation.
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Thailand

Called "SPHERE 8 Finder," SPHERE 8 is a tech ecosystem builder that supports & connects innovation stakeholders in Thailand & ASEAN.
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New Zealand

Called "Scale-Up NZ," Global Finder New Zealand, is led by Callaghan Innovation, New Zealand’s innovation agency.
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Michigan

Called "startupMICHIGAN.com," Global Finder Michigan, is led by The Michigan Israel Business Accelerator (MIBA), a non-profit organization committed to advancing Michigan's innovation ecosystem.
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Texas

Called “HTX TECHLIST”, Global Finder Texas is led by Houston Exponential, a non-profit organization created to accelerate the growth of Houston’s innovation ecosystem.
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Taiwan

Global Finder Taiwan , is led by i2i, Taiwan's largest innovation company, working to help, support and promote start-ups, link them and expand their operations in markets around the world.
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We provide our partners with:

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Cloud-based technological platform
With regular and consistent upgrades: A local instance of Global Finder that enables them to gather, organize, and analyze information, as well as connecting local innovation stakeholders.
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Global research insights
Access to comparative analysis of ecosystem development across regions to highlight potential opportunities.
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Operational knowledge & training
The methodologies and best practices for data gathering and analysis are shared with all partners on an ongoing basis and during a comprehensive Global Finder training program in Israel.
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Growth and partnership opportunities
Start-Up Nation Central will offer its knowledge, expertise, and skills regarding development of the ecosystem and local strategic partnerships.
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We expect our partners to:

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Commit to gathering and maintaining quality information about the local ecosystem.
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All information gathered will be the partner’s IP, shared only to generate comparative research, and improve usability and customer experience.
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All relevant data will be made publicly available, according to Start-Up Nation Finder standards.
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A team of dedicated analysts will be retained to maintain the quality of information presented.
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Contributory funds towards the establishment of the local instance of Global Finder Platform.
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Commit to act in the best interests of the companies and the local innovation ecosystem.
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Join the Global Finder Network and tell the story of your innovation ecosystem to the world.

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