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by Robert Snow and Tony Gourlay

Impact tech start-ups are on the rise — in cities the world over

What’s the first place that comes to mind when you think of true technological innovation? Most everyone will say Silicon Valley. Or possibly Seattle. Some may argue for Seoul or Stockholm or Tokyo.

SHIFT! takes a very different perspective.

A new start-up discovery platform from Impact X, SHIFT! recognises that great tech innovators exist not only in these most obvious places, but are actually everywhere — in cities big and small, across the globe.

SHIFT! is on a worldwide mission to…


by Robert Snow and Tony Gourlay

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Impact tech start-ups are on the rise — in cities the world over

What’s the first place that comes to mind when you think of true technological innovation? Most everyone will say Silicon Valley. Or possibly Seattle. Some may argue for Seoul or Stockholm or Tokyo.

SHIFT! takes a very different perspective.

A new start-up discovery platform from Impact X, SHIFT! recognises that great tech innovators exist not only in these most obvious places, but are actually everywhere — in cities big and small, across the globe.

SHIFT! is on a worldwide mission to…


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Impact X is creating the world’s largest Impact Technology ecosystem. The goal: shift $5 billion in capital in the next five years to solve systemic problems on a global scale

By Robert Snow

What’s more important? Technology for convenience, or technology with purpose?

You know the old, bad joke. It’s been going around since the advent of smartphones. You mention an annoying or obscure or insignificant task you must do, and someone says, “I’m sure there’s an app for that.”

And it is almost like that today, isn’t it? Food delivery in under 30 minutes? No problem. Check the football…

Robert Snow

Robert Snow is a marketing writer and strategist specializing in creating communications for the high tech sector. He is based in New York City.

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