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Innovation

Innovation

Forbes analyzes the global landscape to bring us a foretaste of the startups that are set to make their mark in the near future. These are the 25 companies that are on course to hit the highly-prized $1 billion ($1,000 million) mark next year. Here we highlight five of them.

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One of the most important events on emerging technologies in the world takes place in Medellin, Colombia. For two days, it serves as a showcase for significant ideas in the field of entrepreneurship, technology, science and innovation. The first day dealt with issues such as the Internet of Things, 3-D printing, energy micro-networks and drones, among others. The debates raised by these talks throw up a series of new perspectives for reflection and work.

The best situation for a startup is to have at least two sections: a technological section and an administrator section, but both of them must have the same idea for the project. When they fail, even in the vision, their projects fail. Mario Alberto García Díaz, head of theBusiness incubator at the La Salle University, gives us some advice to start up an entrepreneurial project.

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Last 16 April we hosted a session of the Innovation Club Colombia. The aim of this club is to share the best practices in innovation, and bring together innovation managers and executives from different areas who are in charge of heading innovation efforts in the most successful companies in Colombia.