JTC’s Block 71 takes root in San Francisco

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Since it’s mention by The Economist magazine as the “world’s most tightly packed entrepreneurial ecosystem”, Singapore’s Block 71, run by the JTC Corporation, is often used to highlight how governments can foster and consolidate a startup ecosystem in a single location.

Housing about 250 startups, accelerators, incubators and VC firms, its latest expansion, dubbed Launchpad, doubles its current capacity to 500 companies. This model is now being transplanted to San Francisco, which is often described as the mecca of tech startups worldwide.

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