Combining emerging trends in collaboration, democratization, and urbanization, this book examines the emergence of entrepreneurship and innovation as a primarily urban phenomenon, explains why urban environments are rapidly attracting global innovators across three distinct forms of "urbanpreneurship," and lights the path forward for entrepreneurs, innovators, and city governments.
• Documents how the integration of three converging trends―collaboration, democratization, and urbanization―contribute to what the author calls the "Urbanpreneur Spiral"
• Presents eye-opening insights and reflections on the current and future state of entrepreneurship and innovation in society
• Explains why today's cities are the primary source of opportunities for new entrepreneurs
• Pays much-needed attention to the growing role of local governments in fostering entrepreneurship and innovation