Innovation is a demographic, not a geographic, phenomenon.
We are in an age of, largely positive, conspicuous creation. The rise of entrepreneurial class supersedes nationality. Whether from Tsinghua, Indian Institute of Technology, or Stanford, entrepreneurs with similar education and ambition share more in common with each other than they do with their brethren within borders. Clustered in the Y-Combinators, the TechStars, and the 500 Startups are manifold international Founders, CEOs, and teams.
Found in near every startup is a method of human capital differentiation. From visa sponsorships to secure top international talent, to the development team that’s based in China or Israel, many startups cross oceans. Entrepreneurs will continue to find each other, and distributed talent, ideation, and competition is the undeniable status quo.