"Even in a hyper-connected world, physical location still matters to entrepreneurs, investors and talent. Factors affecting a start-up’s decision on where to establish their headquarters include quality of life, cost of living, proximity to academic institutions, government support, the economy and existing "ecosystems" that help new businesses.

Here we look at five innovation hotspots and discover what makes London, Paris, Singapore, Munich and Tel Aviv so attractive to entrepreneurs."

World Economic Forum Feb 22 2018