Clevver Blog: For startups

Your checklist for the American Dream: 5 things to consider before doing business in New York

If New York City was a country, its economy would still be among the top 15 globally due to its massive finance, media and telecommunication industries. All that make the city an ideal place to do business in, and to facilitate your market entry to the Big Apple, we collected a few essential steps for…

Johannesburg – A City Made of Gold

Johannesburg is undoubtedly among the most important cities when it comes to the continent of Africa. Being the biggest and most pioneering metropolitan area in the Republic of South Africa, it has seen many turmoil and tremendous success as well, ending up as a promising and prosperous global city. After its significant gold resources have…

Portland – From Steel to Green

If one thinks about essential strategic locations in the Pacific Northwest of the US, Portland is sure to be among the first cities that comes to mind. Being a highly dangerous and crime-fuelled area at the beginning of the 19th century, the city started to grow significantly after the spreading of the steel industry, which…

Pittsburgh – From Reactive to Proactive

Pittsburgh has magically followed the trajectory that that the world went through during the end of the millennium. While many metropoles took the change from industrialization to digital revolution with difficulties, this city of around 300,000 inhabitants served as a prime example of how cautious planning and rigorous implementation can help adapt to the challenges…

Atlanta – A Continuous Flow Of Values And Ideas

Atlanta is a great example of how a city can build on its original assets in order to secure a prosperous future. Well known for being a pivotal transportation hub since its founding, the city has been growing exponentially, exploiting the benefits of commercial, intellectual and social colourfulness provided by its advantageous geographical position. Today…

Dubai – Towards The Sky

Who hasn’t awed at the wonder Dubai has become in the last few decades? In the middle of the 20th century, the city (and its home country, the United Arab Emirates), relied mostly on trade, but the discovery of oil reserves helped them skyrocket into prosperity, providing a solid base on which the current economy…

Beijing – A Beacon For Millions

If you want to immerse yourself in the real China, you must get close to Beijing. The cultural, commercial and political capital of this enormous (and enormously influential) country serves as the centre for millions of people when it comes to transportation, business, technology or life in general. As the second most populous city globally,…

Seoul – A Scene Of Unstoppable Growth

The evolution of South Korea in the last few decades is truly miraculous: from a moderately growing developing country it became one of the biggest players in technology, consumer electronics and IT. This rapid shift transformed Seoul, its capital, into one of the world’s largest metropolitan economies, pushed it among one of the most liveable…

Macau – Between Business And Leisure

Guess: Which city is the biggest casino and gambling centre in the world? No, it’s not Las Vegas, but an area thousands of kms away: Macau. As a special administrative region of China, it has managed to gain reputation as an outstanding metropolitan area with special features, regulations and privileges. Influenced by the Portuguese for…

Mexico City – The Giant Of Latin America

Mexico City is one of the most impressive global metropoles when it comes to numbers and dimensions. Its sprawling size not only makes it the Western Hemisphere’s largest metropolitan area but also the globe’s biggest city of native Spanish speakers. This is why the almost 700-year-old capital can be considered as the perfect springboard for…

Tallinn – A City Fully Embracing The Future

In a world where digitalization is essential, Estonia is inarguably among the global pioneers of its time. Miles ahead of its geographical neighbours and economic partners, the country has proven that innovation, fresh ideas and an open attitude can provide advantages that can equal the value of natural resources, political power and historical significance. The…

Belgrade – a city with an ambitious future

Belgrade is becoming ever more attractive for investors and businesses, and a massive business district is being built along the banks of the Sava River. Just around the bend, the river flows right into the Danube. The area, dubbed the “Belgrade Waterfront”, is set to become Serbia’s Manhattan, complete with modern skyscrapers, green avenues, and…

Zurich – a city of green and gold

Zurich is money’s HQ. It’s not just the many banks and the stock exchange that makes it so; luxury is woven into the city’s fabric, from its economy to its culture. Elegant, exclusive boutiques and jewelers dot throughout, as do stylish cafes and high-end galleries. This self-assured city exudes a quiet confidence, effortlessly balanced with…