Our mission is to feature the
top 100 innovation success stories
from the most exciting cities
around the world.

The INNOVATE® publishing series is a 350-page in-depth study and AR video series that showcases the people, companies, products, and services that are leading the race within a cities innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem. A book with augmented reality video, an online platform and a global network with a common goal of ensuring the best innovations and innovation enablers connect and succeed.

The publications are divided into three types of contributors:

The experts, thought leaders and academics with the ideas

The innovators, the entrepreneurs, and the startups

The supporters, funders, and enablers of innovation for the ecosystem

The target audience for our omni media platform is not just aimed at experts, it is also aimed at business people outside of the Tech world who need to be in the know.

We welcome business leaders and decision-makers who can affect change in their industries as well as open-minded folk who want to know what and who there is to know in the ecosystems and play an active role in its growth and development.

Meet The Team

Global Village Publishing

Sven Boermeester

Founder & CEO

Callie Van Graan

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Belinda Van Graan

Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

Marketing, Communications, Brand & Video

Fahmida Seitz

Chief Digital Officer (CDO)

Website & AR

Kern Wilson

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Brian Weeber

Video Editor

Meghan Tear Percy

Managing Editor

Anita Naidoo

Production Manager

Gia Bischofberger

Production & Project Manager

Sarah Nieman

Production Manager & Proofreader

Peter Batistich

Art & Design Director

Ravi Handve

Art & Design Director

Susan Heiman

Art & Design Director


Ashby Green

Publishing Partner


Bill Quigley

Publishing Partner

Tampa Bay Vol 3

Camille Wilson

Publishing Partner (Wilson Dutra Law)


Daphne Fletcher

Publishing Partner

San Diego

Gill Wagner

Publishing Partner

Louiseville, Phoenix, St. Louis, Society, Utah

Glen Edwards

Publishing Partner

New Jersey, Philadelphia

Gregory Ross-Munro

Publishing Partner

Cruise & Ferry

Henry Hintermeister

Publishing Partner

Chicago, Minnesota

Marcus Howard

Publishing Partner

Gaming & Esport

Pablo Casilimas

Publishing Partner


Rodrigo Rodríguez-Novás

Publishing Partner


Scott Levine

Publishing Partner

St. Louis


Brahm Glickman

Publishing Partner

Montréal & Ottawa

Ruby K. Sandhu

Publishing Partner


UK & Europe

Frank Boermeester

Publishing Partner


Lígia Neves

Publishing Partner


Miron Lukač

Publishing Partner

Bosnia & Herzegovinia

Natalia Rodríguez Novás

Publishing Partner

United Kingdom & Switzerland

Pedro Coelho

Publishing Partner


Middle East & Africa

Karl Hougaard

Publishing Partner

Middle East

Thapelo Letsholo

Publishing Partner


Tlotli  Dube

Publishing Partner

South Africa

Cherylann Sawyer

Publishing Partner

South Africa

Vincent Magwenya

Publishing Partner

South Africa


Aditya Mendonca

Publishing Partner (Raintree Media)


Sandhya Mendonca

Publishing Partner (Raintree Media)



“DO IT LIVE IT LOVE IT” is a 250-page book showcasing the unrivaled lifestyle and diverse community initiatives a city has to offer.

The publication is divided into 3 sections that:
1. Welcome the diverse regions that make up the city
2. Meet the people and discover the stories that unite our warm-hearted community
3. Showcase fun, food, fashion, entertainment, festivals, fitness, and luxury lifestyles

Best Of Series

Best of the World – a truly global brand

A selected book for selected places.

The “Best Of” series profiles leading companies and business icons, each within their own category. We celebrate the success of cities, individuals and companies with high-quality editorials and imagery in our luxury hardcover personalized print format.

The result is the ultimate interactive corporate gift and P.R. marketing tool for governments, corporate companies, hotels, and business people who are providing the leading products and services for their region.

Business Address

Global Village Ventures LLC
9307 Wellington Park Circle
Tampa, FL 33647
United States of America

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