Founders Flash: Next Generation of Entrepreneurs Step Outside Silicon Valley

Recently, LinkedIn’s co-founder Reid Hoffman said that Silicon Valley is – and will remain – the epicenter of entrepreneurs and emerging companies. But younger entrepreneurs strongly disagree; many believe that starting a company outside Silicon Valley is key to their companies’ survival.

While there are plenty of reasons for Silicon Valley’s dominance (an abundance of young talent, a culture of accepting transplants and easy access to capital), there’s no absolute truth to the idea that Silicon Valley is the best place on the planet to build and scale a business right now.

With access capital quickly expanding and new resources like crowdfunding, other areas of the country – and the globe – are quickly becoming startup hotspots.

Learn more about startups outside Silicon Valley, and more in this edition of Founders Flash.

 
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