Screw the Valley: A Coast-to-Coast Tour of America’s New Tech Startup Culture: New York, Boulder, Austin, Raleigh, Detroit, Las Vegas, Kansas City

By Timothy Sprinkle

The most fun high-tech startups are escaping the pricy and inbred setting of Silicon Valley. Welcome to the future.

Entrepreneurs be aware of they have to embody innovation to excel—starting with the place they find their new enterprise. thankfully, budding businesses looking fertile floor have extra concepts this present day than ever sooner than. Screw the Valley calls on today’s marketers and aspiring company vendors to put out of your mind California and discover different ideas around the country—cities that supply more space to respire, more uncomplicated entry to investment and proficient employees, fewer heads to butt, and no more funds down the drain.

Timothy Sprinkle visits seven parts that supply an outstanding panorama for tech startups:

Detroit
New York City
Las Vegas
Austin
Kansas City
Raleigh-Durham
Boulder

Sprinkle supplies readers a window into the startup capability in each one urban, detailing which industries are thriving the place, and highlighting the original charm and personality of every location.

Bright principles aren't geographically restricted, and innovation is occurring on a daily basis in towns everywhere in the nation. It’s time to imagine open air the field by way of startup place. It’s time to assert Screw the Valley.

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