The Top 10 Largest Startup Ecosystems in the U.S.

May 18, 2016

11:45 am

For years, the Bay Area has been considered one of the most prolific and innovative startup ecosystems in the world. With new companies sprouting up like dandelions and innovative technologies coming out of the California city like hot cakes, San Francisco and it’s surrounding areas have made starting up look easy. And according to a recent study by 1776 and the US Chamber of Commerce, nothing has changed.

The report evaluated the number of startups based in 10 US cities. While the Bay Area reigns supreme with double the next closest competitor, cities like New York, Boston and Washington DC are making a push to compete with the startup haven. And with a weak score among some connectivity factors on the part of the California area, these cities could be higher up the list before you know it.

If you are wondering if your city is ripe for another startup, check out the list below to begin your entrepreneurial journey.

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Conor is a writer, comedian and world-renowned sweetheart. As the Assistant Editor and Writer at Tech.Co, he’s written about everything from Kickstarter campaigns and budding startups to tech titans and innovative technologies. His background in stand-up comedy made him the perfect person to host Startup Night at SXSW and the Funding Q&A at Innovate! and Celebrate, posing questions to notable tech minds from around the world. In his spare time, he thinks about how to properly pronounce the word "colloquially." Conor is the Assistant Editor and Writer at Tech.Co. You can email him at

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