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Ecosystems

San Francisco

What Are The Top Tech Hubs? 25 Cities Ranked

By | Jun 19, 2017 at 12:15 pm

The mission to become the “next Silicon Valley” has become a trite endeavor as every city outside of the San Francisco bay area has attempted to spur the connectivity, capital, talent, and success potential that it has to offer. Let’s not forget, Silicon Valley…

Reports & Rankings

Austin

The Top 5 Cities for Tech in the US

By | Apr 20, 2017 at 11:20 am

For years, Silicon Valley has been the tech haven of the world. With more patents, more unicorn companies, and more overall innovation than anywhere in the world, it was hard to argue with the Bay Area’s status as the best city for tech. However,…

Ecosystems

Portland, Maine

New Bill Seeks to Expand Maine Technology Institute’s Scope

By | Apr 9, 2017 at 2:30 pm

A new bipartisan bill has been introduced in Augusta that would expand the Maine Technology Institute’s role within the state’s innovation ecosystem. The bill — LD 1324, An Act to Support Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Maine’s Economic Future — would explicitly proffer certain powers onto the organization,…

Tech.Co Top Stories

Tech.Co Top Stories: SoCal Startups, Facebook, and Next in Tech Cities

By | Mar 31, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Spring is here! The sun is shining a little brighter, the birds are chirping a little louder, and your seasonal depression has been downgraded to some light hibernation. What have you missed, you ask? Well, you’ve missed a whole slew of Tech.Co top stories…

Inspiration

J.D. Vance on Being a Zealot for Your Ecosystem

By | Mar 30, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Growing up in a rural town often means that people are only exposed to the businesses and experiences available in their bubble. And while one might hear about technology happening in the world and in nearby big cities, the thought of connecting with those people…

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Reports & Rankings

The Top 25 “Next in Tech” Cities Fostering Startup Growth [Infographic]

By | Mar 30, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Being a startup in a tech hub can be pretty stressful. Whether it’s Silicon Valley or New York City, you have to be pretty lucky to make it as a small fish in a big pond. Between vying for funding and fighting for media attention,…

Startups & Apps

Dallas

Here Are the 10 Dallas Startups You Need to Know About

By | Mar 27, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Everything’s bigger in Texas. And if you don’t think that applies to the Dallas startup ecosystem, you’re in for quite the surprise. Not only can you find plenty of local talent waiting to be scooped up by hungry startup founders, there’s also a degree…

Ecosystems

Phoenix

5 Veteran-Led Businesses Innovating in Phoenix

By | Feb 22, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Being in the military is a great honor in this country. But when the brave men and women return from serving the United States, many turn to entrepreneurship as a way to continue supporting themselves and their families. In fact, nine percent of all…

Events

Phoenix

The 5 Hottest Events at Phoenix Startup Week

By | Feb 16, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Having a supportive ecosystem can make a world of difference for budding startups. While a good idea can go a long way in the business world, startups need funding, mentoring, and support throughout the growth of the company. And if you think they’re coming…

Business

Orlando

Do Orlando’s Startup Incubators Have a Brain Drain Problem?

By | Feb 9, 2017 at 3:40 pm

Incubators exist to create healthy startups that can then help the incubator out in a virtuous cycle. The problem: Sometimes the startup just leaves the area, drawn to one of the limited number of truly massive tech hubs in the nation. It’s a problem that…

Events

Tampa

The 5 Hottest Events at Tampa Bay Startup Week

By | Feb 8, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Despite all the individual glory, startups are nothing without their ecosystems. From mentor advice to VC funding, even the likes of Uber and Snapchat needed help from their environment to make it to the top. And while entrepreneurs tend to play the lone wolf…

Ecosystems

Portland, Maine

MTI Provides Grants to Seven Maine Companies

By | Feb 5, 2017 at 12:45 pm

While the Maine startup ecosystem goes somewhat unrecognized, the burgeoning tech and innovative startups are making some serious moves. The Maine Technology Institute has awarded $95,213 in grants to seven Maine companies in hopes of jump starting the ecosystem. To be more specific, MTI…

Ecosystems

Dallas

14 Entrepreneurs on What It’s Like to Be a Startup in Dallas

By | Feb 2, 2017 at 4:40 pm

The Dallas area is the economic and technological hub of North Texas, which is no easy feat. More impressively, it’s officially the largest inland metropolitan area in the United States (Sorry, Chicago). But what does the startup community look like? Dallas, and the entire DFW area (an…

Ecosystems

Connecticut

Connecticut Startups Are Looking to Rebound in 2016

By | Oct 14, 2016 at 6:30 pm

According to a recent study by the Connecticut Business & Industry Association and BlumShapiro, over two thirds of state businesses showed a profit in 2015, which is a 10-year high. However, the same study shows that half of those same businesses do not plan on…

Ecosystems

Chicago

8 Entrepreneurs on What It’s Like to Be a Startup in Chicago

By | Oct 12, 2016 at 12:45 pm

With the Cubs advancing in the MLB playoffs, Chicago is abuzz with excitement. Even with winter looming in the coming months, there is a certain energy in the city that is palpable when you wander through The Loop, Lakeview, and Wrigleyville. Many people refer to…

Ecosystems

How to Address and Improve Underserved Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

By | Oct 11, 2016 at 1:30 pm

Not every entrepreneurial ecosystem will lead the pack like Silicon Valley. For smaller ecosystems, underserved industries, and unattended niches, it can be difficult to start up in a meaningful way. But when it comes to startup ecosystem success, there are a few things you need to…

Ecosystems

Phoenix

Could Phoenix Become the Next Big Tech Hub?

By | Sep 27, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Everyone knows that San Francisco has boasted the most startup exits, launches, pivots, and success stories of any city in the world. Their stance as the biggest tech hub is never contested or even argued in any circle of knowledgable individuals. But the race…