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Get Ready Seattle, Startup Week is Heading Your Way

By | Oct 22, 2015 at 8:00 am

What is it that makes an ordinary city blossom into a robust tech hub? It’s a question that pervades the minds of almost everybody involved in building a tech ecosystem in a city, all the way from the locals up to the VC investors….


San Francisco

Startup Communities: Does Location Matter To Start Your Company?

By | Aug 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm

In May 2015, I left everything in Montreal, Quebec, Canada behind and together my co-founder and fiancée Emilie Elice-Label, arrived in San Francisco to set up operations for our company here for the next 6 months. While living in Montreal, and Paris before that, I’ve been…



Vote for Your Favorite Startup in the Will This Fly? Pitch Competition

By | Apr 30, 2016 at 12:10 pm

Before they launch their companies, startup founders have to ask a lot of questions. “Is there market demand for this product?” “Can we start production at a reasonable cost?” “Does anyone actually want what we’re selling?” But when all is said and done, running…


Does Your Startup Need to Be in Silicon Valley?

By | Apr 3, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Basic psychology will teach you that personal development isn’t a question of nature versus nurture, but rather a healthy balance between the two. That bi-directional influence now also applies to startup growth and their tech hub city environments. For anyone considering where to start…


When Seeking Corporate Funding or Partnership, Don’t Lose Sight of Your Startup Vision [VIDEO]

By | Oct 29, 2014 at 9:00 pm

At this year’s Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference, there was a lot of focus on how public and private entities can support the development of startup communities. In one particular panel, titled “Corporations Embracing Startup Communities,” representatives from leading corporations discussed the various ways through which large companies…

Social Media


The Startup Revolution Hub, Brad Feld’s Crack at Hacker News-Like Social News Site

By | Dec 4, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Starting a startup community revolution ain’t easy.  It would take something along the lines of -say- a five book series and a dedicated online venue to host this community. As it happens, Brad Feld is the man for the job, and is doing just…