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I´m stuck on choosing the best city to incubate my mobile startup.

Malcolm Dunn CEO & Founder en Eventicon Network

April 30th, 2015

For months I´ve been planning to Incubate my Mobile Startup venture. Finding the right city to do so is a tough one.... I have found Incubators all across the globe and I have lost focus on which would be the most suitable town to settle in for this critical stage. Any thoughts on the matter will be appreciated.

Mathieu Guerville Director, UL Ventures (Corporate VC)

April 30th, 2015

It's largely irrelevant, most large cities have enough of a talent pool that you won't run into limitations until (if) you are growing on a massive scale Now some cities may have a better fit for the culture you seek, or the customer base (if it's an app for hedge fund managers don't incubate in Salt Lake City), or the pace and cost profile you're comfortable with (bootstrapping is easier in cheap cities, it goes without saying) but overall the location of your startup isn't what's going to make or break it, or even be in the top 10 factors of its performance.

Shingai Samudzi

April 30th, 2015

Low cost of living + decent availability of early customers (and investors, if you need).

Pittsburgh, PA and Portland, OR come to mind as good places if you are looking at the US.

Tim Scott

April 30th, 2015

If you're any kind of B2B play, go where your customers are.

Mark Moe VP of Global Business Development at GSVlabs

May 1st, 2015

We have an innovation lab dedicated to mobile at GSVlabs in Silicon Valley.  Please let me know if you would like me to put you in touch with my colleague who is running the lab.

Lane Campbell I baked a unicorn cake once.

April 30th, 2015

Go wherever you need.  Don't fret on the location you found, you can always move onward.  Ship, ship, ship!


April 30th, 2015

Providing a best thing to people is imp. It will help u in further expansion plans. Dont give more time about thinking which city should you start first. Basic research of the city is also necessary

Tom Taft Managing Partner at Laurel Group

April 30th, 2015

Seattle.  Tech is off the hook up here but we need more mobile deals up here.  Great base of mobile (ATT, TMO) and enterprise (MS, Amazon, Tableau, Concur) but need more of a convergence between the two.

Adrian Andrade Creative Director at emPower

April 30th, 2015

Find an incubator that feels right for the company, don't worry about the city. That being said, try to build in places you have a decent shot at furthering the company with potential investors.

Joanan Hernandez CEO & Founder at Mollejuo

May 1st, 2015

My suggestion,

Consider Oakland. It might have the best of both worlds: Silicon Valley access, cheap real state.

Just saying.


David Crooke Serial entrepreneur and CTO

April 30th, 2015

Austin, TX. If it's a good idea and you need an awesome CTO, you know where to find me ;)