Startups · Entrepreneurship

What other major startup hubs exist besides Silicon Valley?

Satvinder Singh Web and Graphic Designer at Designer ios

September 16th, 2016

Silicon Valley has been the leading force behind the disruption that technology has brought to the picture. However, innovation seems to be happening everywhere. In your mind what are other major startup hubs out there that should be considered?

Martin Omansky Independent Venture Capital & Private Equity Professional

September 17th, 2016

Boston. Sent from my iPhone

Michael Sinclair R&D, Product Development and Manufacturing

September 17th, 2016

Let's not omit Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada. There are hundreds of active start-ups in the region, it's a growing community that formed in the wake of BlackBerry's decline. Major tech players like Google, IBM, Intel, Electronic Arts, and many more, have all set up offices nearby as well to benefit from the strong talent pool of young engineers. Full disclosure: I'm a University of Waterloo Engineer.

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Himanshu Chudasama Founder CEO at Veloz Techform & Start-n-Excel

September 20th, 2016

There are various Hubs in India too at Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Hyderabad, Delhi, Ahmedabad just to name a few... The Indian Government, individual state governments and Private corporates are also Investing in Start Up Hubs with funds in tune of 50m+ USD and above...

We ourselves are planning to start a Hub at Ahmedabad as a Tech Start Up initiative. The Indian market has its own requirements that can be tapped here. India is growing majorly in Service Sector and with the huge population many things can be possible at cheaper resource costs.

Rod Abbamonte Co Founder at STARTREK / @startupHunter / @startupWay / @CoFounderFound / @GOcapital / @startupClub / @lastminute

September 17th, 2016

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Winston Lee President at Tallamond Inc

September 16th, 2016

I will see Seattle, Yes, Seattle.

Suryanarayanan A Head, Incubator consulting services at Bhiveworkspace

September 16th, 2016

Bengaluru, India definitely

Joseph Wang Chief Science Officer at Bitquant Research Laboratories

September 17th, 2016

Hong Kong is developing a local startup scene, but where I think Hong Kong is really going to shine is in being a startup connector.  The idea is that if you are a startup anywhere in the world and a funder from anywhere in the world, Hong Kong is the place where you end up connecting.

Venu Vasudevan IIoT | Big Data | Mobile | Media

September 17th, 2016

the only hubs even close in depth and volume of talent - Haifa, Seattle, (maybe Stockholm)

Jason Gibb Real Estate, Director & Business Development, MBA, CMA

September 16th, 2016

Nowadays almost every major city has startup hubs and incubators, basically worldwide.  SV is still the leader for start-up capital by far, however there are angel groups and VC's who like to invest locally in all major centers and many are mandated to do so.  Check out techstars they are in 5 countries and 7 major US cities and that is just one organization, there are many.  Innovation can come from anywhere today, but network, collaboration, feedback and community are strong assets and motivators for growing a business in an active center.  At the end of the day seed capital usually comes from a community of relatedness, thus raising capital probably within an hour drive from where you are based and where people are familiar with you, your team and company.  

Natalie Gershon CPG Marketing Consultant Specializing in Natural Food and Beverage, Building Brands and Common Sense

September 17th, 2016

You would be completely surprised how much great stuff is happening in Kansas City aka Silicon Prairie.  Ha!