In major startup hubs like Silicon Valley or New York City, there are no shortage of events and gatherings for tech entrepreneurs. But make no mistake: There are world class events for startup entrepreneurs everywhere — even outside of these startup meccas. The following is a collection of…
Despite the fact that this blog — and my recent book — are about startup nuances outside of Silicon Valley, the truth is that it’s a very special place for a startup entrepreneur to be. Here are a few tips if you’re an outsider like me planning a visit.
Some investors believe that “the rent is too damn high” in Silicon Valley. Startup valuations are through the roof, and founders feel too entitled. To them, I say come over to the Midwest. The grass is greener here, and our startups are just as amazing.
Despite the fact that there’s more capital available to seed-stage startups than perhaps anytime in history, it’s still not easy to raise startup seed capital — especially outside of Silicon Valley. This post describes steps that founders can take to help them raise the seed capital that they need.
Sometimes being in a smaller startup community offers some benefits. You can be the big fish in a smaller pond. But how do you become that “big fish”? How do you become a true leader in your own startup community, wherever that may be?
Silicon Valley is the land where startup dreams are made. Fast Teslas. Multi-million dollar party rounds. Founders and investors everywhere you turn. You have to move your startup there to be successful, right? I’m not so sure.
Within the technology startup world — there’s always a lot of talk. But most of the time, this talk is about startups inside of Silicon Valley. I was curious: What do people say about startups outside of Silicon Valley? So I decided to try a little experiment…