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Old 02-04-2019, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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In the tech world, it's as much about ego. Why go to SF if it's so expensive? "Just want to be around the scene."
According to the link's source, SF ranks No.1 for early stage funding sources. SJ ranks No. 2

So the Bay Area is expensive but it's also the place where youre most likely to find investors to back your business and capital is the lifeblood of a new company.
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Old 02-04-2019, 02:30 PM
 
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There's a virtuous cycle at play. VCs want to be near the companies they invest in and thus companies near the VCs get more funding. Companies in turn spin out more startups and the cycle continues. This is why the Bay Area gets about half of all venture capital in the US.
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Old 02-05-2019, 09:09 AM
 
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It totally depends on the type of business but Birmingham, AL has seen solid start-up growth and is doing a good job at creating an environment that is entrepreneurial friendly along with a cheap cost of living which can be very important in a companies early stages.
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Old 02-05-2019, 11:14 AM
 
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It totally depends on the type of business but Birmingham, AL has seen solid start-up growth and is doing a good job at creating an environment that is entrepreneurial friendly along with a cheap cost of living which can be very important in a companies early stages.
Birmingham ranked #37 of the 50 metros ranked....better than many would expect.

https://www.inc.com/surge-cities/bes...ml?cid=sf01001
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Old 02-05-2019, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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Just at first blush, Orlando or Salt Lake beating out Seattle seems odd.
Why does it seem odd?
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Old 02-05-2019, 11:48 AM
 
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Why does it seem odd?
Because Seattle has spent the better part of the last decade basking in Amazon and overflow from Silicon Valley, and if you had told me it was #1 I wouldn’t have much questioned it. I don’t have that reaction with the other two.
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Old 02-05-2019, 04:39 PM
 
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Austin, Salt lake City, Raleigh North Carolina, Nashville, San Francisco, San Jose, San Diego, Denver, Orlando & Portland!


10 best Cities in the US to Start a business or so they have been rated. How would C-D rate them? Opinions


https://www.bizjournals.com/nashvill...-starting.html
Uhh...FORBES says different.
https://www.forbes.com/best-places-f...ab:overall:ok:
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Old 02-05-2019, 07:10 PM
 
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That's not quite the same as what the Inc ranking is looking at which is specifically start-ups. Obviously there's a good bit of overlap though.
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Old 02-05-2019, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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Because Seattle has spent the better part of the last decade basking in Amazon and overflow from Silicon Valley, and if you had told me it was #1 I wouldn’t have much questioned it. I don’t have that reaction with the other two.
Right... But those have nothing to do with being a prime location for start-ups...
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Old 02-05-2019, 11:15 PM
 
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Right... But those have nothing to do with being a prime location for start-ups...
Talent and money are usually important for starting a business.
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