How Tech Hubs Outside SV Lead The Way on Diversity

Speakers

Heather Cabot

St Martin's Press

Amy Nelson

Venture For America

Nick Smoot

Innovation Collective

Detroit, Kansas City, Coeur D'Alene, Chattanooga: Cities with robust tech ecosystems, rated highly for women and diverse founders to ideate and build their companies. How are they doing it? Can starting a company outside Silicon Valley lend more opportunity to under-represented entrepreneurs and elevate diverse business ideas? What are the opportunities for investors and the local economy? How can other cities replicate these efforts and what does this mean for the overall tech industry?

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