Beyond the Coast: The Middle Is Where It's At

Speakers

Silicon Valley has long reigned superior as the startup capital of the world. And while we still bow down to some of its residents the current position amongst many in the tech community is that opportunities for tech innovation and growth are more widely present in areas outside of the bay area--particularly in the Heartland--due in large part to the rising costs in San Francisco and economic booms elsewhere. This session will provide insight into why San Francisco is no longer the startup capital of the world, why investors are taking notice and are beginning to examine the Heartland’s growing tech revolution. More importantly, it will advise the audience on the impact this will have on startups and employment.



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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Film Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate