When you think of great places to build, grow and sell a startup, Silicon Valley is the mecca. But increasingly, innovation is global and great companies are being built everywhere.
On July 18th I will be on a panel with the mayor of Waterloo (a city that is a prime location for startups) as part of a unique conference looking at the role of cities in fostering innovation.
Here’s the session description:
The Startup Metropolis: How to catalyze new companies
Great companies can be built anywhere, but they disproportionately emerge from certain cities, and indeed neighborhoods. What are the factors that promote an active start-up community in a given city? Why are some cities so much better at fostering a great ecosystem of startup companies? How can cities foster early, innovative ideas and products, and create a city export by taking them to scale in bigger markets?