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Written by Jude Stewart
Nowadays, anyone can start a business anywhere and thrive. We’ve seen it in all corners of the country, from mobile-app makers in Durham, North Carolina, to iPad kiosk manufacturers in Salt Lake City, Utah. And yet. Nothing quite compares to bumping into top VC execs at Duane Reade and taking b-school classes at Stanford alongside guys from Google and YouTube. Innovation might abound across the United States, but in the resources department, New York and Silicon Valley still play lead.
That’s not to suggest that smaller cities aren’t rife with incubators, investors, and other support needed to succeed in business. It’s just that sometimes it’s hard to know where to look. Here, John Dearborn, president of the Cleveland-based nonprofit VC firm JumpStart Inc., shares three tips for maximizing resources in mid-sized cities.
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