The Startup City Project

The 14 Best Startup Cities in America

No disrespect to San Francisco or Brooklyn, but we wanted to identify the next wave of cities building an ecosystem to turn innovators into entrepreneurs.

LuminAID: Their Moment of Invention
Anna Stork and Andrea Sreshta: Their moment of invention
A Gearhead in L.A. is About to Change Everything.
Grant Delgatty: His moment of invention.
A Father-to-Be in NYC is Redefining Parenthood
Simon Isaacs: His moment of invention.
Medicine, Manufacturers, and Furniture-Makers...
Don't tell Jason Radcliffe of Framework that nothing's happening in …
Many elements make a city a great place for innovation. Makerspaces where products can be designed, prototyped, and manufactured. A university with a department dedicated to entrepreneurship. But, none of these things matter if the city isn't attractive to live in. Low rent and high quality of life are a plus. A thriving arts and music scene, and a diverse, young population. Oh, and lots of good coffee.
A Beer-Powered Startup Scene Grows in Portland, Maine
The historic port city reinvents itself as a haven for new businesses, especially farmers, brewers, and distillers.
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How the Phoenix Startup Economy Found the Space and Tools to Grow
Hardware startups in Phoenix get a boost from a new TechShop makerspace launched in collaboration with Arizona State University.
How Oakland Is Becoming Northern California's Next Great Startup Hub
Food startups, solar energy, internet companiesyou never know what brilliant idea might come out of the East Bay.
Here's What's Behind Philadelphia's Thriving Startup Scene
The City of Brotherly Love is also a city with a thriving startup ecosystem.
The 12 Most Influential People in Technology You've Never Heard of
There isn't a household name in the bunch, but these innovators play huge roles in shaping the way we live--in the digital realm and be…
This Startup 3D-Prints Custom Earbuds
A slick new company redefines the factory outlet.
Attack of the Teenage Entrepreneurs
A novel middle school in Los Angeles teaches kids how to launch their own startups.
Be Like Cleveland. Seriously.
To be a good startup city, you need good incubators. You just have to know where to look.
Is Your City a Great Startup City? Vote Now
We want to hear from you. Tell us why your city is a great Startup City.
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Take Advantage of What's Around You
Six main attributes of Seattle helped Eric Renn start his company, SoDo MakerSpace.