Case: Start-ups pave roads beyond Silicon Valley

Story excerpt provided by USA Today.

Written by Steve Case.

For as long as I have been involved with start-ups, it has been an article of faith among entrepreneurs and investors that Silicon Valley is where you go to start the next billion-dollar technology company. There is no contesting that when it comes to cultivating a successful entrepreneurial ecosystem, Silicon Valley is the pride of America and the envy of the world.

But there is another side to this story, what I have routinely referred to as the “Rise of the Rest” — the belief that while Silicon Valley will remain dominant for the foreseeable future, new start-up ecosystems will emerge all across the country and the geography for high-growth entrepreneurship in America will itself be disrupted.

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Originally published July 23, 2014.

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