Why VCs shouldn’t be so quick to dismiss Heartland startups

Story excerpt provided by Venture Beat.

Written by Tim McAdam and Nari Ansari.

A doctor in Boston touches a screen to assess a patient’s infection risk. A banker in New York wires $1 million to London with a few keystrokes. A student in San Francisco cracks her first quadratic equation on a tablet.

And they all did it with software from … Wisconsin.

Most people are surprised when we mention these examples of high tech from the Heartland, because the story of American entrepreneurship has shifted overwhelmingly to the coastal tech hotbeds in California, Massachusetts, and New York.

But Wisconsin — home to banking software giant Fiserv, hospital electronic medical record innovator Epic Systems, and academic software leader Renaissance Learning — reminds us that the Heartland of our country has a thriving entrepreneurial culture stretching back generations.

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Originally published October 19, 2017.

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