Rather than become the next Silicon Valley, cities need to be themselves

There’s something I’ve noticed when I’m networking with startup founders and leaders of tech organizations across the country: Instead of working to create something new and unique, everyone wants to be the next Silicon Valley. New York claims Silicon Alley, Texas has Silicon Hills, and the Midwest boasts Silicon Prairie. The nicknames are cute but absolutely meaningless. In the tech world, a copycat approach is a complete waste of time.

Click here to read the complete article. Story excerpt provided by VentureBeat. Written by  Zach Ferres. Originally published April 24, 2018.

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