C-U among most promising tech hubs

C-U among most promising tech hubs

Techie.com selected the 10 most promising tech hubs to watch for 2014:

Among the criteria: physical infrastructure such as fiber-optic rings; high-tech industrial parks and incubators; startup culture with meet-ups and co-working spaces; presence of a university; supportive programs.

Atlanta (boasts Atlanta Tech Village, a co-working center for tech companies; Atlanta Technology Angels, an angel investment group)

Burlington, Vt. (big on groups, including BTV Web App Group, Burlington NetSquared meet-up group and CodeForBTV, "a civic hacking group")

Champaign-Urbana (home to National Center for Supercomputing Applications, Wolfram Research and "thriving tech social scene")

Detroit (base of "exceptional design and engineering talent," plus M@dison Building that houses three dozen startups)

Fort Collins, Colo. (offers Rocky Mountain Innosphere, which works with National Renewable Energy Laboratory on "clean-tech" program)

Huntsville, Ala. (center for aerospace and military tech companies, plus Biztech incubator and Small Business MeetUp Group)

Kansas City, Kan./Mo. (touts Kansas City Startup Village, SparkLabKC business accelerator, Cowtown Computer Congress hackerspace)

Minneapolis-St. Paul (CoCo co-working and collaborative space, TechPulse expo, home of 20 Fortune 500 companies)

Orlando, Fla. (video game development hub, site of Creative Village project)

Sioux Falls, S.D. (wealth of startups, many by former Gateway Computers employees; plus low cost-of-living and low taxes)


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ROB McCOLLEY wrote on March 02, 2014 at 6:03 pm
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I was in Detroit a couple of weeks ago, near the Wayne State campus. It looked great. I was surprised.


I suspect it's still post-apocalyptic just a few blocks away, but there's a core there. 

just_wondering wrote on March 02, 2014 at 8:03 pm


Always the bridesmaid, never the bride!

C-U has been among the "most promising tech..." for at least 30 years!

It's just humorous at this point.