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Screw the Valley

By Timothy Sprinkle


Entrepreneurs know they must embrace innovation to excel—starting with where they locate their new venture. Fortunately, budding companies seeking fertile ground have more options today than ever before. Screw the Valley calls on today’s entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners to forget California and explore other options across the country—cities that offer more room to breathe, easier access to funding and talented workers, fewer heads to butt, and less money down the drain.

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Publication Date: January 2015

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The most exciting high-tech startups are escaping the expensive and inbred environment of Silicon Valley. Welcome to the future.

Long considered the ideal environment for tech startup companies, Silicon Valley has recently become a victim of its own success, an expensive, crowded, hypercompetitive place that no longer works for all entrepreneurs.

In Screw the Valley, author Tim Sprinkle takes readers on a cross-country road trip, hitting many of the new tech hotspots: Austin, Texas; the Raleigh-Durham area in North Carolina; Las Vegas, Nevada; New York City, New York; Detroit, Michigan; Boulder, Colorado; and Kansas City, Missouri.

In a tour of these seven new technology cities, Sprinkle encourages entrepreneurs to think outside the Silicon Valley box and explore the modern startup culture that’s springing up all over the country. With an up-close look at the major players in each city, how the local culture is conducive to the burgeoning tech industry, and what each city is bringing to the table in new innovations and inventions.

Bright ideas are not geographically limited, and innovation is happening every day in cities all over the country. It’s time to think outside the box when it comes to startup location. It’s time to say Screw the Valley.

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About the Author

Timothy  Sprinkle

Tim Sprinkle

Timothy Sprinkle is a longtime business journalist whose work has appeared in Wired, Entrepreneur, Outside, and on Yahoo! Finance, among other outlets. He has covered the technology space—and tech startups, in particular— for more than a decade as a reporter and editor and is widely published, both in print and online, on the subject of entrepreneurship and small business.

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Publication Details

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 6 x 9 x 1 in.

Weight: 2 lbs.

Publication Date: January 2015

Format: E-book (epub)

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