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Monday, March 10 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Density: How to Create Silicon Valley in Your City

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“The problem is not that most towns kill startups. It's that death is the default for startups, and most towns don't save them. Instead of thinking of most places as being sprayed with startupicide, it's more accurate to think of startups as all being poisoned, and a few places being sprayed with the antidote. Startups in other places are just doing what startups naturally
It seems like the mayor of every city in the world has proclaimed that their city will be the "next Silicon Valley." Leaders in these cities are meeting these challenges and striving to create vibrant startup ecosystems - with mixed results.
Find out what is actually working in Austin, DC, Chicago, and Moscow. The primary theme of the discussion will be the importance of density - particularly central hubs for convening and curating activity. Learn about what's common and different among the strategies and tactics pursued by 1871 in Chicago, Capital Factory in Austin, Digital October in Moscow, and 1776 in DC.

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Maria Adamian

CuratorDigital OctoberAs Curator at Digital October, Maria organizes international conferences, oversee strategic partnerships, create and put to life new formats of educational and business events and projects.
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Josh Baer

Mgr DirCapital FactoryJoshua Baer helps people quit their jobs and become entrepreneurs. In 2008 he founded Capital Factory, the largest startup incubator and co-working space in Austin, Texas. Joshua founded his first startup in 1996 in his dorm room at Carnegie Mellon University... Read More →

Monday March 10, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon G 500 E 4th St

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