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Universities and legacy industries are giving rise to the Midwest’s AI startups

Despite the promise synthetic intelligence holds to rework many aspects of American life, nearly all of synthetic intelligence corporations are nonetheless concentrated in conventional tech hubs. According to a Glassdoor analysis from November, 30 p.c of open jobs on the time that included the phrases “artificial intelligence, “AI” or “deep learning” within the job title […]

Heartland Tech Weekly: The Midwest offers more than just an escape from Silicon Valley

Heartland Tech Weekly: Even after startup successes, scaleup capital is a scarce commodity

Included on this week’s Heartland Tech e-newsletter is a narrative I’ve been engaged on for a couple of weeks within the hopes that it might probably shed some extra mild on how a tech hub will get made — on this case, how the acquisition of ExactTarget by Salesforce for $2.5 billion has shaped the Indianapolis tech community. I checked out what’s […]

3 overlooked elements of thriving startup communities

three missed parts of thriving startup communities

Using a framework developed by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, PitchBook just lately recognized three elements crucial to a sturdy VC ecosystem: density, assets, and expertise. Those three qualities are vital. However, the report doesn’t embody (neither is it meant to) a few of the constructing blocks of these three elements. Over the previous three-and-a-half […]

How Salesforce’s acquisition of ExactTarget helped Indianapolis’ tech community flourish

How Salesforce’s acquisition of ExactTarget helped Indianapolis’ tech neighborhood flourish

Five years in the past, SaaS big Salesforce acquired ExactTarget, an e-mail advertising software program firm, for about $2.5 billion. In Silicon Valley, that sort of acquisition would make information — nevertheless it wouldn’t be unprecedented. But in Indianapolis, dwelling of ExactTarget, it was the largest-ever acquisition of a tech firm. Cities trying to emulate […]

Small tech companies will be the next victims of brick and mortar’s collapse

Small tech firms would be the subsequent victims of brick and mortar’s collapse

I’ve by no means used a OnePlus cellphone, however I’ve seen articles, pictures, and loads of optimistic testimonials over time. OnePlus prospects are stated to be blissful and constant — however by tech business requirements, there apparently aren’t very a lot of them. Two weeks in the past, OnePlus stated that its newest cellphone bought […]

Heartland Tech Weekly: The Midwest offers more than just an escape from Silicon Valley

Heartland Tech Weekly: The rise of ‘mid-tech’ jobs

Cities throughout the U.S. are keen to draw tech firms as a result of jobs within the trade are at the moment among the highest-paying within the nation. But there’s an enormous distinction between builders and customer support specialists — the latter usually pays much less and requires much less schooling, however the case nonetheless might be made that […]

Heartland Tech Weekly: The Midwest offers more than just an escape from Silicon Valley

Heartland Tech Weekly: Silicon Valley extra spreads exterior the Bay Area

Typically, when a startup goes public after reaching a billion-dollar plus valuation, it’s thought-about a “win” for that group. But what occurs when that billion-dollar firm is not a unicorn? Earlier this month, Domo, a Utah-based enterprise analytics startup based by serial entrepreneur Josh James, filed for an IPO. The milestone ought to have been […]

How corporations have helped Minnesota’s startup community grow

How firms have helped Minnesota’s startup neighborhood develop

If you grew up in Minnesota, you most likely know somebody who works for Best Buy, Xcel Energy, UnitedHealth Group, 3M, or any variety of native Fortune 500 firms. And when you don’t know anybody, there’s nonetheless no escaping the information protection. For a few years, Minnesota has ranked second in the country for Fortune […]

Atlanta’s startup strengths sit at the intersection of culture and tech

Atlanta’s startup strengths sit on the intersection of tradition and tech

It looks as if each metropolis is trying to find its area of interest because the “Silicon Valley of…” But what cities could not instantly understand is that quite than making an attempt to emulate the very particular and distinctive Silicon Valley tradition, they is perhaps higher served to make use of what they’re already […]