Urenio Watch Watch: Innovation ecosystems

Valleys of Silicon Valley

The San Jose Mercury News has an excellent article describing the 8 major sub-valleys of Silicon Valley that are focal points for specific industries or activities: Ventureland, Social Mediaville, Biotechboro, the Incubator, Startup Central, Sprawl City, Factory Town and Software City. Each valley is described by place, what makes it special, notable names, notable number, and interesting facts.

Startup America Partnership

White House announces Startup America to foster innovative, high-growth firms in US. The initiative is a coordinated public/private effort that brings together an alliance of innovative entrepreneurs, corporations, universities, foundations, and other leaders, who work in concert with a wide-range of federal agencies to dramatically increase the prevalence and success of American entrepreneurs.