Screw the Valley?! A Tour of America’s New Tech Startup Culture

Screw the Valley: A Coast-to-Coast Tour of America’s New Tech Startup CultureHow’s this for a provocative book title? “Screw the Valley: A Coast-to-Coast Tour of America’s New Tech Startup Culture.” Author Tim Sprinkle will be in Austin this month to explain why Silicon Valley is not the only place to start a tech company anymore. I’ll be hosting the discussion with him, which will focus on how and why Austin’s local culture is conducive to tech industry innovation. Sponsored by Texas CEO Magazine, the event will take place on Thursday, January 29 from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. at The Austin Club. To register, visit

Here’s a bit more about Tim’s book from Amazon:

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

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.

Timothy Sprinkle visits seven areas that offer a superior landscape for tech startups:

New York City
Las Vegas
Kansas City

Sprinkle gives readers a window into the startup potential in each city, detailing which industries are thriving where, and highlighting the unique appeal and character of each location.”





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