Here are four reasons why a promising startup company should consider pulling up stakes and heading to Silicon Valley or where the entrepreneurial ecosystem is more prosperous.
Scott Shane is A. Malachi Mixon III, Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at Case Western Reserve University. He is the author of nine books, including:
He is the Editor of the Small Business Research Center at Small Business Trends.
He is also a member of the Northcoast Angel Fund in the Cleveland area. You can reach him at Scott “dot” shane “at” Case “dot” edu.
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