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Top Entrepreneurs And Where They Got Their Start

EAST COAST, WEST COAST, NO COAST? WHERE TOP ENTREPRENEURS STARTED Which Cities Have What It Takes for Today's Entrepreneurs Many of America's Top Entrepreneurs Come from All Corners of the Nation-Not Just Silicon Valley JIMMY WALES DUSTIN MOSKOVITZ MARC ANDREESSEN - Huntsville, Alabama - Wikipedia/Wikia Co-Founder Gainesville, Florida - Facebook Co-Founder/Asana Cedar Falls, lowa - Netscape Co-Founder Founder Montessori System education as a child allowed him to spend many hours studying encyclopedias Youngest self-made billionaire in history worth $8.8 billion (2015) Created the Mosaic web browser MICHELLE PHAN TRAVIS KALANICK LARRY PAGE Los Angeles, Ca - Uber Technologies Founder - Lansing, Michigan - Google Co-Founder - Boston, Massachus ornia - Ipsy Co-Founder Started off as a successful YouTube vlogger Scour, an online file-exchange service and his first business, was sued by the MPAA and RIAA and forced to file for Google was originally nicknamed "Backrub" for the way websites continue to link with easy to follow DIY makeup tutorials back to other sites bankruptcy two years after his resignation LEAH BUSQUE JACK DORSEY CRAIG NEWMARK - Shirley, Massachusetts - TaskRabbit Founder - St. Louis, Missouri - Twitter/Square Co-Founder - Morristown, New Jersey - Craigslist Founder Twitter's launch prompted Dorsey to Originally dubbed Runmyerrand, TaskRabbit lets you list a chore and what you'll pay for it, then connects you to a nearby, skilled tasker to get it done Originally a Physics major, this self-proclaimed nerd wore a pocket protector in college remove his nose ring so he'd look more like a mature executive MARK ZUCKERBURG JEFF BEZOS LARRY ELLISON - Albuquerque, New Mexico - Amazon Founder - Manhattan, New York - Oracle Founder - White Plains, New York - Facebook Co-Founder/CEO Created a predecessor to Pandora internet radio in high school, but refused offers from Left a financially stable Wall Street career to Dropped out of college after one semester, honing his computer skills on the job open, originally just a virtual AOL and Microsoft for the software bookstore MARK CUBAN MICHAEL DELL - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Dallas Mavericks Owner Austin, Texas Dell Founder First business venture included selling garbage bags and powdered milk Founded Dell at age 19 with only $1,000 ENTREPRENEURIAL HUBS: THINK OUTSIDE THE SILICON VALLEY BOX According to 2015 research from GoBankingRates 6 out of 10 of the best states for entrepreneurs are located in the western portion of the United States BUSINESS PRODUCTIVITY = High Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Per-Capita What are some S SURVIVABILITY = Highest rate of startup survival of the state traits that entrepreneurs Al ECONOMIC FOUNDATION = Low Business Tax Climate should be looking for? SMALL BUSINESS LOANS = Most loans per small business employee ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT = High startup rate TOP 5 STATES FOR ENTREPRENEURS 3 Washington Wyoming California Colorado Oregon Highest business survival rate of any state 3.5X more founded than #1 business tax climate Ranked #1 at 98.3 80.2 loans/1,000 small failed businesses in 2013 score of any state loans/1,000 small busi- business employees ness employees 6th lowest business tax GDP per-capita: $75,648 141 startups per 100K Above-average rate of High GDP per-capita climate score in the residents business survival nation Startups need the right environment to thrive and grow, BUT AN INNOVATIVE PRODUCT, TECHNOLOGY, OR SERVICE THAT WILL UNIQUELY HELP OTHER COMPANIES OR CONSUMERS IN YOUR MARKET AREA IS KEY TO ANY NEW BUSINESS VENTURE! 10 BEST CITIES FOR YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS According to a 2015 survey from the personal finance site NerdWallet 181 cities across the US were assessed according to local access to funding, % of local population aged 25 to 34, economy, education, and cost of living CITIES THAT HAVE WHAT IT TAKES 6. 10 4. 1. AUSTIN-ROUND ROCK, TEXAS 2. SAN FRANCISCO-OAKLAND-HAYWARD, CALIFORNIA 3. SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH 4. DENVER-AURORA-LAKEWOOD, COLORADO 5. MINNEAPOLIS-ST.PAUL-BLOOMINGTON, MINNESOTA AND WISCONSIN 6. SEATTLE-TACOMA-BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON 7. MADISON, WISCONSIN 8. MIDLAND, TEXAS 9. BOSTON-CAMBRIDGE-NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS AND NEW HAMPSHIRE 10. FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA READY TO MOVE YOUR STARTUP? Finding moving labor for your business or personal move can be painless with our comparative pricing, reviews, and booking. HIREAHELPER.COM Sources: HireAHelper DEVELOPED BY N NOWSOURCING

Top Entrepreneurs And Where They Got Their Start

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You don't have to be from a tech hub to become a tech startup entrepreneur. Learn where entrepreneurs really come from in this infographic!


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