The West Coast's fault line of innovation: 4 startup centers

Summary:Is there a connection between the disruptive reality of an earthquake fault line and innovation?

Here's an interesting infographic from Intuit showing the world's top 20 startup centers. The West coast of North America has four: 1 - Silicon Valley; 3 - Los Angeles; 4 - Seattle; and 9 - Vancouver. Interesting why there is no listing for Portland, given the high tech community there.

I've written about the connection between centers of innovation and the disruptive reality of living on a major earthquake fault line — is there a connection?

Here's the infographic:


Hat tip to Heidi Groshelle.

Topics: Start-Ups


In May 2004, Tom Foremski became the first journalist to leave a major newspaper, the Financial Times, to become a full-time journalist blogger. He writes the popular news blog Silicon Valley Watcher--reporting on the business of Silicon Valley. Tom arrived in San Francisco in 1984, and has covered US technology markets for leading comput... Full Bio

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