Risk-taking culture needed to unleash state’s potential



By Peter Lindstrom, via Finance and Commerce

“In his essay “How to Be Silicon Valley,” Paul Graham, co-founder of the successful early-stage startup accelerator, Y Combinator, outlines four traits that he believes a place must have in order to be a hub for tech startups:

  • An attractive city with personality.
  • A strong research-based higher education institution.
  • Policies and networks that support and encourage investments in young, emerging tech companies.
  • A culture of innovation that is willing to take a risk.

So how do we match up?”

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