Where’s the Next Silicon Valley?

Israel, Copenhagen, New York — the list goes on and on! While forecasting the location of the next Silicon Valley is becoming quite the fad, we argue it is a fruitless endeavor to make such forecasts. What Makes Silicon Valley Unique The ingredients that make Silicon Valley so unique to Silicon Valley are impossible to replicate. Most notoriously is the culture. Silicon Valley’s culture is most known for it’s eternal optimism, innovative vision, relentless drive and a flair to risk it all. Without a complementary ecosystem to support this unparalleled culture, none of the technological innovations that hailed from the area would have been possible. Silicon Valley’s Replacement is Online As our convergence with the Internet continues, it is becoming easier and easier to create communities online. While it may be difficult to replicate Silicon Valley in physical locations around the world, it may be more successful to do so online. With the emergence of complex and easy to use collaboration tools and the ability to create and find community online, it is more feasible to for like-minded individuals to find each and work together on creating something new. 10 High-Tech Hot Spots If you don’t care about the unique characteristics that make Silicon Valley irreplaceable and you’d just like to know where you will find the next hubbub of tech, we understand. In fact, it makes more sense to pontificate where are the strongest tech hotspots will be situated. Below is the list you are looking for:
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Riverside, CA
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Houston, TX
  • Seattle, WA
  • Jacksonville, FL
We even found this neat infographic here for additional high-tech hot spots. Note that we stayed domestic in our list, but would love to hear your thoughts on international high-tech hot spots — Israel, London, Bangalore, etc. What are your thoughts on the “Next Silicon Valley”? Any other high-tech hot spots that you see on the horizon? -Nikki Griggs, Business and Marketing Associate, Tech-Rx