Kevin Ready

Ideas on Business and Markets 


Wednesday
Mar142012

SXSW - An Antidote For Non-Silicon Valley Startups

Startup businesses come with challenges. Just as plants need fresh water, soil, and sun, startups too have their full list of requirements: They need founders with drive, team members with talent, money, advisors, suppliers, partners, and more. In short they need an ecosystem to thrive.

What do you do when that ecosystem just isn’t available in your area?

I have been running and advising startup companies in Austin for nearly 20 years, and throughout that time one of the great handicaps that I have faced is one shared with many other startups from locations all over the world: Not being in Silicon Valley...

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