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San Diego Ranked #4 up 7 spots from 2016

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation recently released the 2017 Kauffman Index of Startup Activity, and San Diego ranked #4 up seven spots from 2016.

“The five metro areas with the highest startup activity in the 2017 Startup Activity Index were, in this order, the metropolitan areas centered on the cities of Miami, Austin, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Las Vegas.”2017 Kauffman Index of Startup Activity

About the Index:   The Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurship is a series of annual reports that measures U.S. entrepreneurship across national, state, and metro levels. Rather than focusing on inputs, the Kauffman Index focuses primarily on entrepreneurial outputs—the actual results of entrepreneurial activity—such as new companies, business density, and growth rates. The Kauffman Index series consists of three in-depth studies: Startup Activity, Main Street Entrepreneurship, and Growth Entrepreneurship.


Former San Diego Exec Leads New Virtual Accelerator

Boulder, Colo.-based Techstars, one of the largest and most popular startup accelerators in the country, is launching its first “virtual startup accelerator.” The experimental program has some significant ties to San Diego, including a local leading the project and a San Diego startup that earned a spot in the first cohort.

via Former San Diego Exec Leads New Virtual Accelerator | San Diego Business Journal