This report from Rise of the Rest shows that Buffalo now appears on the list of locales outside of Silicon Valley, Boston or New York that New York City VC firms are investing in! This is remarkable news given that the entrepreneurial ecosystem has just been jumpstarted in the last half of the 1`0 year period studied. Expect Buffalo to continue to rise on this list in future years!
we asked some of our friends in other innovation communities to tell us why their cities are increasingly showing up on the map. The reasons vary, but some common denominators emerge: Tech talent has spread everywhere following COVID-19; livability is crucial; culture matters; local corporations are helping; sector expertise is increasingly important; and universities are initiating a new era of entrepreneurship education.