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Beyond Silicon Valley: New Book Supports Starting Up “Everywhere Else”

beyond-silicon-valley-top Beyond Silicon Valley: New Book Supports Starting Up "Everywhere Else"Case Western Professor Michael Goldberg Pens Latest Book On Starting Up Everywhere Else

If you’ve been in the startup ecosystem as long as we have than you’re familiar with Brad Feld’s books on essentially starting up outside Silicon Valley. But it’s been quite a few years since Feld has published a new book and startups from coast to coast, and across the country are on fire. The global entrepreneurship movement is hotter than it’s ever been and the notion that you can startup anywhere you are is beginning to catch on.

For the past few years Cleveland has been a hotbed of entrepreneurial activity.  Cleveland has joined the likes of Columbus and Cincinnati and truly become one of those standout startup hubs in middle America. At the forefront of the Cleveland entrepreneurial ecosystem are Charles Stack and Flashstarts along with Case Western University.

The past couple of Eureka Parks at CES have included a huge showing from Case Western University. Startups covering everything from medtech to cyber security, and everything in between have showcased at the largest startup event in the United States. The Case Western contingency at CES (Eureka Park) has been representative of startups in all stages of growth from pre-seed to funded.

Case Western Assistant Professor, Department of Design and Innovation, Michael Goldberg, created a massive open online course called “Beyond Silicon Valley” which was essentially a playbook for supporting startups wherever they are. Over 135,000 people from 190 countries took the course. With all of that data Goldberg penned a book, that for the most part he’s giving away, entitled “Beyond Silicon Valley: How One Online Course Helped Support Global Entrepreneurs”.

In the book you’ll meet 20 community leaders who took the course and then took action. These people hail from the US, and as far away as Vietnam, Iran, and even Kosovo.

“In Beyond Silicon Valley, Goldberg has created an indispensable playbook to help entrepreneurs, regardless of where they may live and work, start and scale the companies of the future.” Steve Case, co-founder of America Online and author of The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future, said.

You can download the pdf version of the book for free by clicking here.