Peeling back the layers of successful startup ecosystems finds many of the same characteristics feeding a vibrant entrepreneurial culture. There needs to be an infrastructure that provides easy mobility and access to like-minded communities. Talent is key. And, access to capital is a requirement. Given all of those mandatory ingredients, Baltimore may just be the next “it” girl of the startup community scene. A recent column in Inc. makes the case that the city has that potent mix to grow and nurture a community of small businesses. zimmytws / Shutterstock.com Baltimore is in a great spot on the East Coast. Hop on a train, and in less than three hours, Washington, New York City, and Philadelphia are within reach. Make it four hours and Boston can be a destination. Airports in the region serve a wide variety of national and international destinations. Baltimore, though, doesn’t suffer from the high cost rents and housing prices that those other four cities ...
- Baltimore has many key ingredients to startup success.
- The city is close enough to other major metros to be considered local.
- Transportation, talent and capital are all available in Baltimore.