Silicon Valley has peaked.
The ballooning costs and relentless competition entrepreneurs face in the mother of all tech startup ecosystems might make Silicon Valley more of a suffocating force than a supporting factor in terms of locale.
As software eats the world, governments on all levels – and in every region – understand that tech innovation is a vital component of economic vitality. This recognition, and the resulting policies governments implement to support tech startup ecosystems has undercut the rush among startups to Silicon Valley.
Meanwhile, global tech ecosystems each have their own unique cultures, which tech entrepreneurs can leverage depending on the markets they’re trying to reach and the problems they’re trying to solve.
A scan of social media data and search results reveal how culture shapes and defines the world’s tech ecosystems.
Here are the results.