4 Reasons You Don't Have to Move Your Start-up to Silicon Valley to be Successful

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*Originally posted on CNBC here.

It’s no coincidence that some of the most successful start-ups in history — including many of the so-called “unicorns” — are headquartered in Silicon Valley. The Bay Area’s proximity to top tech talent, a plethora of incubators and accelerators, and a “who’s who” of innovative companies make it a fertile hunting ground for venture capitalists looking to throw money into the next Facebook or Apple.

Loyalty vs. Location: Why Startup Founders Should Stay Put

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See that lush, emerald green grass blanketing your neighbor’s yard? It isn’t an accident.
Their lawn got that way from serious cultivation, watering and attention. If your yard looks like a dump by comparison, that doesn’t mean you should move. Instead, maybe it’s time to break out the fertilizer and gardening tools.

Hubspot Scholarships Bring Founders to US for GANRally

By: Sebastian Levin, Co-Founder of Merit HR
Buenos Aires, Argentina

The GAN Rally is an event that unites a cosmopolitan group of entrepreneurs, (in seed capital stage) with managing directors of accelerators, and entrepreneurs who have already climbed that stage.

I think the initiative is spectacular, you go into a room in which you do not know anyone and a place to sit is not predetermined. Therefore, you can sit next to anyone without knowing who it is or what does he/she do.
After a while, you discover that the person sitting next to you is an expert in a certain field and is in charge of some workshop or talk that can be useful for you.

Founders found Founders at Rally 2016

This post originally appeared on Medium

Reflecting on the Rally
We’ll see hundreds of blogs over the next week that reflect on 2016-I hope this one is unique for you. Entrepreneurs deal with many ups and downs every day, and recapping a year is often too daunting — so I’ll make it quick.