Who Needs Silicon Valley When You Have Philly?

March 11, 2015 |  by  |  Morning Blend  |  , , ,

 

“Leadnomics cofounders Zachary Robbins (left) and Stephen Gill in their [former] Cira Centre office.” Photo: Steven Falk, for the Daily News.

“Leadnomics cofounders Zachary Robbins (left) and Stephen Gill in their [former] Cira Centre office.” Photo: Steven Falk, for the Daily News

  • Zach Robbins, the founder of Leadnomics, a digital marketing company located in University City, recounts for Forbes some of the under-appreciated advantages of growing your start-up in a secondary market like Philadelphia, and not the customary New York or Silicon Valley. Affordable rent and overall cost of living are the basis but also of note: less poaching of talent from afar and less competition in recruiting local talent, an accommodating Department of Commerce, as well as stronger support from the surrounding community.
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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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