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What’s the next Silicon Valley?


What’s Silicon Valley’s secret? Can any other region nurture such a thriving startup scene? Linda Rottenberg, CEO of Endeavor, makes the case that a startup culture can be nurtured almost anywhere, so long as you have the raw ingredients — a few initial entrepreneurs with access to capital and a willingness to pay it forward. She shares the fledgling startup scenes that could ultimately give the Bay Area a run for its money.

“Entrepreneurs are risk minimizers, not risk maximizers. Through mentorship and creating networks is how you de-risk that risk.”

— Linda Rottenberg
About the guest:

Linda Rottenberg is the CEO of Endeavor, an organization that supports and invests in entrepreneurs worldwide. For years she was known as “la chica loca” (the crazy girl) for insisting that entrepreneurs existed not only in Silicon Valley but also in emerging markets around the world.

About the host:

Reid Hoffman is the host of Masters of Scale. A Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor, he’s known for his spot-on insights on how to scale a startup. He’s a partner at Greylock and co-founder of LinkedIn, and co-author of the best-selling Blitzscaling and The Startup of You.

Also featured in this episode:

Kristen Marhaver is a marine biologist at the CARMABI Research Station and a Senior Fellow at TED.

Andrew Ng is an artificial intelligence expert, Stanford professor and co-founder of online learning company Coursera. He was formerly head of Google’s “deep learning”…

Juliana Rotich is an IT professional and the co-founder of iHub, a collective tech space in Nairobi, Kenya. She’s a TED Senior Fellow and…

Yossi Vardi is an entrepreneur and investor based in Tel Aviv, and has founded and helped build over 85 high-tech companies.

Silicon Valley’s collective wisdom for scaling a startup is unmatched. But other Silicon Valleys can be built. You need a constant stream of entrepreneurs and ideas, and capital, and companies of all sizes; you need an entire ecosystem to create a Silicon Valley.

Transcript of Masters of Scale: What’s the next Silicon Valley?
Masters of Scale’s mission is to democratize entrepreneurship. Launched in 2017 as a weekly podcast featuring Reid Hoffman, we’re now two weekly podcasts — Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman, and Masters of Scale: Rapid Response, hosted by Bob Safian — as well as an award-winning daily learning app, a best-selling book, virtual and live events, and more, serving a global community of founders, funders, and leaders looking to innovate at scale.
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