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Developing a Strong Environment for Entrepreneurial Risk

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I’ve worked closely with many startup companies for over 25 years and have observed what factors create a successful climate for startups to succeed.  The creation of a strong environment for startups requires four major components: infrastructure, outstanding educational institutions, the ability to attract a talented and diverse workforce, and access to capital.

 

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