Techie.com Names Most Promising Tech Hubs to Watch in 2014

This year's list contains unexpected surprises as the cloud enables more cities to reinvent themselves to take full advantage of the emerging Dot Cloud Boom.

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South Bend, IN (PRWEB) January 07, 2014

Techie.com, the premier web magazine for disruptive technology and emerging trends, has named its "Most Promising Tech Hubs of 2014." The editors of Techie.com pinpointed the ten cities based on several factors, including startup and techie culture, the presence of incubators, accelerators and co-working spaces, support from the city and community, presence of available infrastructure such as high-speed Internet, and the emergence of informal "meetups" and tech-related clubs.

"One of the most important factors in naming our most amazing tech hubs is the presence, or at least the emergence, of a tech and startup culture," said Dan Blacharski, Techie.com editor-in-chief. "Without the culture, the meetups, and the fun places to go in the city, tech startups just won't want to come. We've found this culture in some unlikely places this year, and we've had a lot of exciting conversations with the movers and shakers that are making it all happen."

The ten cities named are: Atlanta, GA; Burlington, VT; Fort Collins, CO; Champaign/Urbana, IL; Detroit, MI; Huntsville, AL; Kansas City, MO; Orlando, FL; Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN; and Sioux Falls, SD.

What Techie.com editors have termed the "Dot Cloud Boom" has been the driving force in the democratization of technology. Enabling cloud technology has lowered the barriers to entry, allowing tech startup entrepreneurs to have a seat at the table without having to be a part of the Silicon Valley elite. "The Dot Cloud Boom is marked by a shift away from the older geo-centric model of the dotcom boom, enabled by cloud technology and availability of software-, platform-, and infrastructure-as-a-service. Today we're seeing more startups, offering better tech than ever before, from some of the most unexpected locations," added Blacharski. "The cities on this year's list have shown remarkable innovation on the part of this new wave of tech entrepreneurs, and each of those cities has taken active steps to encourage its development."

With more cities reinventing themselves and re-defining their industrial pasts, Techie.com's editors have noted the emergence of tech startup communities throughout the country. More innovators are seizing the opportunity to create something great right in their own back yards, and more cities are getting aggressive in staking a claim in a high-tech future. The new Dot Cloud Boom has begun.

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