Ann Arbor's down-to-earth talent and quality of life means entrepreneurs don't have to try to make a dent in the stratospheric competition and cost of living in Silicon Valley. In fact, they're being advised to stay put.
"Silicon Valley is so yesterday. Ann Arbor is the place to be for technology and entrepreneurship these days.
Or wishful thinking?
It sure was the gist of some online buzz after this recent quote from Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur (and University of Michigan graduate) Steve Blank bounced around the Twitterverse:
"Silicon Valley is out of A players. Don't start your company here," Blank said March 6 at the Weather Underground Startup Trek, an annual two-day tour of the San Francisco Bay area technology scene by students for U-M's Center for Entrepreneurship."