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Vote for the Top Young Entrepreneur Cities of 2011

| September 19, 2011 | 11 Comments

voteWhat city do you think is the best place for a young entrepreneur to start a business?

We have nominated 12 cities that are great start-up spots for young entrepreneurs. Take a minute and vote for the one that you think is the best or add your own.

Remember to think beyond just the business environment. Young entrepreneurs are looking for a balance of business and lifestyle. So the culture, activities, social scene and even climate matter when a young entrepreneur is trying to decide where to setup shop.

The poll will be open for 1 week and then we will be publishing the results to determine the best city for young entrepreneurs in 2011. Check out last years results – Top Cities for Young Entrepreneurs in 2010

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  • Paul Boisvert

    How did you choose the nominated cities, by random drawing? Lexington and Louisville ranked fourth and 14th, respectively, on Forbes 2011 Annual Best Places for Business and Careers list. Additionally, Bowling Green ranked fifth nationally on the Forbes list of Best (Small) Places for Business and Careers, but not one made the list of nominees.

  • Molly Oehmichen

    Also interested in how the cities were chosen. New Orleans is curiously absent from the list, after being recognized Details, Forbes and as one of the best start-up cities in America. Other rankings include #1 in the U.S. for biggest brain magnets (Forbes), #2 best large city for jobs (also Forbes).

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  • Jared O’Toole

    The nominated cities are reader submitted from the past 2 years of the poll. Each year we get a bunch of cities that we didn’t list so we add them the following year to vote on. So last year kansas city, san diego and DC were highly asked for thus we included them this year. But its all reader powered

  • Jared O’Toole

    It’s all reader powered so each year we add cities that were not listed. So far New Orleans is the sleeper this year and is getting lots of votes. It will be added next year to the list but was never nominated in past years. And any city can win even if not listed if they get enough submissions!

  • Jared O’Toole

    Great to see motivation to win the top spot. The little guys are beating out most of the big cities which we haven’t seen in the past. Thanks for the votes everyone. Voting is still open for a week.

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  • Paul Boisvert

    So this is just a popularity contest, slanted toward the larger cities? Why not just throw darts at a map instead?

  • Ravi@NOLA

    can you please add New Orleans in the options, you are going to get lots of votes on it anyways.

  • Lee Mozena

    Seattle has a highly collaborative and progressive business community and IT/Gaming is one of our top industries.

    Lee Mozena, Founder and Principal
    Zenith Diversity, Inc.

  • Alexandra Gibson

    Charlottesville, Virginia is a hot new spot for young entrepreneurs.  Great University town, lots of culture, and close to the hotbed of Washington, DC.