Start-ups are cool.
You can learn a lot working at a start-up given that – you know – it’s a start-up and everyone is figuring out what works on the fly (this is also a metaphor for life).
However, if you have a brilliant idea that the world needs to see, and you’re thinking about starting up a start-up, it’s best to know where to start up a start-up before you close down before you even start up.
Lucky for you, we’ve already done the research. Welcome to the point of this study.
Today, we’re looking at the best states to start up a start-up. And that was my last use of alliteration, I promise.
These are the 10 best states in America to open a start-up:
Well, well, well Silicon Valley actually isn’t the best place to be in the start-up world after all.
Let’s dive a little deeper into the data.
Each state was ranked across four categories involving start-ups:
The Kauffman Index separates states by larger and smaller distinctions, then ranks each state 1 to 25 based on their rate of startup growth.
The other three figures are self-explanatory, but all come from PwC’s data.
Amount per-capita comes from dividing the total amount of money funded for start-ups by the state’s population.
Deals per-capita comes from dividing the total number of deals by the state’s population.
Overall, PwC’s report states that a record $23 billion was invested across 1,416 deals nationwide during Q2.
So there’s no time like the present to grab a patent for your game-changing idea of sunglasses for dogs and get to shakin’ and movin’.
Now, let’s check out where each state ranks: