Boston has a rich history of startup culture, dating back to the late 18th century when revolutionaries decided to disrupt how government was done.
In today’s tech world, Boston is a leading entrepreneurial town. According to a May 2016 report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the Washington D.C.-based startup incubator 1776, Beantown is the top place to start a company – edging out the hot startup hub of Silicon Valley.
Why Boston? Part of it has to do with the brainpower: entrepreneurs often come from the many prestigious schools that are in the area. There are other factors too, many of which were explored at this year’s iCONIC conference in the heart of Boston.
Matthew Rebell, founder of the app ballUp, put it another way. “Even though we love to unite with people across the country, it’s really that sense of us-against-the-world out of Boston.”
Watch the video above to hear from some of Boston’s entrepreneurial class about what makes this town a special place for startups.