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I´m stuck on choosing the best city to incubate my mobile startup.

For months I?ve been planning to Incubate my Mobile Startup venture. Finding the right city to do so is a tough one.... I have found Incubators all across the globe and I have lost focus on which would be the most suitable town to settle in for this critical stage. Any thoughts on the matter will be appreciated.

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David Crooke
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David Crooke Entrepreneur
Serial entrepreneur and CTO
Austin, TX. If it's a good idea and you need an awesome CTO, you know where to find me ;)
Lane Campbell
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Lane Campbell Advisor
Lifelong Entrepreneur
Go wherever you need. Don't fret on the location you found, you can always move onward. Ship, ship, ship!
Shingai Samudzi
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Shingai Samudzi Entrepreneur
Founder & CEO at ProjectVision
Low cost of living + decent availability of early customers (and investors, if you need).

Pittsburgh, PA and Portland, OR come to mind as good places if you are looking at the US.
Tom Taft
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Tom Taft Advisor
Managing Partner at Laurel Group
Seattle. Tech is off the hook up here but we need more mobile deals up here. Great base of mobile (ATT, TMO) and enterprise (MS, Amazon, Tableau, Concur) but need more of a convergence between the two.
Tim Scott
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Tim Scott Entrepreneur • Advisor
President, Lunaverse Software
If you're any kind of B2B play, go where your customers are.
Adrian Andrade
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Adrian Andrade Advisor
Creative Director at emPower
Find an incubator that feels right for the company, don't worry about the city. That being said, try to build in places you have a decent shot at furthering the company with potential investors.
kiran sabne
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kiran sabne Entrepreneur
Founder at Insta Services
Providing a best thing to people is imp. It will help u in further expansion plans. Dont give more time about thinking which city should you start first. Basic research of the city is also necessary
Mathieu Guerville
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Director of Strategy, M&A & Business Development
It's largely irrelevant, most large cities have enough of a talent pool that you won't run into limitations until (if) you are growing on a massive scale Now some cities may have a better fit for the culture you seek, or the customer base (if it's an app for hedge fund managers don't incubate in Salt Lake City), or the pace and cost profile you're comfortable with (bootstrapping is easier in cheap cities, it goes without saying) but overall the location of your startup isn't what's going to make or break it, or even be in the top 10 factors of its performance.
Joanan Hernandez
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Joanan Hernandez Entrepreneur
CEO & Founder at Mollejuo
My suggestion,

Consider Oakland. It might have the best of both worlds: Silicon Valley access, cheap real state.

Just saying.

Cheers!
Mark Moe
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Mark Moe Entrepreneur
VP of Global Business Development at GSVlabs
We have an innovation lab dedicated to mobile at GSVlabs in Silicon Valley. Please let me know if you would like me to put you in touch with my colleague who is running the lab.
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