Spaceships, Robotics, EV’s oh my
News flash: Tech is more than software. Silicon Valley is often associated with tech, but in reality, it’s primarily a hub for various software industries. Enterprise SaaS, social media networks, deep AI, and others have all found...
Where the Heartland leads the Future of Tech
For decades, Silicon Valley has held the title of the leading center for technology innovation and disruption, but recently it’s become clear that The Times They Are a-Changin. What is it about emerging tech regions that allow critical industries beyond software to flourish? And what can Silicon Valley learn from the Heartland about innovation and the future tech economy?
Where is the next Uber?
Coming out of the current economic downturn, we should expect to see (and are already seeing) an explosion of entrepreneurial activity–and not just in the Bay Area, but across the country. We can be sure that the next breakout tech company is being built today somewhere, and by most indications, it’s just as likely in the Heartland as Silicon Valley.
Successful founders share their stories
I’m excited to launch a new series of short videos called “Founder Friday,” which spotlight the amazing innovation, tenacity and leadership of tech founders from across the American Heartland.
Reflecting on One America Works’ Impact
One America Works is more than an inspirational vision – we’ve made a real, measurable impact. We believe the opportunity is just beginning. The Heartland has the people to innovate – and only requires the capital to fuel that innovation.
Tech in 2023: Promising Times for the Silicon Heartland
For so many people in the tech sector, the end of 2022 can’t get here soon enough. I feel much the same way, but mostly because I’m excited about what 2023 has in store.
2023 Tech Outlook: 3 Big Trends to Watch in the New Year
As this rollercoaster year comes to a close, the team at One America Works cannot wait to see what 2023 has in store for the communities of the Silicon Heartland.
How Columbus’ Growing Tech and Arts Scene Is Making it a Top Destination
As Columbus’ tech and culture scene rapidly expands, more and more people are beginning to take notice of what the city has to offer.
Recessions Breed Innovation
The basics of economics tell us that when supply is higher than demand, prices fall. What it doesn’t tell is that low demand also breeds innovation.
Tech in 2022: There’s More Than One Story
Whether it’s semiconductor manufacturing, EV battery plants, other clean technologies, VC deal volumes, or rising tech employment, the cities and states of the Silicon Heartland are writing their own storyline – and it’s an exciting time.
2022 Year In Review: As Big Tech Stumbles, the Silicon Heartland Continues to Rise
In 2022, it became clearer than ever that the health of the U.S. tech sector cannot simply be measured by what’s going on in traditional tech hubs like Silicon Valley or Seattle.
Tough Times, Tougher Cities
These are difficult times for the tech sector. Big names like Amazon, Meta and Twitter are announcing layoffs in the tens of thousands as continued post-pandemic uncertainty hangs over the global economy. But in times like these, it’s worth remembering Sylvester Stallone’s iconic quote from Rocky Balboa: “It ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.”
Resilient Cities: Experts Meet in Pittsburgh to Boost Access to Capital and Region’s Tech ‘Brand’
As layoffs roil Silicon Valley, tech industry experts met in Pittsburgh recently to discuss the needs of startups and other innovative firms in the middle of the country to ensure their continued growth. The Oct. 20 event, hosted by One America...
Tech Started in the Steel City
Pittsburgh has been a hotbed for innovation and progress for many years. From the steel industry to technology to medical research.
The Midwest: Where Founders and Investors Meet
One America Works recently convened a series of in-person events in Columbus, Ohio and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania bringing together tech startups, venture capital investors, policymakers and other stakeholders in the innovation economy. This week, we’ll focus on our work in Columbus – anchored by the Connecting the Coasts to the Heartland conference – and share some other exciting news from Ohio’s innovation economy.
‘Back In the Game’: Hundreds of Tech Investors and Startups Hold Midwest Summit to Create More Innovation Jobs
Hundreds of venture capital investors and startup companies converged in Columbus, Ohio, to accelerate the pace of tech sector investment and job creation in America’s non-coastal cities, better known as the Silicon Heartland. Investors, founders...
Silicon Chip Manufacturing is Booming in Columbus, Ohio
Silicon onshoring is the process of moving silicon chip production to a new location. This can be done for a variety of reasons, including to take advantage of new tax incentives and to be closer to customers. In recent years, there has been a lot...
Show Me The Money!
Within a few months, the State of California and New York City, representing the largest tech and innovation hubs in the world, will require new job postings to include detailed salary information up front. The data they produce will demonstrate yet again how expensive it has become to recruit and retain top talent in big cities on the East and West coasts.
Drive Capital Raises Another $1B to Invest in Columbus and the Midwest
In recent years, the Midwest has been a hotbed for innovation, with companies such as Amazon, Google, and Uber all setting up shop in the region. And now, there’s another player in the game: Drive Capital.
Columbus: The Smartest City in America?
By harnessing the power of big data, Columbus, OH has established itself as a leading smart city in the world.