A new launching pad
The cool thing about the Internet is that a good idea can take shape and launch from just about anywhere. But true tech-centers arise when a supporting community forms around a pool of talent, funding, and resources. The NY expo was teeming not only with new start-ups, but with job seekers, press, venture capitalists, and other assorted lookie-loos. If that sort of activity is any sign, a true rival to Silicon Valley may be rising in the east.
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