Tuesday, September 23, 2008

BusWeek writer: Memphis more entrepreneurial than NV

According to Sunday's Commercial Appeal, Sarah Lacy (at left) -- the San Francisco-based BusinessWeek "Valley Girl" tech columnist and author of Once you're lucky, Twice You're Good: The Rebirth of Silicon Valley and the rise of Web 2.0 -- told a tech audience in her native Memphis last Thursday that she thinks Memphis is "more deeply entrepreneurial" than Nashville because Memphis is a "town of people just getting by." The former Memphis Business Journal reporter said Memphis exemplifies the "scrappiness and creativity" needed to succeed in Web 2.0 and beyond. Host for the gathering was LaunchMemphis, a business incubator.

1 comment:

Spencer Dillard said...

To clarify, LaunchMemphis is not an incubator. EmergeMemphis and BioWorks are the incubators in Memphis. LaunchMemphis is an organization that is working to develop a stronger entrepreneurial environment for Memphis and the local area.