Siicon Heartland Series March 6, 2023

AskAVC show featured VC Ray Leach of JumpStart in Cleveland. He highlighted his organization's impact on startups and the economy in NE Ohio on our show March 2 and answered audience questions.


Ohio Venture

2022: 195 deals at $2.1B

2012: 162 deals at $572M

Great Lakes Region Venture

2022: 1192 deals

2012: 732 deals

Source: PitchBook/NVCA

Ranking of Regions by Deals 2022

West Coast: 5769

MidAtlantic: 3718

Southeast: 1356

New England: 1279

Great Lakes: 1192, up 63% in 10 years

South: 1152

Mountain: 1063

Midwest: 239

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Conversations about Silicon Heartland with VC Brianne Kimmel

VC Brianne Kimmel conversing with author Rebecca Fannin about Silicon Heartland tech trends and lifestyles. Will the Midwest Be A Next Silicon Valley?

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Revolution/ Rise of the Rest

March 7

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"Rebecca's book is indispensable for founders, makers and change-makers."

VC Jim Breyer

Silicon Heartland author Rebecca Fannin chats with Jim Breyer

at SXSW 2023

March 11, 10am

Book signing

March 11: 12:30pm

Conference Bookstore

Austin Convention Center, 3rd floor

Room 10C

Heartland Tour 2023


Stamford, CT

March 21, 6:30pm

NYC, March 28

Morgantown, WVU March 30

Pittsburgh, March 31

Carnegie Mellon University 11am

Hudson, Ohio April 3

Lancaster, Ohio April 5

Cincinnati April 11

Purdue University

April 12

Cleveland April 14

DC April 18

San Francisco

April 25


April 26

Palm Beach

May 3

Milwaukee June 27

Chicago June 22

Madison, Wisc.

Oct 19-22

CMU's Mawhinney


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