If you’re ready to found a software startup, you might think a move to Silicon Valley is inevitable for your organization's success. But soaring rental rates and a high cost of living may make you and your team wary of picking up and moving to the Bay Area. Luckily, San Francisco isn’t the only place you can find venture capital, an entrepreneurial culture, and opportunities to grow. This infographic shows hubs of innovation sprouting up all over the nation

Take a look at where software startups and other fledgling businesses are thriving: 

Top 10 U.S. States for Entrepreneurs (and VC dollars raised)

  1. California ($3.27 billion)
  2. Massachusetts ($798 million)
  3. New York ($648 million) 
  4. Washington ($279 million)
  5. Texas ($213 million)
  6. New Jersey ($174 million)
  7. Arizona ($145 million)
  8. Illinois ($144 million)
  9. Colorado ($142 million)
  10. Pennsylvania ($105 million) 

Take a look at the full infographic to find out which industries are claiming the most VC dollars in these top 10 states, the major players in cities across the US, and the average age and working hours for entrepreneurs in four big cities.

10 Best U.S. States for Launching Your Software Startup (Infographic)Source: Intuit

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