I agree that cities need to do more to reach out to rural areas to try to get those folks engaged…
Josh Kerr

It may be too early to say whether they were successful, but Y Combinator’s Startup School and the Techstars Anywhere program seem like steps in the right direction.

The issue of mobility still arises however — though modern air/auto travel as well as the internet erase lots of barriers, it’s still no substitute to knowing here in Austin that I’m 15 minutes away from an in-person meeting at any given moment (assuming it’s not rush hour).