Pittsburgh has proven fertile soil for new companies, but the startup mentality may meet its match in a real town's legacy problems.
"We had more information on where to go to dinner... than we did for my cousin's funeral."
Or, the most awesomely nerdy conference table ever.
All those thousands of apartment buildings? They all need a social-media presence now. And this company wants to build them.
An abandoned car dealership has been transformed into a lively space for Cleveland's nerds and entrepreneurs alike
The Motor City is for hardcore entrepreneurs.
Tucked away in a makerspace inside a corporate office park, we found a company trying to bring the Internet age to manufacturing with machine vision. This is where augmented reality gets serious.
These are kids who probably first heard Start Me Up on a Microsoft commercial.
A new company uses big-data capabilities to decode the inner-workings of the modern Internet.
A business incubator with an unconventional corporate structure is out to build local tech companies in the Michigan's capital.
They fund two ideas each week. They choose one, we/you choose the other.
"Groupon was a huge huge success and potentially a huge huge failure. That neither made Chicago nor does it need to break Chicago."
You know, Chicago, maybe you had it right all along.
Meet SpotHero, a Chicago startup that wants to make finding parking simpler and easier.
What an independent investor sees out of early stage Chicagoland companies.
A comparative map to help lost Bay Area residents find their bearings
From food to education, Great Lakes startups are moving beyond traditional social media.
Our first stop on our Start-Up Nation 2012 tour is the hottest tech scene not in California or New York.
And we're off! For the next week, we'll be touring through the manufacturing heart of America.
A romp through the weird, scary, awesome future of mobile communications.