A Quick Guide to Tracking #StartupSouth

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StartupNationbug.pngTomorrow morning, Sarah Rich and I head out on a roadtrip through the south in search of innovative startups across the region. From Washington, we're heading first to Richmond, racing down to Savannah, then up to Chattanooga, over to Shreveport, and finishing up in New Orleans next weekend. We're going to be posting a lot from the road, and there are multiple ways to follow us. Here's how:

  • Come back to the Startup Nation special report homepage. That'll contain our posts in an easy-to-digest format, along with posts from Richard Florida and others.
  • Follow the #startupsouth hashtag and us on Twitter (@alexismadrigal, @sarahrich).
  • Track our progress on this hacked Google Map. A bonus there is that it contains a bunch of "creation stories" from entrepreneurs all over the southeast.
  • Peruse our road triphotos on Instagram (our user names are: alexismadrigal, sarahrich).

Wish us luck. We're really excited about the companies and innovation that we're hearing about. And, FYI, I intend to eat all the okra in the south.


Image: Alexis Madrigal.

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Alexis Madrigal is the deputy editor of TheAtlantic.com, where he also oversees the Technology Channel. He's the author of Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology. More

The New York Observer has called Madrigal "for all intents and purposes, the perfect modern reporter." He co-founded Longshot magazine, a high-speed media experiment that garnered attention from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the BBC. While at Wired.com, he built Wired Science into one of the most popular blogs in the world. The site was nominated for best magazine blog by the MPA and best science Web site in the 2009 Webby Awards. He also co-founded Haiti ReWired, a groundbreaking community dedicated to the discussion of technology, infrastructure, and the future of Haiti.

He's spoken at Stanford, CalTech, Berkeley, SXSW, E3, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and his writing was anthologized in Best Technology Writing 2010 (Yale University Press).

Madrigal is a visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley's Office for the History of Science and Technology. Born in Mexico City, he grew up in the exurbs north of Portland, Oregon, and now lives in Oakland.

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