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By: Rhonda Abrams


If you’re a woman, New York City is the best place in the world to start a business.

That’s what Dell — in collaboration with the research company IHS and with participation from the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard — found out when  it commissioned research on the best cities for female entrepreneurs to start and scale a high-growth business.

In fact, the United States had four cities in the world’s top 25: New York (No. 1), San Francisco Bay Area (No. 2), Washington, D.C. (No. 7), Seattle (No. 10) and Austin (No. 12). Rounding out the top 10 were London (No. 3), Stockholm (No. 4), Singapore (No. 5), Toronto (No. 6), Sydney (No. 8) and Paris (No. 9).

In conjunction with the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), Dell released the results of its in-depth research analyzing communities around the world based on factors most conducive for high-potential women entrepreneurs (HPWE). The 2016 GES is the seventh worldwide convocation on entrepreneurship, this year being held in the heart of Silicon Valley at Stanford University, June 22-24. President Obama will address the Summit on Friday.

In launching the Dell Women Entrepreneur Cities Index (WE Cities), Dell is attempting to measure a city’s ability to attract and support high-potential women entrepreneurs, defined by Dell as those with the capability to grow businesses generating $1 million or more in annual revenue.

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Originally posted on Women Presidents' Organization by Women Presidents' Organization.

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