Baltimore among 'Hot Startup Cities' in Entrepreneur magazine

Baltimore may not be New York or San Francisco, but it's still a hot startup city, says Entrepreneur magazine.

Entrepreneur magazine's August issue encourages startup founders to "get packing" — and head to Baltimore.

The magazine placed Baltimore second on a list of "Hot Startup Cities That Aren't San Francisco or New York," emphasizing its concentration of companies working in the education field.

"There's a quiet revolution happening in Baltimore, which has become a booming hub of education-focused companies," the magazine wrote.

The blurb notes New York transplant Citelighter, which brought its technology focused on improving students' writing to Baltimore, and a "Baltimore Tech for Schools" conference that attracted more than 1,100 attendees earlier this year. And it highlights opportunities to test new technologies on students in a city school system with some of the highest per-pupil spending in the country.

"Baltimore teachers work with diverse student populations and are entrepreneur-friendly, willing to test out new tech and ideas in classrooms," the magazine wrote.

Other cities on the list include Salt Lake City, noted for its software and hardware industry, Nashville, home to a concentration of media startups, and Boston, known for its health care companies.

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