The High Road: Durham Is Not Silicon Valley, and That's Our Best Quality

This column originally appeared on Clarion Content. View it here. This past April, entrepreneur Wayne Sutton spoke to a crowd at American Underground @Main during Innovate Your Cool about diversity in the startup community. Most of the presentation introduced ideas we are all familiar with: the lack of diverse employment in the startup world and how Silicon Valley is the mecca of brilliant ideas. Here, Sutton explains the difference between Durham and The Valley/San Francisco:  Here we value sports (…) and we like tech and entrepreneurship, arts, music. That’s all cool and great,” he says. “But over there, I’ve never seen a...

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