Want to work for a startup? Check out jobs in these cities
There’s a startup boom, and it’s not just limited to San Francisco and New York City. See which metro areas have the most startups sprouting up.
It can be hard to picture what large corporations like the Googles, Microsofts, and Amazons of the world were like when they first opened up shop. But every successful company—and professional—has to start somewhere, and getting in on the ground floor of “the next big thing” can be pretty exciting and rewarding.
If you’ve never worked at a startup before, don’t worry. While it’s usually not just a bunch of millennials in flannel shirts, drinking cold brew and playing with fidget spinners, you’ll first want to check out our advice for making the transition from corporate to startup culture.
Next, you’ll need to find a good startup to work for (you can start with one of the venture capitalist-approved startups hiring on Monster) or a city where startups are sprouting up left and right.
Recently, the 2017 Kauffman Index of Growth Entrepreneurship, a study that measures startup growth by focusing on metrics such as employment, business creation, and geography, released its annual list of cities with the highest startup growth.
Washington, D.C., leads the ranking, followed by Austin, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Nashville, and Atlanta. Check out the full list of metro areas experiencing the highest startup growth below—and if you see a city you’re interested in, click the link to see which startup jobs are hiring now on Monster.
Cities with high startup growth:
- Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
- Columbus, Ohio
- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta
- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
- San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
- Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington
- Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
- San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
- San Antonio-New Braunfels
- Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
- Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
- Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater
- Kansas City, Missouri
- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
- New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
- Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
- Las Vegas-Paradise
- St. Louis, Missouri
- Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
- Providence-New Bedford-Fall River
- Jacksonville, Florida