High Stakes

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Paige Soya

30 June 2023

35m 14s

The EDA's Newly Launched Tech Hubs Program



This episode is about the US Economic Development Administration’s
recent release of the new $10B regional tech hubs program, an initiative born out of the CHIPS and Science Act, to create 10 tech hubs in US cities over the next 5 years. We talk about what the program is, how it works, what this means for the existing US tech industry and venture capital, and how cities and companies can benefit from the program. The discussion will include Blake Hall, the CEO/Founder of our portfolio company, ID.me, and his take on a potential cybersecurity hub; George Hornedo, one of our investors, who has been heavily involved in educating states and cities across the country about the program; and David Yarkin, the CEO/founder of our portfolio company, Procurated.