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Cities beyond Silicon Valley are becoming burgeoning tech hubs. There are growing markets from the Midwest to below the Mason-Dixon Line in terms of deal flow and venture dollars.

New York may have Silicon Alley but the nation’s capital has Silicon Hill, and Howard University is staking its claim in the latest hotbed for emerging companies.

[Related: Raleigh-Durham Is Startup Capital of the South]

A year after announcing the initiative, Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser and Howard University leaders have officially broke ground on the forthcoming Inclusive Innovation Incubator. The new space will support entrepreneurs and businesses from underrepresented communities that provide products and services that benefit underserved communities. The District’s partnership with Howard University focuses on leveraging University resources for venture capital firms to support medium to late-stage technology and innovation startups.

The District has “a great tech

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Source: Black Enterprise » Small Business