Etsy CEO Chad Dickerson on the Next Wave of Tech Hubs

Techonomy Video  |  October 2, 2013, 1:42 PM  |  Techonomy Exclusive


Does adding “Silicon” before a community’s name make it a better place for tech? Etsy CEO Chad Dickerson would answer with a resounding “No,” saying the practice is one of his personal pet peeves. Dickerson talked at Techonomy Detroit about how cities like Detroit can remain authentic by embracing their unique identities. “Every city should try to be itself,” he said, noting that part of Detroit’s heritage is its long history of innovation and making things. “Detroit has that maker culture really baked into the city.”

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