Do you need Silicon Valley to build a successful startup? The Startup Genome went out and found that while SXSW tried to tell us that you can try to build a startup anywhere you want, San Francisco is still where it’s at.

Silicon Valley: Biggest throughput. Strong early stage funding ecosystem. More mentors. Most Ambitious. High Risk.

Olympia, WA: risk-averse, little funding, no mentors.

Sigh….