Image: Bittorrent traffic, 2009
All these cities are participating the global startup community, not trying to own it. And they’re flourishing!
They’re not trying to control or force their region through them, but simply enable startups. Rather than act like a hub, where every spoke should point to you, it’s peer-to-peer thinking, acting like super-nodes that connect others.
You don’t need to central to be a super-node, but if you act like one, the network tends to grow around you.