Global Entrepreneurship 2011

CNBC Poll: Where Is The Next Hot Spot For Startups?

Jennifer Leigh Parker, |Writer,
Global Entrepreneurship - A CNBC Special Report

Launching a startup can be an unstable experience, rife with the unexpected.

Savvy owners manage expectations by finding the optimal market location before they ever break ground.

Right now, the economic boom in Brazil has investors of all sorts — including startup-friendly venture capitalists — clamoring to get in on the action.

Others swear by Qatar. Given its winning bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, there is and will continue to be high demand for infrastructure investments.

Investors are also eyeing Mayalsia, given the government's tax incentives for the venture capital and private equity industries.

The U.S., however, still ranks number one for startups, according to this year's Global Venture Capital and Private Equity Attractiveness Index.

How long the U.S. can remain on top is another question. What do you think?

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