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Not all tech industry startups are based in California.

In fact, only two of the top 25 cities for tech industry early-stage companies are in the Golden State, according to a recent study from the Kauffman Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Kansas City, Mo.

According to Kauffman, here are the top tech towns for startups.

(Number represents concentration of high-tech startups in a region relative to the national average)

Boulder, CO 6.3

Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 3.0

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 2.6

Cambridge-Newton-Framingham, MA 2.4

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA 2.4

Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 2.4

San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA 2.4

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2.3

Colorado Springs, CO 2.3

Cheyenne, WY 2.0

Salt Lake City, UT 2.0

Corvallis, OR 2.0

Raleigh-Cary, NC 1.9

Huntsville, AL 1.9

Provo-Orem, UT 1.9

Bend, OR 1.8

Austin-Round Rock, TX 1.7

Missoula, MT 1.7

Grand Junction, CO 1.7

Sioux Falls, SD 1.7

Bethesda-Frederick-Rockville, MD 1.7

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 1.6

Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 1.6

Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ 1.6

Ames, IA 1.6