Techies Across The Pond

Europe's lively startup culture is attracting American talent

In late 2000 a couple of students at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, Eric H. Baker and Jeff Fluhr, came up with a nifty idea to create an online ticket exchange. They launched the company in San Francisco, and it quickly took off. By 2003, StubHub Inc. (EBAY) had turned its first profit after selling $60 million worth of tickets to baseball games and other events.

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