Welcome to Silicon Valley

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Traveling 6 countries in Europe to report the local startups action in London, Helsinki, Paris, Berlin, Barcelona and Milan with our documentary Startups in Action has been such a great experience that we decided to do it again. Just oversea! This time we wanted to learn how Silicon Valley really works by asking it directly to those founders and investors building and growing their companies there, so we packed our suitcases,...
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Why People Suck At Copying Silicon Valley

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Recently I met a delegation of visitors from a country (that I shall not name now) who came to Silicon Valley to tour the area. They wanted to learn what made the Valley the innovation capital of the world and how they can replicate its characteristics and spirit in their home country. Watching this delegation talk about startups, job growth and creating opportunities for recent college graduates (a huge problem...
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Europe Versus Silicon Valley

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We are grateful to all of the wonderful people who welcomed us through our tour of some of the major startup ecosystems in Europe. We talked to over 50 entrepreneurs, investors, and ecosystem supporters in 6 cities/countries. The incredible conversations and learnings would make for a very nice book… here’s the cliff-notes version of our book that we won’t have time to write Different: 1. Go Big or Go Somewhere...
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