How to Grow a  Silicon Valley in Porto, Portugal
Felipe Ávila da Costa 1985.  Born in Porto Alegre, Brasil   2000.  Moved to Porto, Portugal   TODAY .  Communication, IT, ...
Paul Graham Co-Founder of Y Combinator Startup Guru www.paulgraham.com/articles.html Essayist, Programmer, and Investor Fe...
How to be Silicon Valley Could you reproduce Silicon Valley elsewhere? February 9 th , 2011  Felipe Ávila da Costa @ Ignit...
YES! You only need to put together two kind of people! February 9 th , 2011  Felipe Ávila da Costa @ Ignite Portugal
Nerds February 9 th , 2011  Felipe Ávila da Costa @ Ignite Portugal
Rich People February 9 th , 2011  Felipe Ávila da Costa @ Ignite Portugal
Do we really need  Rich People? No, but they make things go much faster! February 9 th , 2011  Felipe Ávila da Costa @ Ign...
No, because Startup Investor can supply advice and connections as well as money. The Government can substitute them? Febru...
How to make  Nerds and Investors  to move somewhere? ( Let’s say… to Porto) February 9 th , 2011  Felipe Ávila da Costa @ ...
You need a Top University February 9 th , 2011  Felipe Ávila da Costa @ Ignite Portugal
University of Porto Top 100 European Universities 30 000+ Students February 9 th , 2011  Felipe Ávila da Costa @ Ignite Po...
You need an  Attactive Town Nice Weather People walking around smiling February 9 th , 2011  Felipe Ávila da Costa @ Ignit...
You need an  Attactive Town City with Personality Well-preserved old neighborhoods Locally-owned shops and restaurants Feb...
You need  Youth Student Environment Tolerant Environment February 9 th , 2011  Felipe Ávila da Costa @ Ignite Portugal
You need  Time … to let it grow organically … to let it fail and start again February 9 th , 2011  Felipe Ávila da Costa @...
Startups beget Startups People who work for startups start their own People who get rich from startups fund new ones Febru...
Some Conclusion 1.  All you need is the right people!   2.  You don’t build a Silicon Valley, you let it grow!   3.  Start...
How to Get Involved 1.  Start a company 2.  Fund a company 3.  Get to know new Startups 5.  Walk around smiling February 9...
February 9 th , 2011  Felipe Ávila da Costa @ Ignite Portugal
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  1. 1. How to Grow a Silicon Valley in Porto, Portugal
  2. 2. Felipe Ávila da Costa 1985. Born in Porto Alegre, Brasil 2000. Moved to Porto, Portugal TODAY . Communication, IT, Information and Knowledge Manager @ Science & Technology Park of U.Porto 2008. Master in Software Engineering February 9 th , 2011 Felipe Ávila da Costa @ Ignite Portugal
  3. 3. Paul Graham Co-Founder of Y Combinator Startup Guru www.paulgraham.com/articles.html Essayist, Programmer, and Investor February 9 th , 2011 Felipe Ávila da Costa @ Ignite Portugal
  4. 4. How to be Silicon Valley Could you reproduce Silicon Valley elsewhere? February 9 th , 2011 Felipe Ávila da Costa @ Ignite Portugal
  5. 5. YES! You only need to put together two kind of people! February 9 th , 2011 Felipe Ávila da Costa @ Ignite Portugal
  6. 6. Nerds February 9 th , 2011 Felipe Ávila da Costa @ Ignite Portugal
  7. 7. Rich People February 9 th , 2011 Felipe Ávila da Costa @ Ignite Portugal
  8. 8. Do we really need Rich People? No, but they make things go much faster! February 9 th , 2011 Felipe Ávila da Costa @ Ignite Portugal
  9. 9. No, because Startup Investor can supply advice and connections as well as money. The Government can substitute them? February 9 th , 2011 Felipe Ávila da Costa @ Ignite Portugal
  10. 10. How to make Nerds and Investors to move somewhere? ( Let’s say… to Porto) February 9 th , 2011 Felipe Ávila da Costa @ Ignite Portugal
  11. 11. You need a Top University February 9 th , 2011 Felipe Ávila da Costa @ Ignite Portugal
  12. 12. University of Porto Top 100 European Universities 30 000+ Students February 9 th , 2011 Felipe Ávila da Costa @ Ignite Portugal
  13. 13. You need an Attactive Town Nice Weather People walking around smiling February 9 th , 2011 Felipe Ávila da Costa @ Ignite Portugal Creative Environment
  14. 14. You need an Attactive Town City with Personality Well-preserved old neighborhoods Locally-owned shops and restaurants February 9 th , 2011 Felipe Ávila da Costa @ Ignite Portugal
  15. 15. You need Youth Student Environment Tolerant Environment February 9 th , 2011 Felipe Ávila da Costa @ Ignite Portugal
  16. 16. You need Time … to let it grow organically … to let it fail and start again February 9 th , 2011 Felipe Ávila da Costa @ Ignite Portugal … to complete one or two startup cycles
  17. 17. Startups beget Startups People who work for startups start their own People who get rich from startups fund new ones February 9 th , 2011 Felipe Ávila da Costa @ Ignite Portugal
  18. 18. Some Conclusion 1. All you need is the right people! 2. You don’t build a Silicon Valley, you let it grow! 3. Startups beget Startups! 4. Porto has all it takes to become a startup hub! February 9 th , 2011 Felipe Ávila da Costa @ Ignite Portugal
  19. 19. How to Get Involved 1. Start a company 2. Fund a company 3. Get to know new Startups 5. Walk around smiling February 9 th , 2011 Felipe Ávila da Costa @ Ignite Portugal 4. Promote Startups
  20. 20. February 9 th , 2011 Felipe Ávila da Costa @ Ignite Portugal
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