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    • What is Silicon Valley? ‣ 2,900,000 inhabitants ‣ 1,300,000 jobs ‣ 30% of startups is done by Immigrant Entrepreneurs ‣ Growth areas - Software - Industrial/Energy - Media & Entertainment - Biotechnology - Medical Devices
    • Is Done in Silicon Valley‣ We build and grow companies to a global level faster –and more efficiently –than anywhere else in the world‣ We create more new jobs and industries – faster – than anywhere globally‣ We look for disruptive ideas, technologies and intellectual property that can be scaled globally‣ We do world class research and technology development
    • How Silicon Valley Works‣ Institutions - Strong research universities and laboratories - Numerous technology multinationals that are industry leaders - Low barriers to spawning new entities and/or models - Many established institutions are early adopters‣ Markets - Relatively low barriers to market entry by new institutions - Low transaction costs - High liquidity + Critical mass - Flexible, efficient - Strong capital and labor markets, that facilitate growth and recycling of serial talent and serial investment‣ Common goals - Global scale - Fast-to-market - High investor returns‣ Disruptive ideas are rewarded and encouraged the most
    • How Silicon Valley Works‣ High concentration of knowledge, skills, talent in diverse technical and business disciplines‣ Specialized business services infrastructure: - VCs, legal firms, accountants, etc‣ Open business and information sharing environment - Collaboration + competition - Open source + confidentiality co-exist‣ Results-oriented meritocracy‣ Climate that rewards risk-taking and tolerates failure‣ Favorable government policies - Federal, state and local✓ High quality of life + Great Weather!
    • What is “Not Hot” in Silicon Valley ‣ Manufacturing - Unless its related to clean tech ‣ Logistics and supply chain management ‣ In general - Products targeted small, fragmented national markets that are slow to grow. Think global scale
    • Why Silicon Valley Is Important forEuropean TECHNOLOGY Companies‣ High tech startups are scaled faster than it can be achieved anywhere else in the world (generally speaking)‣ Greater availability of risk capital (angel and VC funds)‣ Close to early adopter markets and customers‣ Management and technical talent‣ Service providers infrastructure‣ Higher valuations‣ Stronger exits market‣ Global vision
    • Silicon Valley vs. European Innovation Ecosystems Key Differences ‣ Culture - Attitudes towards risk and failure - Attitudes towards work vs play vs private life - Attitudes towards sharing of information - Optimism vs Skepticism ‣ Speed - Processes and decisions much faster in Silicon Valley ‣ Institutions - Broader diversity of institutional models and sizes in US; more flexibility of action ‣ Markets - Lower transaction costs, greater liquidity, larger, more markets ‣ Scale, Size and Critical Mass ‣ Networks - Strong hubs, dense and efficient messaging, global, rapid formation
    • Sources and services• Burton Lee http://www.slideshare.net/tsigos/burton-lee-silicon-valley-ecosystem-yes-execom• Google Maps• Projeqt.com• Flavors.me• Tumblr