Not in a million years I would have thought that I would end up reading technology articles, researching for websites and forums that talk about software development and technology and even discussing these subjects in my spare time. This is what living in San Francisco for 3 years, experience the work environment in Silicon Valley and finally move into working for a Startup company does to you 🙂
It is curious that it was not until I stopped going to Sunnyvale (which is supposed to be in the heart of Silicon Valley), that I realized I was surrounded by people who are either writing code anywhere they can find a WIFI connection, taking part on a business venture or attending a conference for app developers in the Moscone Center. Was I blind? No, just busy commuting to the heart of technology or what once was the heart. Bye bye Dot-com-bubble, hello Mobile world of possibilities.
If you want to be where it all begins, where successful companies such as Twitter or Zinga are born and brought up to success, without a doubt I would try San Francisco. It might be true that San Fran no longer has the main Financial District in the US or that the main port that once made the city well connected with the rest of the world is now in Oakland, but certainly, it still attracts entrepreneurs and bright minds to build the next idea that will turn around the world as we know it. You will find that brilliant minds are welcome, and a huge contrast on the streets between technology experts and the ‘home of the homeless’ . Everyone is welcome here, be open minded and be a geek and you have a place in the unique city of San Francisco…
If you are really seriously thinking of bringing your startup to life in this city you will also be pleased to learn that some lucky tech start-ups have just been granted a tax break from the Board of Supervisors that could save SF-based Internet companies millions. Of course, this is San Francisco, so if you are not among those that receive the tax break and you are not happy about it ,I found a website where apparently you can vote to give your opinnion https://www.votizen.com/issues/sfstartups/