Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Promise of Silicon Global

Draper University in San Mateo
Silicon Valley is going global but don’t count on any market to surpass it soon.

Today, just about every market in the world is aiming to capture the Valley’s magic: creativity, optimism, not to mention blue skies, clean air and mild year-round temperatures.

Brazil and Russia are two emerging markets that are vying to get on the tech map and Sand Hill Road investors have arrived. Both follow the lead of China and India, which continue to show the challenges and opportunities of creating world-class tech startups and innovations from developing markets. Read more at Silicon Asia post at Forbes. 

Of course, not every market can copy the Silicon Valley formula. It takes a special blend of talent and funds all clustered together to make it happen.

Where else but Silicon Valley could a venture capitalist open their own entrepreneurial school? See photo I took of Draper University, which VC Tim Draper is opening in the former Benjamin Franklin Hotel currently under renovation in downtown San Mateo.

We'll be exploring the theme of Silicon Global at our next event in the Valley, October 3, at Rosewood Sand Hill. See the program and sign up here: Silicon Dragon Valley 2012.