Getting closer to be the next startup mecca

Peter Diamandis had asked this week “Where do you think the next mecca for tech startups will be?”.

I doubt if Mecca is an appropriate synonym, but my response has been: “The next mecca for tech startups needs tropical lifestyle, more favourable immigration and tax rules. How about ?”

And I mean it. You just don’t have to have everything together in one place anymore.

Technology creates conditions, overcoming obstacles to create technology.

Skype, Hangout, Facetime enable people to work together, no matter where. and others find outsourced capacity for almost every job imaginable. and others facilitate project funding. does free education for Android and iOS coding. has temporary space to meet, hang around and work with peers.

So if everybody can take advantage of technological progress as mentioned, the general, surrounding conditions become more important: quality of life.

What else do we need here in Panama?

– Transform a crazy idea into a bold target,

– Get the right people together

– Build and work an actionable plan.

#exPANAMAnding opportunities

WWDC and Panama

Was following Apple’s developer conference today and must admit that the amount of $30b paid to app developers is staggering. There must be many more app developers out there and more than surviving with what they are doing. Excellent to hear this.


Wondering how many of them are doing their creative work outside of old-fashioned corporate structures, not bound by work hours, a desk, a hierarchy.

For those, lucky enough to enjoy such status, my advise is to get even more enjoyment. Move to a country where the sun is shining, the Web infrastructure is available, where bureaucracy doesn’t care too much, and where there are excellent investment opportunities for the money you’ve earned.

#exPANAMAnding opportunities.