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.
Freelancer.com and others find outsourced capacity for almost every job imaginable.
Kickstarter.com and others facilitate project funding.
Codepath.com does free education for Android and iOS coding.
WeWork.com 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.