This the best version I’ve read to date. My favourite quote is ‘think Hollywood for geeks’.
Why is anybody comparing an entire continent to a specific metropolitan area?
Silicon Valley is a geographically proximate group of related tech industries, and the institutions that support them. It includes a large pool of entrepreneurs and engineers with many different technical and business skills, along with investors, law firms, accounting firms. Also, big tech companies who buy startups.
Silicon Valley works because everyone is so close together, and because everyone shares the core sense of entrepreneurialism. The place feeds on itself. Think: Hollywood for geeks.
Europe is a continent. It is comparable to â€œthe USâ€ or â€œNorth America.â€
If you want to compare something to Silicon Valley, you need to compare a city or region.
That said, I don’t think Europe is comparable with North America as Eirc suggests. Europe also has borders, language barriers and of course, cultural differences. Oh and different laws and taxation systems for different countries.