The Business of Tech: Dublin can't be Silicon Valley, but it can be San Fran

Our capital is a great place for tech start-ups to do business, but an even better place for their employees to enjoy a vibrant lifestyle, writes Paul Hayes.

14th September, 2013
Paul Hayes is a start-up mentor and strategic communications consultant.

Let's dispel a few myths about Silicon Valley. It doesn't look like inner city Dublin or Cork or Galway. It looks like a sunnier version of Meath, Kildare and Louth.

When you get to San Francisco Airport and head south to San Jose,¨ for 60 or 70 miles, you find large, flat industrial complexes either side of the 101 highway.

It's not that interesting a place, albeit with a few smaller nice enclaves.

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

The year in review

Legacy Richie Oakley 1 year ago

Newsround: What Thursday’s papers say

Legacy Leanna Byrne 5 years ago

More cycle routes, expansion of Luas to Bray and new bus network proposed

Legacy Digital Desk 5 years ago