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.

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