Bifrost - A Nordic Guide to Silicon Valley
A place like no other
Besides being a region full of ideas and ambitions, Silicon Valley is also the world’s epicenter of present and future technologies. Large tech corporations are fighting for talent and venture funds around the world have their eyes set on “the next big thing” coming out of accelerators, hacker houses or garages of The Valley—one of the most thriving but also most complex ecosystems in the world.
WE HAVE CREATED THIS BOOKLET AS A GUIDE FOR YOU TO MAKE THE MOST OUT OF YOUR VISIT to silicon valley
If you are reading this booklet before your overseas visit, you are doing yourself a huge favor by arriving prepared.
This will benefit you whether you are a student, researcher, startup founder, seasoned business executive or public servant, and regardless of the length and purpose of your visit.
You are about to embark on a fast-paced journey, so you have to ensure that you don’t run around in circles, but make progress.
By reading this booklet, you can leverage both the experience and knowledge of your fellow Nordic countrymen who have traveled these roads before you, and bring the most out of your venture into the region.
We believe that the information and advice contained in this book will fast-track you to a greater return on investment both in terms of money and time. You should also know that we are there for you whenever you need help, support and guidance throughout your stay.
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PLEASE KEEP IN MIND, THAT BEING A PART OF THIS TECHNOLOGICAL PARADISE DOESN’T SIMPLY MEAN TAKING ADVANTAGE OF ALL THE RESOURCES IT HAS TO OFFER.
The ecosystem thrives because people are open-minded and willing to share their experience and ideas. You must do the same in order to get accepted, build your network, and maximize your chances of success.
On behalf of the Project Team and the Board of Nordic Innovation House, Silicon Valley, we wish you a prosperous journey, and sincerely hope that this booklet will be a valuable source of information as well as inspiration in your endeavors.