The Blueseed will be the Silicon Valley of the high seas
The Blueseed might be one of the biggest projects for Silicon Valley we’ve seen lately, a massive ship/floating city that’s going to be located right outside the valley, in international waters. A lot of companies have already shown interest in investing time, money and effort into this project, surnamed the Googleplex of the Sea.
The project is lead by the co-founder of PayPal and venture capitalist Peter Thiel, along with Max Marty and Dario Mutabdzija as co-founders. Long before finishing, the project is currently undergoing final stages, with the company left to decide whether to choose a barge or a cruise ship to convert into the drifting island.
The main idea behind this remarkable project is to provide accommodation, with living purposes, to around 1,000 customers, along with working spaces and entertainment facilities. All these should cost between $1,200 and $3,000 per month. As we’ve found out, the incredible ship will be anchored 12 nautical miles off the Californian coast.
The close proximity to the Silicon Valley is the main factor behind non US start-entrepreneurs’ strong desire to have their place on this vessel. This is a perfect opportunity to live close to Silicon Valley, without a US work visa. Young entrepreneurs can easily reside on the Blueseed, and, with a business or tourist Visa, they can easily travel between the vessel and the mainland.
They can also work on the Blueseed until their company is large enough to be given a Silicon Valley headquarters. The exact date of launch for this program is at the moment unknown, reportedly being somewhere during the third quarter of 2013. We’re confident that a huge number of brands will know a temporary headquarters here, and, why not, people.