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Urs Seiler is a professional news editor, global match maker and he is a peak communicator. He helps tech companies, professional organisations and NGOs to bring their unconscious brand mission to the surface. He is a black belt in Gojy-Ryu karate. Famous last words: words are not words, they are actions.
His motto in life is: «Always give yourself a chance to get lucky.»
These two words evoke a complicated set of mental images. The Valley has been a lead character over the last fifty years in technological revolutions from the semiconductor to mobile Internet. From Intel to Facebook and Google. Silicon Valley is the world’s biggest technology cluster and the U.S. center for innovative technology companies. It's sprawling along a 30-mile corridor from San Francisco to San Jose and it is home to more than 7,000 software and electronics companies, the densest concentration in the world. This proximity to suppliers, customers, and cutting-edge research gives each a competitive advantage. The population of Silicon Valley is around 4 million.
Silicon Valley is also a high-skilled immigration hub. More than 60% of Silicon Valley’s entrepreneurs are immigrants to America, and the prominent CEOs of Alphabet, Microsoft, SpaceX/Tesla, and Uber are all foreign born. Even more important, much of the large innovative workforce of tech clusters comes from abroad. Immigrants accounted for an astounding two-thirds of San Jose’s recent college-educated workforce in the 2013-2016 American Community Survey for information and communications technologies.
Silicon Valley is bordered by the San Francisco Bay on the east. The Santa Cruz mountains are on the west, and Redwood City is to the north. The south shares its border with several cities. These include Los Altos, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Santa Clara, and San Jose. The Coast Range Mountains are in the southeast area.