There is a plan to build an offshore technology hub near San Francisco

There is a plan to build an offshore technology hub near San Francisco

There is a plan in place to build an offshore technology hub near San Francisco but in international waters so that anyone can come and work on projects from around the world without a visa

“Via ArcticStartup: “they plan to start accommodation prices off at around $1500 a month, and transportation will be provided to the mainland by a daily ferry. Internet connectivity will be provided via a point-to-point 40Gbps laser link with satellite link backup. They are also looking at additional backup solutions using submarine cable and potentially a series of WiMAX relay buoys. A visa is not required to earn a paycheck on Blueseed, and most residents will be able to travel back and forth to the mainland with a business/pleasure B1 Visa.”

Like other incubators, Blueseed plans to take a stake in startups that start on its shores (or rather: ships and floating platforms), something that startup schools like YCombinator and TechStars have found to be a successful business model in the past. Its fleet would include living and working vessels, daily ferries and potentially (eventually) desalination plants and other means of creating full self-sufficiency on the open seas. Who knows – perhaps it would even be mobile in the long run.”

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