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Where we at: Valencia, the Mediterranean Silicon Valley

This ode to Valencia highlights not only its natural and cultural wonders but most importantly, its appeal as a start-up and tech magnet. Discover, as we have done with many of our collaborators, a city bursting with innovation, history, and plenty of new opportunities.

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Where we at: Valencia, the Mediterranean Silicon Valley

Valencia is one of the cities where many of our consultants are based. And many things attracted them to this incredible place! This is why we would like to share with you their recommendations.

Let’s discover together this beautiful and historical Spanish city located in the southeast, also called the Mediterranean Silicon Valley!

Valencia is a seductive, charming, vibrant, and captivating city that stands as one of the Spanish largest metropolis. Valencia boasts a comprehensive and well-connected ecosystem, making it an ideal ground for fostering innovation and technological environment. It proudly hosts a flourishing tech community that aims to lead the evolution of the local ecosystem and to contribute to making Spain a leader in the field.

The city is an enticing blend of technology-driven opportunities, great weather, a cultural and a gastronomical background, and a beauty that makes it an attractive destination for experts seeking a transformative change in their professional lives and lifestyle.


The city of innovation and entrepreneurship


A dynamic tech world...

The city regularly hosts various meetups and events catering to different profiles within the tech sector. Whether you are interested in DevOps, programming, data science, artificial intelligence, or any other tech field, you can easily network with individuals at these events. The spirit of collaboration, shared learning, and growth within the tech community provides an encouraging environment for both newcomers and occasional professional visitors.


...and a key location for entrepreneurship!

Valencia proudly stands as an open and welcoming city for innovation and entrepreneurship, and as one of the most innovative cities in Europe. After Madrid and Barcelona, Valencia hosts a rising community of entrepreneurs, giving birth to successful  like Voicemod and Sales Layer. The city contributes to Spain's economy, with 15% of startups located here. Entrepreneurs can find a lot of support with the presence of 13 accelerators, five incubators, and coworking spaces, investors and public aids providing the ideal ground for successful adventures.

Within this incubator environment, four Valencian entities feature in the top ten of the Spanish ranking: DemiumStartups, Plug and Play, Lanzadera and Climate-KicAccelerator. Which explains the Mediterranean Silicon Valley nickname... But some big international companies are also present like Google and IBM.


Beauty in nature and history


A climate like no other

Beyond its technological appeal, Valencia embraces an enviable Mediterranean climate, offering residents and visitors the pleasure of mild temperatures year-round. With great temperatures, Valencia ensures an enjoyable outdoor lifestyle. This delightful climate creates a warm atmosphere for residents and adds to the city's allure as a sought-after location for professionals seeking a balanced work-life experience. And obviously the beach all year long.


And such cultural treasures!

Valencia is a treasure of Spanish cultural heritage, providing an experience for art enthusiasts and history addicts. You can find in this beautiful city some architectural wonders such as:

  • The Lonja: A UNESCO World Heritage site, this stunning monument showcases intricate Gothic architecture and stands as a symbol of Valencia's rich history.
  • The Torres de Serranos y Quart: Magnificent towers that served as part of the medieval city walls, offering panoramic views of the city.
  • El Patriarca: Revered as the Valencian Sistine Chapel, this artistic gem features awe-inspiring frescoes and religious masterpieces.
  • The Cathedral and the Basilica of the Virgen de los Desamparados: Architectural marvels that hold immense religious and historical significance.
  • The Palace of the Generalitat Valenciana: A majestic palace that once served as the seat of the Valencian government.
  • Mercado Colon, it’s a public market located in the center of the city. It’s part of the Art Nouveau Architecture.
  • Ciudad de las Artes y Ciencias where you can discover the History Museum.
  • And many others: El barrio del Carmen, Plaza del ayuntamiento, Jardí del Túria…


A popular local language

Spanish and Valencian, the native language of Valencia makes this city a multilingual environment, they are both used in everyday life, creating an enriched cultural experience. Visitors and newcomers can immerse themselves in the beauty of these languages of the locals.

And in case you need to improve your language skills, there are a few places where you can learn Spanish because it is of course easier to move and live somewhere new when you speak the language, such as:

  • AIP language institute: a place where the Valencian and Spanish can be learned with a good methodology.
  • Lingua school
  • You also have the Taronja, that immerses students in their new Spanish-speaking world with a changing weekly program of social and cultural events alongside classes.
  • Soleã Spanish school and the Cervantes institute are also great places to learn Spanish through an immersion and specific methodologies.


A delicious little snack?

Valencia's culinary scene is a feast for the senses, offering Mediterranean dishes that are renowned worldwide. The iconic dish, paella, steals the spotlight with its delectable blend of saffron-infused rice and various ingredients like seafood or rabbit. In addition to paella, you can indulge in other rice-based delicacies such as Arroz al horno (baked rice), arroz a banda (fish rice), arroz negro (rice with squid), and fideua (seafood pasta dish).

For sweet lovers, Valencia's bountiful harvest of oranges promises a refreshing treat. Additionally, you can taste some city's typical drinks, that includes horchata (made from tiger nuts), fartons (long donut-like pastries), and agua de Valencia (a delightful mix of orange juice and cava).

And for the international food enthusiasts, Valencia hosts international restaurants, catering to diverse tastes and preferences. From Asian wonders to Middle Eastern tasteful dishes, the city's culinary landscape caters to every palate, making it a true gastronomic paradise.

Valencia as your new path?

If this blend of innovation, history, nature, and food attracts you, let us help you embark on a transformative adventure to Valencia. Our team has numerous exciting job opportunities waiting for your particular talents. Join us and our clients in this dynamic city and become part of the success stories shared by our accomplished consultants. Valencia opens its arms to welcome you in this perfect harmony of rich history and technology community that Valencia is!