It’s an on-going debate and like Loic, I’d like to believe in entrepreneurship in Europe, but unfortunately to date, I agree with him on every single point: Silicon Valley just wins big time!
Loic mentioned importants points about the mindset in Silicon Valley — like thinking globally, trusting individuals and the dynamic job market —, but I think it’s more than just Silicon Valley, it’s the North American mindset and I also feel it in Montreal, Canada.
When I decided to move to North America, it was for entrepreneurship; and Montreal for its quality of life, accessibility and its central position on the map.
And I haven’t been disappointed so far, it’s the right mindset I was looking for, it just fits me.
If Europe want to start being a serious competitor to the US, it must change its mindset; but I very pessimistic about it, it’ll be very hard, if not impossible in the short-term.