In Silicon Valley all people who are motivated and ambitious can succeed. If people trust in their own ideas, if they are ready to fail again and again in order to succeed, they can achieve their goals.
Indeed, an important characteristic of people in Silicon Valley is the risk-taking. The biggest and most successful companies started by taking risks; they experienced failures, but they didn’t stop; they learned from their mistakes and they continued to believe that they could succeed.
Also, in Silicon Valley, people background is not really important; in fact, if people have an interested idea, if they respond to a consumer need and if they believe in themselves they can succeed, regardless of age or degree.
Silicon Valley’s energy is contagious and intoxicating. There is an atmosphere of motivation that drives entrepreneurs to give the best of themselves.
As Reid Hoffman said: Silicon Valley is a mindset, and not a location.