I live on the west coast. Of France. I'm currently looking at starting my own web startup. I have the idea, the expertise, even the cofounder. I'm reading a lot on the subject, and I intend to bootstrap as far as possible.
Obviously there are a lot of imponderables at this very early stage, but I was wondering whether location makes that much of a difference.
If one goes by what one reads online, to really get this thing off the ground I would need to move to Silicon Valley, New York or some other world famous tech hotbed.
I do not personally believe that, because it seems too simplistic. In fact I suspect it is rather more hard to find funding because of the level of competition, whereas where I live I can probably find a grant quite easily.
Am I wrong? Is location really that important?