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No work permit, no problem: work on the waters

A company’s new idea

Contributed By Roy Denish

“Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The start may become a winning idea, but a company in Silicon Valley has come with a watery idea. A little known company Blueseed plans to deploy a cruise ship in the deep international waters and convert her into a floating office so foreign workers could work without the department of immigration hounding of proper paperwork.

“We are a startup incubator, we’ll be offering living and office space on a vessel 30 minutes off the coast of California’s Silicon Valley. That’s outside the jurisdiction of the United States (so work visas are not necessary), but close enough to the Valley that you could meet face-to-face with potential investors and clients on short notice. Our unique environment, concentrating the most talented entrepreneurs from around the world, welcomes foreign and American startups alike,” the company says on its website.

The ship would anchor 12 miles off the California coast so the foreign workers could work just few miles off the technology capital of the world, San Francisco.

The idea was born due to restriction of getting H-1 Visas for foreign workers. The Guardian Express was not able to contact a spokesman from the department of immigration for a comment.

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