Blueseed has received hundreds of applications. The concept behind Blueseed is that a decommissioned cruise ship will be converted into office space in the open sea. The Blueseed floating island ship would be only 30 minutes from California’s northern coast. The executive board at Blueseed include Max Marty (CEO), Dario Mutabdzija (President), Dan Dascalescu (CIO), and Sam Bhagwat (CFO). A visa is not needed to participate in Blueseed. The 1,000 live-in entrepreneurs on deck would cost $1,200 to $3,000 per month per person for living quarters and office space. This would help pay for converting the decommissioned luxury cruise liner revamp, which is estimated to cost $10 to $25 million.
About 133 startups are gearing up for Blueseed. Twenty percent of these startups are from the U.S., ten percent are from India, and six percent are from Australia. Of these 133 startups, 35% said that they are ready to move in now if the ship was complete. Most of them would be ready to move in the next 6 months. The two biggest reasons why people are interested in the ship is because you don’t need a visa and the proximity to Silicon Valley.
The $1,600 per month cost is if you are willing to share a room. The $3,000 per month cost is for a “top-tier single” cabin. Ferries will ship the entrepreneurs from the ship to Silicon Valley daily.
I really like this idea and wish the Blueseed team luck in getting this up and ready.