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<p></p> <p>What do you do if you're an immigrant entrepreneur with a great U.S. startup idea and no work visa? Consider coming aboard Blueseed's floating tech incubator to live and work legally near the U.S. mainland while growing your high-tech startup into a full-fledged U.S. company. Blueseed's cruise ship provides all the creature comforts of a "Googleplex at Sea" and easy access to Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and investors by taking a half-hour ferry ride.</p> <p>Blueseed hopes to finance the venture by appealing to longstanding grievances of U.S. companies unable to hire enough foreign workers based on limited work visas. It's not a full solution to the American immigration system's problems, but it could also help raise awareness of the U.S. tech talent shortfall.</p> <p>Go on to see new concept illustrations of the Blueseed tech incubator and read more about how it would work.</p> <p><i>Follow InnovationNewsDaily on Twitter @<a target="_blank" href="http://twitter.com/#%21/News_Innovation" mce_href="http://twitter.com/#%21/News_Innovation">News_Innovation,</a> or on <a href="http://www.facebook.com/InnovationNewsDaily" mce_href="http://www.facebook.com/InnovationNewsDaily">Facebook</a>.</i></p> <p></p>

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<p></p> <p>Blueseed plans to drop anchor at least 12 nautical miles off the coast of California to be outside U.S. territorial seas. Immigrant entrepreneurs can take ferries or helicopters to reach Silicon Valley or San Francisco within 90 minutes.</p> <p></p>

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<p></p> <p>If an entrepreneur's startup idea gets approval, he or she can live aboard the Blueseed ship for prices starting at $1,200 per person each month. By contrast, a San Francisco studio costs about $1,750 on average, and incubator spaces sell for $400 to $650 per desk.</p> <p></p>

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<p></p> <p>Forget about needing an H-1B work visa. Future Blueseed residents only need a passport and a B1 (business) or B2 (tourist) visa; citizens of 36 industrialized nations are exempt from even that requirement for travel periods of up to 90 days.</p> <p></p>

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<p></p> <p>Ship accommodations include living rooms for one to four individuals, as well as catering and food services, cafes, gyms and game rooms to live comfortably. Medical facilities, convenience stores and post offices cater to daily needs. Ship-wide high-speed Internet access would also be provided.</p> <p></p>

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<p></p> <p>Worried about being seasick? The Blueseed vessel is large enough and would be located at a mooring spot where seasickness is very unlikely. Tests with a narrower, shorter vessel at a spot with 50 percent bigger waves showed stability within acceptable limits for European passenger ferries. But if any trouble comes up, you can always take some inexpensive Meclizine to ward off the symptoms.</p> <p></p>

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<p></p> <p>Despite its proximity to California, Blueseed's vessel is safe from tsunamis and earthquakes while at sea. Hurricanes don't happen near California, and even (nonexistent) pirates who roam the seas near the California coast know better than to tangle with the U.S. Navy or Coast Guard.</p> <p></p>

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<p></p> <p>As a Blueseed startup grows from an average of 3 or 4 employees, it may reach an average of 17 employees just one or two years later. Eventually a successful startup can relocate entirely into Silicon Valley after having established business relationships during its incubation period.</p> <p></p>

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<p></p> <p>Blueseed's existence by itself will require new jobs around Half Moon Bay, California to support the supply chain for its 1000+ passengers. The venture will also hire a vessel crew, ferry operators, insurance agents, legal advisors and others to run the operation.</p> <p></p>

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<p></p> <p>A wildly successful startup incubated by Blueseed may create hundreds, thousands or tens of thousands of jobs in the U.S.</p> <p></p>

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<p></p> <p>The Blueseed vessel is expected to launch sometime in the third quarter of 2013. All aboard the "Googleplex of the Sea!"</p>

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