Thinking about moving out. Would it be the right decision?

It’s been two years since I got back to Madrid from Luxembourg, where I worked for Amazon. Before that, I spent the summer in the US, and I miss the feeling of being challenged again. After spending so long in Madrid, I’m considering moving to Berlin or another entrepreneur-focused city, and I wanted to hear your thoughts!

Why do I want to move?

Madrid is my hometown. I was born here and I LOVE it! However, I don’t feel it’s a place that at this point will expose me to new experiences that will challenge me 10x. I have all I want here really, and everything is easy for me in Madrid. So yeah, I feel I’m stuck in my comfort zone.

I have all I want here really, and everything is easy for me in Madrid. So yeah, I feel I’m stuck in my comfort zone

I also want to go all-in with the startup world and connect with entrepreneurs and with new opportunities. We do have amazing startups in Madrid that I love and respect like Cabify, Movo, OnTruck, Lana, Housell, Frontity, etc, but I feel that a city like Berlin is more connected to international venture capitals, with exciting new startups coming up every week, and a more international ecosystem of people.

What do I value most in my life right now?

  • Meeting people that are different to me.
  • Independence and uncertainty.
  • Finding co-founders. I’m building new products and ideas, and I know I can be a solo founder. But I think building a company is more fun if you find the right people. So I want to find my better half.

Why am I asking myself if it is the right decision?

It’s not easy to say no to a comfortable life, right? :) I guess big changes come with bigger questions. So I tend to be cautious over this kind of changes, and want to feel confident about it, which is damn cause nothing is certain. But I also wanted to open up with you, my friends and contacts, and see what your thoughts are.

Which other cities do you recommend?

I think Berlin is an exciting place, with a very open minded people and exciting startup opportunities, but I also want to keep my eyes open. I love the United States, as well as Asia, and I’ve heard places like Singapore are also amazing for startups.

Feel free to send me your ideas on Twitter or by email info@jorgeferreiro.com

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I'm Jorge Ferreiro and I've launched more than four side products and worked in tech companies like Amazon and Eventbrite.
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