Nolan Bushnell recently praised the business incentives offered by the Canary Islands
Nolan Bushnell recently praised the business incentives offered by the Canary Islands

Video game pioneer Nolan Bushnell said recently that he would start a company in the Canary Islands rather than Silicon Valley because of the tax advantages and support given to start-ups.

Bushnell said that Silicon Valley investors focus on companies that are already making millions of dollars but that the high-tech hub doesn’t support small companies, He was impressed by the support offered to entrepreneurs in the Canaries, and the tax incentives on offer to people starting a company in the Canaries.

Click here to read about the tax advantages of starting a Gran Canaria or Canary Islands company.

Bushnell, speaking at the Tenerife Startup Party where he was a jury member, also said that the next Steve Jobs could well be living in the Canary Islands and revealed that he turned down a 25% stake in Apple Computers.