Why Valencia is the Ultimate Hub for Entrepreneurs: Opportunities, Lifestyle, and Growth

Valencia is Spain’s third city by size, and arguably its most beautiful. But, says Ross Jenkins, it is number one in terms of opportunities and lifestyle for entrepreneurs, remote workers and digital nomads… 

Valencia, Spain, has taken the lead as a premier destination for entrepreneurs from around the globe. With its unique mix of opportunities, lifestyle and growth potential, Valencia is becoming a magnet for those looking to build and expand their businesses. In this article, we’ll explore why this vibrant city is an ideal hub for entrepreneurs. We’ll be diving into aspects such as cost of living, lifestyle, remote work, and coworking spaces.

A Strategic Location with Global Connectivity

Valencia’s beautiful location on the Mediterranean coast offers excellent connectivity to major European cities. The city has a modern international airport that is constantly growing at a record rate. And a high-speed rail network directly to Madrid. Making it an accessible and attractive option for entrepreneurs looking to establish connections across Europe and beyond. It is also well connected to the motorway network, with direct routes to Madrid and Barcelona, plus Alicante and the South.

Cost of Living: Affordable & Comfortable

One of the best reasons to choose Valencia is its affordable cost of living compared to other major European cities. Housing for instance is significantly more reasonable, allowing entrepreneurs to allocate more resources to their businesses. The cost of living in Valencia is about 35% lower than in cities like London or Paris, according to Numbeo, the cost of living index site. That said, recent years have seen a surge in rental and purchase prices post-pandemic. So if you are considering moving here, our advice would be sooner rather than later.

This affordability extends to other essentials such as food, transportation, and utilities, making it easier for entrepreneurs to maintain a comfortable lifestyle without breaking the bank.

An Entrepreneur’s Dream for Networking

Valencia has built a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem supported by a network of incubators, accelerators, and coworking spaces. The city is home to various startup events, conferences, and meetups, providing amazing opportunities for networking and collaboration. 

Coworking Spaces: A Hub for Innovation

The rise of coworking spaces in Valencia has significantly contributed to its entrepreneurial boom. Spaces like Vortex, Wayco, and Impact Hub offer more than just a desk and Wi-Fi. They provide a collaborative environment where entrepreneurs can share ideas, seek advice, and build partnerships. These spaces often host workshops, seminars, and networking events, fostering a sense of community among Valencia’s entrepreneurs.

Luxe coworking: Wayco, Ruzafa

One perk of working at a coworking space is that they allow you to network with other like-minded entrepreneurs which enhances brainstorming, enhances productivity and ultimately allows you to build a better product. 

I myself came from a Coworking in Valencia (Breakers Hub) as did another notable entrepreneur who built his roots in Valencia, Evan Fisher. 

Quality of Life: Valencia Life

Valencia is known for its high quality of life. The city combines a rich cultural heritage with modern amenities, offering something for everyone. From the historic roots of its old town to the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia seamlessly blends the old with the new.

The city’s culinary scene is another highlight, with an array of dining options ranging from traditional tapas bars to Michelin-starred restaurants.

Valencia’s beaches, such as Malvarrosa and Patacona, provide a perfect escape after a busy workday. The city also boasts extensive parks and green spaces, such as Turia Gardens, which offer a tranquil setting for relaxation and recreation, and the recent addition, the beautifully landscaped Parque Central. 

Urban beauty: Parque Central

Success Story: Ross Jenkins and DigitalME

Ross Jenkins, founder of DigitalME, is a prime example of how Valencia can be a catalyst for entrepreneurial success. After relocating to Valencia, Ross harnessed the city’s resources to grow his digital marketing agency. DigitalME specialises in email marketing, helping businesses optimise their email campaigns to achieve remarkable results.

Ross found Valencia’s coworking spaces invaluable for networking and collaboration. The city’s affordable living costs allowed him to reinvest savings into his business, fueling growth and innovation. Moreover, the high quality of life in Valencia enabled Ross to maintain a healthy work-life balance, boosting his productivity and creativity.


Ultimately if you’re planning to come to Valencia to be an Entrepreneur we’d highly recommend it, if that’s working on Upwork or if that’s developing the next SaaS business.

If you’re looking to take your email marketing to the next level, visit DigitalME for expert guidance and innovative solutions.
Ross Jenkins is an established businessman and entrepreneur based in Valencia Spain, featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur and Upwork; he is the founder and owner of DigitalME

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