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Nov 15, 2016
Ten Tips for Canadians in Silicon Valley
What's better, cold emails or "lukewarm intros"? Should you put a suit on for Silicon Valley? Can you grow your business by staying in "hacker houses" instead of hotels, or use UberPool as a networking tool? And what, exactly, is the "Digital Moose Lounge"?
Rachel Craig, CEO and co-founder of MotionHall, answers these questions and others in a recent blog post on Medium. It's a helpful and entertaining piece, intended to give tips to Canadian startup founders and executives who are making their first (or fifth) trip to Silicon Valley. And of course, we've published our own Top Tips for Raising Capital.
So, what happens if you go down to the Valley (or New York, or Chicago or Miami) and succeed? How can your startup capitalize on these new connections and start building business in the United States - and when should you start thinking about setting up a U.S. branch office or incorporating a U.S. sister company? We answer some of these questions in our recent post about cross-border considerations and the "Delaware Straddle". Early penetration in the U.S. market can be a huge advantage for Canadian startups and early-stage companies - so take note of these helpful tips!