vik_c - 3:34 am on Sep 13, 2012 (gmt 0)
Canada is planning to introduce a start-up visa later this year which will help entrepreneurs immigrate to Canada and help local VCs invest in startups although it is unclear now whether startups which don't want venture capital will be let in. UK has a similar program that lets you in if you invest GBP 200,000 or get a VC to invest GBP 50,000 (or higher of course). The US is already working on one but there have been reservations about the rigid requirement of U.S. 'STEM' graduate degrees. Chile has a startup visa. So does Ireland.
What should be the eligibility criteria in terms of investment and job creation?
What sort of infrastructure do you expect? What are the benefits and incentives you think these countries should provide to startups?
Which are the countries and cities that you would be excited about moving to for your startup?
Is there anything specific that you would look for in a startup visa to motivate you to move to a different country?