7 US startup visa options for international founders

The Next Web

Mikita Mikado is a software engineer and entrepreneur from Belarus, now based in San Francisco. He is the co-­founder and CEO of Quote Roller and PandaDoc. There is no other place like Silicon Valley, the tech Mecca of access to great talent, capital and countless prospective clients. For some founders, moving to the Valley is the only option to succeed. However, as we all know, immigrating to the US can be really tough.

Getting your startup visa: Seven tips on choosing the right immigration attorney

The Next Web

Mikita Mikado is a software engineer and entrepreneur from Belarus, now based in San Francisco. He is the co-­founder and CEO of Quote Roller and PandaDoc. While Congress is trying to decide on immigration reform, I’ve been through the excruciating, year-and-a-half-long process of getting a long-term US visa. I wasn’t looking to work for an American company. I was looking to build a company and create jobs on American soil.

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Best Companies For Magento Support

YoungUpstarts

Mobecls (Belarus). The advent of E-commerce opened up a lot of possibilities for everyone. People can now transact business, buy and sell goods and services, and share data anytime and anywhere. As long as they have the connectivity, people find it more convenient to do all these remotely. For this reason, the providers of these goods and services harnessed the latest technology to bring them to their users. One such technology is Magento.

The Importance of Software Development Services

YoungUpstarts

By resorting to an offshore software development service provided located anywhere in the world, companies make sure that the best and most professional programmers and IT experts will be attending to their needs – it could be a company such as Belitsoft of Belarus, Minsk, for example, and you can still access top quality programming talent.

What is a good site or Gmail extension for an angel investor to manage their startup deals?

Gust

Boy, do I wish there was a magical Gmail extension to let me manage my startup deals! Unfortunately, there isn’t (and since Google hasn’t fixed Gmail yet, if you’re actually a paying customer for Google Apps, instead of a free customer, you have strictly limited Gmail mail storage, and are not allowed to purchase more, at any price!) But I digress [harumph].

What is a good site or Gmail extension for an angel investor to manage their startup deals?

Gust

Boy, do I wish there was a magical Gmail extension to let me manage my startup deals! Unfortunately, there isn’t (and since Google hasn’t fixed Gmail yet, if you’re actually a paying customer for Google Apps, instead of a free customer, you have strictly limited Gmail mail storage, and are not allowed to purchase more, at any price!) But I digress [harumph].

Can Ireland Offer Startups Something Silicon Valley Can’t?

ReadWriteStart

Russia, Belarus, England, Greece and South Africa. In the past few years just about every country with a high-speed network and a national budget has hatched a “startup ecosystem.” From [link] to the Silicon Taiga , these programs offer entrepreneurs funding, infrastructure and support in an effort to lure a critical mass of promising young companies and spawn the next Silicon Valley. None has succeeded. The Dropboxes and Instagrams of the world still flock to the original Silicon Valley.

Is gust.com a difficult platform to replicate?

Gust

As we end 2012, Gust is the official, exclusive platform of virtually every national federation of business angels in the world including the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Scotland, France, Portugal, Spain, Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, India, even China, all in their native languages. The answer is no , yes , and it’s irrelevant.

200.000.000 mobile users, for starters – Q&A with Viber CEO Talmon Marco

The Next Web

The company is based in Cyprus with development centers in Belarus, Israel and China. Free mobile messaging and VoIP service provider Viber today made a slew of announcements , including reaching the milestone of 200 million users, the roll-out of Viber 3.0 on Android and iOS, and the launch of new apps for Windows and Mac desktop computers. We had a chat with Viber founder and CEO Talmon Marco to go beyond the facts in the press release and see how the company is faring.

Mobile 105

The Best Economy In History

Growthink Blog

back up the board where it is lagging in the World Bank ease of doing business rankings - #17 in starting a business (behind countries including Belarus, Rwanda, and Saudi Arabia!), #62 in paying taxes, and #20 in international trade. You would never believe it given the drumbeat of negativity that passes as business news these days, but last month U.S.

The increased cost of offshore development in India

BeyondVC

However, in the long run, given the competitiveness and cost increase of doing business in India, I am sure that many companies will increasingly look to other locales with strong talent and less competition like Belarus, Romania, Argentina, Russia, and China. In our weekly partner’s meeting yesterday, we ended up in a discussion about the progression of offshore development in a variety of portfolio companies.