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5 Options for Indian Startup Entrepreneurs to Go Global

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There are two quotes from Steve Jobs which have essentially changed my worldview towards entrepreneurship:

Quote 1:

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

Quote 2:

“Why join the navy if you can be a pirate?”

These lines pretty much sums up the role of an entrepreneur to the society in general.

There are several advantages of entrepreneurship, and one of the most important is that, it stimulates a country’s economy and creates jobs. It creates solutions and it creates wealth.

Entrepreneurship in India is booming, and every year more start-ups are launching compared to previous year. Start-ups are being noticed by mainstream media and dynamic communities of creative and daring entrepreneurs are being formed with an aim to create more start-ups and more entrepreneurs.

One of the most important qualities of an entrepreneur is his ability to view those things, which non-entrepreneur cannot see. The 360 degree view of a problem is what makes these entrepreneurs a rare breed. They are stubborn and always challenging the status-quo. Normal and boring is history for them.

I know several entrepreneurs who wish to expand their horizon and wish to create magic globally, without any man-made boundaries.

This post is dedicated to all those entrepreneurs, who have a dream of establishing a global presence of their ideas and plans.

So, here are 6 powerful options for a daring Entrepreneur; Presenting before you start-up visa program from 6 different developed countries:

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Startup Visa America: http://startupvisa.com/.

Initiated by the US Government, Startup Visa Act 2011 aims to create a favourable environment for overseas entrepreneurs to establish their venture inside US. In short, this visa program has been created to provide visa for the ‘job creators’. For those who are aiming for the Great American Dream, this is the mojo you needed!

Startup Visa Canada: http://startupvisa.ca/

Startup visa Canada has created quite a buzz recently, as it has been designed to directly compete with the US Startup Visa program. Canada has always been a spectator when it comes to innovation and entrepreneurship compared to US where the real action is. But this time, Canada has some other plans. You can find your eligibility here.

Startup Visa United Kingdom http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/visiting/entrepreneur/

UK was one of the first countries to openly declare a separate visa program for entrepreneurs and start-ups. Started in the year 2011, entrepreneur visa program in UK has attracted several thousands of applicants from all over the world. Techcrunch hailed this decision, and even proclaimed that UK has beaten USA in the start-up visa game. Here is the official page from UK Border Agency regarding the requirements for this unique visa program.

Startup Visa Australia: http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/business/

Among all the countries listed here, Australia is the most dynamic and vibrant country, which is the new hotbed of innovations and creations. The Australian economy has grown positive in the last 21 years, and there are more than 2 million small business owners in this country; which makes it as one of the best destinations for entrepreneurship.

Startup Visa Ireland: https://bitly.com/ZDGtmq

Ireland has experienced some turbulent economic times in the last few years. The country’s overall GDP has decreased and it is a time of recession over there. But the situation is improving bit by bit, and the government has come out in full support for the ‘job creators’ to help them revive the economy.

Startups are being created and people are optimistic. Even in such low-growth phase, per capita income of an Ireland citizen is around $48,000 or Rs 24 Lakh which makes it as one of the favourite destinations for creating a new venture.

Bonus: Startup Visa Chile http://startupchile.org/

Chilean government must be admired for thinking ahead and launching a unique startup visa program wherein, they are paying $40,000 to every startup which has been accepted into this program. Besides this ‘seed funding’, Chilean government is also providing accommodation space, office space with workstations!

The world is suddenly a friendlier place, just because of these unique and encouraging startup programs. Which country are you targeting?

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  1. Tamil Arasu says

    Simple and well written collection of information for startup founders.

  2. Gourav Jain says

    Salute to you Dude. I am tired of being an entrepreneur in India. Seems that the other part of the world is there to welcome people like me with more opportunities and a better environment.

    Keep writing like this Dada :)

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