December 15, 2012 10:22 AM
If you’re a software startup, people assume you want to be in Silicon Valley, to be immersed in the hub of high tech; surrounded by other like-minded entrepreneurial spirits; and delighted by the normally mild California weather and scenic Pacific coastline.
But we haven’t, and there are multiple reasons why Canadian startups like us shouldn’t flee — this despite Waterloo’s average December low of minus five degrees Celsius.
The Canadian software startup community is experiencing a renaissance in technology innovation generated by companies such as FreshBooks, HootSuite, TribeHR, BufferBox, Shopify, and more. Growing at a fast rate, these and other Canadian startups are staying put. By doing so, they increase their own chance of business success and help further fuel the Canadian startup scene, and here are the big reasons why: