Montréal: The Land of Poutine, Quebecois Culture, and Startups
Montréal is such a historic, amazing city situated within the province of Quebec in Canada and it has always been joked about being "Europe without the jet-lag" for tourists in North America. This joke is actually true though if you've had the luxury of visiting the busy, bustling city yourself. The city holds so much history, fantastic architecture, dual-languages (French & English) amongst its citizens, great food, and a wide array of growing startups. Read on to learn how much we expect this industry to grow and how mindStart can help your startup expand and excel!
Startups: A Growing Industry in Montréal
Montréal has always been a city which embraces art, innovation, music, etc.. so it makes sense why the city would embrace such an economic stimulator as a startup scene to enhance the city's capability for growth, capacity, and evolution. There are so many reasons to love Montréal, but one of our favorite reasons is due to the fact they're such a welcoming city to startup cohorts, startup accelerators, and an overall desire for progress. This is the type of attitude and culture a city needs to succeed and Montréal possesses.
French & English Culture
We made a mention of how Montréal is "Europe without the jet-lag" and this holds true as there's an essence to the city which is indescribable until you've actually arrived. There's a French culture and an Anglo culture which mesh together to give you Quebecois culture. This allows an insight into a truly historic city and how it has risen to be the metropolis it is today. All of this culture: the food, the architecture, the music, the museums, the nature, the lifestyle, etc...; can all be taken in throughout your time in the city and will allow to see what we're talking about.
Investor to Startup Ratio
In Montréal, there's a great ratio of investors to startups. There are currently 2,188 investors and 1,720 startups. This ratio allows the startups to have the upper-hand as there are simply more investors to choose from. This produces a scenario which helps startups have greater flexibility to pick and choose who they want to accept investments from. Overall, if you're a startup yourself in Montréal, you'll be glad to be in such an environment.
A Canadian Hub
Montréal has long been a hub in Canada. They've set the stage for the official dish of Canada; poutine. They've long been a culture, music and arts hub for decades with everything from famous museums to comedy festivals to jazz festivals. There's a lot to enjoy in this great city and we can see why so many want to form a startup in Montréal.
How mindStart Can Help
With mindStart, you can expect only the best outsourced customer service, based in the US, and always willing to go above and beyond for your customers and your startup. If you'd like to learn more about how we at mindStart can help your startup grow with our excellent, outsourced customer service; contact us and we'll be happy to respond as soon as possible. Looking forward to hearing from you soon!