You can say that Silicon Valley is where startup dreams come true and more Canadians are heading south to find out. But did you know that the Mile End is the startup hub of Montreal? Not only is this neighbourhood located in a city often referred to as the Cultural Capital of Canada, but its small community provides the opportunity to build, create, and interact with a tight-knit network, as opposed to feeling like another drop in the bucket! Notable startups that have established themselves here include Frank & Oak, Breather, BonLook, Transit App, Plot.ly and Provender among others.
Want to work as a developer here in Montreal? Busbud is hiring!
Montreal embodies a European joie de vivre mixed with the hustle and bustle of city life found in large metropolises like New York City. With an eco-friendly ethos, a lively art scene, and a multitude of international restaurants, breaking the 9 to 5 grind during your morning commute is easy – especially in the Mile End. Here at Busbud, 85% of employees either walk, bike, skate, or take public transportation to work.
Need more convincing? Canadians looking to move south of the border will definitely miss: Poutine, smoked meat, bagels, hockey season, the magic winter brings to the city, its bilingualism, and multiculturalism.
Montreal vs. Silicon Valley
Here is our infographic outlining the daily perks of being a dev in Montreal versus San Francisco’s Silicon Valley. Click here to view full size.
Illustrations by: Caroline Lavergne