|Myself and my cofounders are currently based in Dublin, Ireland, and we're in early stages at the moment.|
Our potential early investors and supporters are mostly based in New York City, and we're being asked if we would relocate there in order to continue on.
Now, this sounds utterly amazing to me, and myself and the team would love to head out there and give it a go, but I've got a few questions for my fellow hackers.
What's it like running a startup in NY? I've seen a few scattered posts that it's more cut-throat than SF, and that there isn't as much help and camaraderie available between startups. Is this true?
What kind of prices would we be looking at to get a small but decent office to start off in? The same goes for apartments. What websites are the best to find good rented property? In Ireland we have daft.ie, but there are a bunch of other shitty ones here and it's not obvious which is the best, so I assume the same is probably true in every other city.
Has anyone had any experience founding a startup as an immigrant? We'll be offered support in getting visas and such, but I'd like to hear any anecdotes about the process.
The interbutt is a big place, and there are lots of articles. It would be amazing if anyone who's seen any good posts about this could send a link along.