I'm a Canadian citizen with engineering degrees and I want to start a company in the US. I want to be able to raise money for the company while developing the product and being paid a small salary (as the CTO). The E-2 visa is not an option for me.
If I am the owner (or a co-owner) of the company, would I be able to hire myself as an engineer so that I could legally work for the company and live in the US? If not, then I don't see how I can start the company in the US while actively growing the company.