SCOTT ROSENBERG BACKCHANNEL 11.22.17 The immigrant entrepreneur’s road to Silicon Valley is paved with visas. And every one tells a tale. In the case of Purva Gupta, who is now the 29-year-old founder of Lily, a Palo Alto-based startup that’s building an AI-driven fashion app, the precious US government documents weave a kind of personal epic. In Read more about The Fashion App Founder With a Pocket Full of Visas[…]
Stuart Anderson, CONTRIBUTOR After the Trump administration announced it would rescind the International Entrepreneur rule, it left one less option for foreign nationals who wish to start a business in the United States. Although a judge has rebuked the administration for delaying the entrepreneur rule – ironically at the same time the White House sent out a press release announcing Read more about A Guide for Future Immigrant Entrepreneurs[…]
Entrepreneurs, start-up companies and a trade association joined together to oppose the postponement of the International Entrepreneur Rule (IER). This rule, with an effective date of July 17, 2017, would have permitted foreign entrepreneurs to travel to or stay in the United States to grow new businesses. Less than a week before the IER was Read more about Lawsuit Challenges Postponement of the International Entrepreneur Rule[…]
What do Arianna Huffington (Huffington Post), Dietrich Mateschitz (Red Bull), Elon Musk (Tesla, SpaceX), and Sergey Brin (Google) have in common? Apart from their success as entrepreneurs, they all share one distinct characteristic: extensive cross-cultural experience. Huffington grew up in Athens and studied in London before starting her career as a politician and media entrepreneur. Mateschitz Read more about Why Are Immigrants More Entrepreneurial?[…]
One year ago, Alvaro Morales quit his office job to start something that had never existed before: a creative project that reunites immigrants with their homeland and distant family via virtual reality. Morales works with co-founder Frisly Soberanis to record 360-degree videos in countries like Guatemala and El Salvador, then deliver virtual postcards to people Read more about Whatever Trump Decides On DACA, These Young Immigrants Will Find A Way To Keep Innovating[…]
Bringing Your Business to the United States through the New Office L-1 by: David J. Wilks Starting a business in the United States can be difficult for a foreign national. While a business establishment may be simple, U.S. work authorization may be more difficult to attain. The L-1 Intracompany Transfer visa can provide a path towards Read more about Bringing Your Business to the United States through the New Office L-1[…]
This infographic was sourced from a blog post by Bobby Franklin of the National Venture Capital Association. It helps delineate the huge role that immigrants play in US entrepreneurship and startups.