The Impact of Immigration Policy on America’s Startup Dominance

The Center for American Entrepreneurship has published a study on the rise of global startups and the decline of American dominance in startup and venture capital activity: http://www.startupsusa.org/global-startup-cities/ Citylab and The Mercury News explore the role America’s recent immigration policies have played in these changes: https://www.citylab.com/life/2018/10/america-losing-its-edge-startups/572323/ H-1B: As immigration furor roils Silicon Valley, Canada smooths way Read more about The Impact of Immigration Policy on America’s Startup Dominance[…]

Entrepreneurship in the National Interest: A Review of AAO National Interest Waiver Decisions under Matter of Dhanasar

Entrepreneurship in the National Interest: A Review of AAO National Interest Waiver Decisions under Matter of Dhanasar By David Wilks, Brooke Ireland, and Stephen Yale-Loehr** In December 2016, the Administrative Appeals Office (“AAO”) of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (“USCIS”) issued Matter of Dhanasar (“Dhanasar”),[1] a precedent decision issuing a new standard for National Read more about Entrepreneurship in the National Interest: A Review of AAO National Interest Waiver Decisions under Matter of Dhanasar[…]

The Fashion App Founder With a Pocket Full of Visas

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[…]

Immigrant entrepreneur Michelle Zatlyn, a cofounder of Cloudflare, at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2015. (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch)

A Guide for Future Immigrant Entrepreneurs

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[…]

Lawsuit Challenges Postponement of the International Entrepreneur Rule

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[…]

Why Are Immigrants More Entrepreneurial?

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?[…]

Whatever Trump Decides On DACA, These Young Immigrants Will Find A Way To Keep Innovating

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[…]