Babson becomes first private college to host GEIR program

2016 Babson College GEIR program

Babson College in Massachusetts is now the first private college to host a Global Entrepreneurs In Residence (GEIR) program. GEIR programs help provide legal status to qualifying foreign national entrepreneurs by sponsoring them for cap-exempt H-1B visas at institutions of higher learning.

Babson’s pilot effort this year will host up to 10 GEIRs who want to accelerate their companies and qualify for a cap-exempt H-1B visa. Entrepreneurs with viable startups who are currently starting or about to start the Optional Practical Training (OPT) period of their F-1 visa and want to apply for the H-1B visa next spring are encouraged to apply now.

For more information about this new GEIR program,  visit Babson’s website.