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The Startup Visa Podcast

US immigration laws are one of the biggest challenges for startups trying to enter the US market. This podcast is about US immigration issues for startup founders and international entrepreneurs. US-based startups/employers struggle to hire talented minds who often need work visas. International entrepreneurs and founders need to navigate the US immigration maze to understand how to enter the US market legally. Tahmina Watson, author of the book The Startup Visa (2nd edition) and a Business Insider listed top immigration lawyer for startups has been working in this field since 2006. She has been a staunch advocate for a Startup Visa in the US and worked closely with the Obama administration on the International Entrepreneur Parole program. Follow her on LinkedIn to see all her work on startup visa issues and immigration in general. If you have questions, you can send questions from her website at www.watsonimmigrationlaw.com

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Show #5 Sridhar Katta, CEO and Founder, TruVs.com
Thank you for tuning in to The Startup Visa Podcast. In this episode, I am honored to speak with Sridhar Katta, CEO and Founder of TruVs.com. TruVs Inc, is a modern business and technology consulting company. They help their customers modernize their business operations using world class business processes and cutting edge technologies. Hear Sridhar share about his immigrant entrepreneur experience and why he believes we need a #startupvisa!  The Startup Visa Podcast is a podcast on US immigration for startups, investors, and entrepreneurs. This podcast coincides with the launch of the 2nd Edition of my book, The Startup Visa which is now available for order here!The inaugural season is sponsored by Masterplans. With more than 20 years’ experience and over 18,000 business plans under their belt, they deliver best-in-class research, financial modeling, and strategic direction--allowing you to do what you do best. Check out Masterplans at masterplans.com or call their team at 877-453-2011.Check out our immigration legal services for those in the startup ecosystem by visiting us at watsonimmigrationlaw.com. It is our pleasure to serve international entrepreneurs, founders, business owners, and top global talent.The inaugural season of the Startup Visa podcast is produced and edited by Cambria Judd Babbitt; music by Gvidon titled “Success Starts With a Dream”, and Tokyo Music Walker titled “Way Home”;  and collaboration with TJ Productions.Be sure to follow me on my Amazon Author page, my author website www.tahminawatson.com as well as my usual blog at www.watsonimmigrationlaw.com.Find us on social media:LinkedIn - Watson Immigration Law and Tahmina WatsonTwitter - @TahminaTalksInstagram - @TahminaTalksFacebook - Watson Immigration LawFind us at watsonimmigrationlaw.comFind us at watsonimmigrationlaw.com
27:40 3/29/22
Show #4 Marko Issever, CEO and Founder, America EB5 Visa
Thank you for tuning in to The Startup Visa Podcast. In this episode, I am honored to speak with Marko Issever, CEO and Founder of America EB5 Visa. America EB-5 Visa aims to connect international investors aiming to immigrate to the United States while making a meaningful financial contribution in the form of an investment, typically on a real estate project with seekers of these investments. The Startup Visa Podcast is a podcast on US immigration for startups, investors, and entrepreneurs. This podcast coincides with the launch of the 2nd Edition of my book, The Startup Visa which is now available for order here!The inaugural season is sponsored by Masterplans. With more than 20 years’ experience and over 18,000 business plans under their belt, they deliver best-in-class research, financial modeling, and strategic direction--allowing you to do what you do best. Check out Masterplans at masterplans.com or call their team at 877-453-2011.Check out our immigration legal services for those in the startup ecosystem by visiting us at watsonimmigrationlaw.com. It is our pleasure to serve international entrepreneurs, founders, business owners, and top global talent.The inaugural season of the Startup Visa podcast is produced and edited by Cambria Judd Babbitt; music by Gvidon titled “Success Starts With a Dream”, and Tokyo Music Walker titled “Way Home”;  and collaboration with TJ Productions.Be sure to follow me on my Amazon Author page, my author website www.tahminawatson.com as well as my usual blog at www.watsonimmigrationlaw.com.Find us on social media:LinkedIn - Watson Immigration Law and Tahmina WatsonTwitter - @TahminaTalksInstagram - @TahminaTalksFacebook - Watson Immigration LawFind us at watsonimmigrationlaw.com
44:31 3/22/22
Show #3 Gavin Johnson, Attorney, Immix Law
Thank you for tuning in to The Startup Visa Podcast. In this episode, I am honored to speak with Gavin Johnson, Attorney at Immix Law. As both an entrepreneur and business attorney with an active presence within the Washington State startup scene, Gavin assists clients from early concept stage to clients navigating complex mergers and acquisitions. With his legal and business experience, Gavin focuses on protecting and empowering his clients across an array of industries.The Startup Visa Podcast is a podcast on US immigration for startups, investors, and entrepreneurs. This podcast coincides with the launch of the 2nd Edition of my book, The Startup Visa which is now available for order here!The inaugural season is sponsored by Masterplans. With more than 20 years’ experience and over 18,000 business plans under their belt, they deliver best-in-class research, financial modeling, and strategic direction--allowing you to do what you do best. Check out Masterplans at masterplans.com or call their team at 877-453-2011.Check out our immigration legal services for those in the startup ecosystem by visiting us at watsonimmigrationlaw.com. It is our pleasure to serve international entrepreneurs, founders, business owners, and top global talent. The inaugural season of the Startup Visa podcast is produced and edited by Cambria Judd Babbitt; music by Gvidon titled “Success Starts With a Dream”, and Tokyo Music Walker titled “Way Home”;  and collaboration with TJ Productions. Be sure to follow me on my Amazon Author page, my author website www.tahminawatson.com as well as my usual blog at www.watsonimmigrationlaw.com.Find us on social media:LinkedIn - Watson Immigration Law and Tahmina WatsonTwitter - @TahminaTalksInstagram - @TahminaTalksFacebook - Watson Immigration LawFind us at watsonimmigrationlaw.com
31:51 3/15/22
Show #2 Jeremy L. Neufeld, Senior Immigration Fellow, Institute for Progress
Thank you for tuning in to The Startup Visa Podcast (all episodes linked here). In this episode, I am honored to speak with Jeremy L. Neufeld, Senior Immigration Fellow at Institute for Progress. Previously, he was an immigration policy analyst at the Niskanen Center. His work has been cited in numerous outlets including the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and MSNBC. He graduated with a B.S. in economics from the University of Maryland, College Park and is currently an economics Ph.D. student at George Mason University.The Startup Visa Podcast is a podcast on US immigration for startups, investors, and entrepreneurs. This podcast coincides with the launch of the 2nd Edition of my book, The Startup Visa which is now available for order here!The inaugural season is sponsored by Masterplans. With more than 20 years’ experience and over 18,000 business plans under their belt, they deliver best-in-class research, financial modeling, and strategic direction--allowing you to do what you do best. Check out Masterplans at masterplans.com or call their team at 877-453-2011.Check out our immigration legal services for those in the startup ecosystem by visiting us at watsonimmigrationlaw.com. It is our pleasure to serve international entrepreneurs, founders, business owners, and top global talent. The inaugural season of the Startup Visa podcast is produced and edited by Cambria Judd Babbitt; music by Gvidon titled “Success Starts With a Dream”, and Tokyo Music Walker titled “Way Home”;  and collaboration with TJ Productions. Be sure to follow me on my Amazon Author page, my author website www.tahminawatson.com as well as my usual blog at www.watsonimmigrationlaw.com.Find us on social media:LinkedIn - Watson Immigration Law and Tahmina WatsonTwitter - @TahminaTalksInstagram - @TahminaTalksFacebook - Watson Immigration LawFind us at watsonimmigrationlaw.com
24:22 3/8/22
Show #1 William Dean, VP of Immigration, Masterplans
Thank you for tuning in to The Startup Visa Podcast. In this episode, I am honored to speak with William Dean, VP of Immigration at Masterplans. William has frequently been a featured panelist at the EB-5 Investors Conference, having spoken on direct investment, business visa options, and franchising. He is also a contributing author to the magazine, writing about job calculations for EB-5 petitioners and the hurdles of the L-1 visa platform.The Startup Visa Podcast is a podcast on US immigration for startups, investors, and entrepreneurs. This podcast coincides with the launch of the 2nd Edition of my book, The Startup Visa  which is now available for order here!The inaugural season is sponsored by Masterplans. With more than 20 years’ experience and over 18,000 business plans under their belt, they deliver best-in-class research, financial modeling, and strategic direction--allowing you to do what you do best. Check out Masterplans at masterplans.com or call their team at 877-453-2011.Check out our immigration legal services for those in the startup ecosystem by visiting us at watsonimmigrationlaw.com. It is our pleasure to serve international entrepreneurs, founders, business owners, and top global talent. The inaugural season of the Startup Visa podcast is produced and edited by Cambria Judd Babbitt; music by Gvidon titled “Success Starts With a Dream”, and Tokyo Music Walker titled “Way Home”;  and collaboration with TJ Productions. Be sure to follow me on my Amazon Author page, my author website www.tahminawatson.com as well as my usual blog at www.watsonimmigrationlaw.com.Find us on social media:LinkedIn - Watson Immigration Law and Tahmina WatsonTwitter - @TahminaTalksInstagram - @TahminaTalksFacebook - Watson Immigration LawFind us at watsonimmigrationlaw.com
31:57 3/1/22
Jordan Lawrence, Business Development Associate at Houston EB-5
Thank you for tuning in to The Startup Visa Podcast. Today I have the honor of speaking with Jordan Lawrence, Business Development Associate as Houston EB-5. Developing new relationships with partners in the immigration investment industry is at the heart of what Jordan Lawrence does. Cultivating a network that spans attorneys, wealth managers, international realtors, private bankers and more, Mr. Lawrence is tasked with helping promote awareness of immigration solutions. Check out Houston EB-5 at their website linked here.The Startup Visa Podcast is a podcast on US immigration for startups, investors, and entrepreneurs. This podcast coincides with the launch of the 2nd Edition of my book, The Startup Visa  which is now available for order here!The Startup Visa series is produced and edited by Cambria Judd Babbitt. Be sure to follow me on my Amazon Author page, my author website www.tahminawatson.com as well as my usual blog at www.watsonimmigrationlaw.com.Find us on social media:LinkedIn - Watson Immigration Law and Tahmina WatsonTwitter - @TahminaTalksInstagram - @TahminaTalksFacebook - Watson Immigration LawFind us at watsonimmigrationlaw.com
39:16 2/2/22
Why We Must Recapture Unused Visas with Shashi Vijay, Ravi Bulusu and Venkatram Reddy Ravi
Thank you for tuning in to The Startup Visa Podcast. In this episode, I am honored to speak with Shashi Vijay, Principal Attorney at VJ Law Firm, and friends Ravi Bulusu and Venkatram Reddy Ravi. Shashi founded VJ Law Firm in Fall 2010 with a simple vision: Provide fast, affordable legal services to individuals, families and small-businesses in the Seattle Eastside. She is also the founding member of Washington State Bar Association's Low Bono section and offer probono services to local non-profits through Wayfind, and serve the needs of low-income clients by volunteering at various Eastside neighborhood clinics. She also assisted homeowners in protecting their homes by volunteering at the Northwest Justice Project's and Washington State Bar Association's Home Foreclosure Legal Aid program. Shashi, Ravi, and Venkatram speak about their immigration experiences in the episode and their advocacy for immigrants in similar situations to their own. They discuss the reality of immigration backlogs and need for recapturing unused visas. Related Articles:Tahmina Watson, "Proposed New Immigration Measure Will Benefit the Economy", Above the Law, November 23, 2021. 2014 article by Tahmina Watson, "An easy fix for Obama to ease immigration backlog" advocating for visa recaptureTahmina  moderating this Niskanen Center Webinar – Stop the Incinerator: The high cost of green card slots going unused and the benefits of recapturing them discussing recapture of unused green cardsThe Startup Visa Podcast is a podcast on US immigration for startups, investors, and entrepreneurs. This podcast coincides with the launch of the 2nd Edition of my book, The Startup Visa  which is now available for order here!Check out our immigration legal services for those in the startup ecosystem by visiting us at watsonimmigrationlaw.com. It is our pleasure to serve international entrepreneurs, founders, business owners, and top global talent. The Startup Visa series is produced and edited by Cambria Judd Babbitt. Be sure to follow me on my Amazon Author page, my author website www.tahminawatson.com as well as my usual blog at www.watsonimmigrationlaw.com.Find us on social media:LinkedIn - Watson Immigration Law and Tahmina WatsonTwitter - @TahminaTalksInstagram - @TahminaTalksFacebook - Watson Immigration LawFind us at watsonimmigrationlaw.com
54:44 2/2/22
Jennifer Weinhart, Policy Manager, Engine
In this episode, I interview Jennifer Weinhart, Policy Manager at Engine. Engine supports the growth of technology entrepreneurship through economic research, policy analysis, and advocacy on local and national issues. It is the voice of startups in government. Hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed interviewing her!The Startup Visa Series is a series of interviews of thought leaders on startups, entrepreneurship, and immigration from around the world. Hear more about why they argue for the need for a startup visa. Guests include startup founders, venture capitalists, investors, policymakers and others. This interview series coincides with the launch of the 2nd Edition of my book, The Startup Visa which is now available for order here!The Startup Visa series is produced and edited by Cambria Judd Babbitt. Be sure to follow me on my Amazon Author page, my author website www.tahminawatson.com as well as my usual blog at www.watsonimmigrationlaw.com.Find us on social media:LinkedIn - Watson Immigration Law and Tahmina WatsonTwitter - @TahminaTalksInstagram - @TahminaTalksFacebook - Watson Immigration LawSpecial thanks to our series sponsor, Joorney Business Plans for making these episodes possible. Learn more about their services here https://www.joorney.com/ Find us at watsonimmigrationlaw.com
22:46 12/28/21
Startup Visa Series - Danish Soomro, Founder and CEO, visadb.io
In this episode of the Startup Visa Series, I speak with Danish Soomro, Founder of visadb.io, the first internet visa database. visadb.io is passionate about making travel, work and living abroad easy for the seven billion people around the globe by offering online access to professional and legal help. They also offer free visa information, relocation planning tools and talent migration data visualizations for individuals and businesses. They are a team of digital nomads, children of immigrants and global citizens. Hope you enjoy listening to this interview as much as I enjoyed interviewing him!The Startup Visa Series is a series of interviews of thought leaders on startups, entrepreneurship, and immigration from around the world. Hear more about why they argue for the need for a startup visa. Guests include startup founders, venture capitalists, investors, policymakers and others. This interview series coincides with the launch of the 2nd Edition of my book, The Startup Visa which is now available for order here!The Startup Visa series is produced and edited by Cambria Judd Babbitt. Be sure to follow me on my Amazon Author page, my author website www.tahminawatson.com as well as my usual blog at www.watsonimmigrationlaw.com.Find us on social media:LinkedIn - Watson Immigration Law and Tahmina WatsonTwitter - @TahminaTalksInstagram - @TahminaTalksFacebook - Watson Immigration LawSpecial thanks to our series sponsor, Joorney Business Plans for making these episodes possible. Learn more about their services here https://www.joorney.com/Find us at watsonimmigrationlaw.com
32:59 12/28/21
Startup Visa Series - Jason Wiens, Policy Director, Kauffman Foundation
In this episode of the Startup Visa Series, I speak with Jason Wiens, Policy Director at the Kauffman Foundation. He oversees a national grant portfolio of advocacy projects that educate policymakers about how government can support entrepreneurship and directs the Kauffman-led Start Us Up coalition. His views on entrepreneurship policy have been published in The Wall Street Journal, Roll Call, The Hill, Washington Monthly, and VentureBeat. Before joining the Kauffman Foundation, Wiens spent 10 years on Capitol Hill, where he led bipartisan efforts on entrepreneurship, immigration, and economic mobility in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. Hope you enjoy listening to this interview as much as I enjoyed interviewing him!The Startup Visa Series is a series of interviews of thought leaders on startups, entrepreneurship, and immigration from around the world. Hear more about why they argue for the need for a startup visa. Guests include startup founders, venture capitalists, investors, policymakers and others. This interview series coincides with the launch of the 2nd Edition of my book, The Startup Visa which is now available for order here!The Startup Visa series is produced and edited by Cambria Judd Babbitt. Be sure to follow me on my Amazon Author page, my author website www.tahminawatson.com as well as my usual blog at www.watsonimmigrationlaw.com.Find us on social media:LinkedIn - Watson Immigration Law and Tahmina WatsonTwitter - @TahminaTalksInstagram - @TahminaTalksFacebook - Watson Immigration LawSpecial thanks to our series sponsor, Joorney Business Plans for making these episodes possible. Learn more about their services here https://www.joorney.com/Find us at watsonimmigrationlaw.com
39:45 12/28/21
Startup Visa Series - Valentina Primo, Founder, Startups Without Borders
In this episode of the Startup Visa Series, I speak with Valentina Primo. The founder of Startups Without Borders, Valentina is a journalist with a Master's in Peace Studies, Human Rights, and EU policies. Startups Without Borders connects the most ambitious refugee and migrant entrepreneurs with resources to grow their business while providing investors with an entry point to under-the-radar startups with disruptive potential. Hope you enjoy listening to this interview as much as I enjoyed interviewing her!The Startup Visa Series is a series of interviews of thought leaders on startups, entrepreneurship, and immigration from around the world. Hear more about why they argue for the need for a startup visa. Guests include startup founders, venture capitalists, investors, policymakers and others. This interview series coincides with the launch of the 2nd Edition of my book, The Startup Visa which is now available for order here!The Startup Visa series is produced and edited by Cambria Judd Babbitt. Be sure to follow me on my Amazon Author page, my author website www.tahminawatson.com as well as my usual blog at www.watsonimmigrationlaw.com.Find us on social media:LinkedIn - Watson Immigration Law and Tahmina WatsonTwitter - @TahminaTalksInstagram - @TahminaTalksFacebook - Watson Immigration LawSpecial thanks to our series sponsor, Joorney Business Plans for making these episodes possible. Learn more about their services here https://www.joorney.com/ Find us at watsonimmigrationlaw.com
42:15 12/28/21
Startup Visa Series - Nina Roberts, Journalist, The Xeno Files Project
In this episode of the Startup Visa Series, I speak with Nina Roberts. Nina Roberts is a New York City-based journalist and photographer covering business through the lens of culture and immigration. Her stories chronicle how businesses, especially immigrant-owned, are changing cultures and economies. Her stories have been published in The New York Times, Grub Street, and Marketplace, among other outlets, along with her photos.  Hope you enjoy listening to this interview as much as I enjoyed interviewing her!The Startup Visa Series is a series of interviews of thought leaders on startups, entrepreneurship, and immigration from around the world. Hear more about why they argue for the need for a startup visa. Guests include startup founders, venture capitalists, investors, policymakers and others. This interview series coincides with the launch of the 2nd Edition of my book, The Startup Visa which is now available for order here!The Startup Visa series is produced and edited by Cambria Judd Babbitt. Be sure to follow me on my Amazon Author page, my author website www.tahminawatson.com as well as my usual blog at www.watsonimmigrationlaw.com.Find us on social media:LinkedIn - Watson Immigration Law and Tahmina WatsonTwitter - @TahminaTalksInstagram - @TahminaTalksFacebook - Watson Immigration LawSpecial thanks to our series sponsor, Joorney Business Plans for making these episodes possible. Learn more about their services here https://www.joorney.com/ Find us at watsonimmigrationlaw.com
40:55 12/28/21
Startup Visa Series - Troy Vosseller, Co-Founder, Gener8tor
In this episode of the Startup Visa Series, I speak with Troy Vosseller. Troy is the Co-Founder of gener8tor. Gener8tor is a turnkey platform for the creative economy that connects startup founders, musicians, artists, investors, universities, and corporations. The gener8tor platform includes pre-accelerators, accelerators, corporate programming, conferences, and fellowships. Hope you enjoy listening to this interview as much as I enjoyed interviewing him!The Startup Visa Series is a series of interviews of thought leaders on startups, entrepreneurship, and immigration from around the world. Hear more about why they argue for the need for a startup visa. Guests include startup founders, venture capitalists, investors, policymakers and others. This interview series coincides with the launch of the 2nd Edition of my book, The Startup Visa which is now available for order here!The Startup Visa series is produced and edited by Cambria Judd Babbitt. Be sure to follow me on my Amazon Author page, my author website www.tahminawatson.com as well as my usual blog at www.watsonimmigrationlaw.com.Find us on social media:LinkedIn - Watson Immigration Law and Tahmina WatsonTwitter - @TahminaTalksInstagram - @TahminaTalksFacebook - Watson Immigration LawSpecial thanks to our series sponsor, Joorney Business Plans for making these episodes possible. Learn more about their services here https://www.joorney.com/ Find us at watsonimmigrationlaw.com
30:59 12/28/21
Startup Visa Series - Michael Schutzler, CEO, Washington Technology Industry Association
In this episode of the Startup Visa Series, I speak with Michael Schutzler. Michael is the CEO of the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA), a co-op of 1,000 technology companies working together to build a strong technology sector in a thriving community. They are the unifying voice of the tech industry in WA state. Hope you enjoy listening to this interview as much as I enjoyed interviewing him!The Startup Visa Series is a series of interviews of thought leaders on startups, entrepreneurship, and immigration from around the world. Hear more about why they argue for the need for a startup visa. Guests include startup founders, venture capitalists, investors, policymakers and others. This interview series coincides with the launch of the 2nd Edition of my book, The Startup Visa which is now available for order here!The Startup Visa series is produced and edited by Cambria Judd Babbitt. Be sure to follow me on my Amazon Author page, my author website www.tahminawatson.com as well as my usual blog at www.watsonimmigrationlaw.com.Find us on social media:LinkedIn - Watson Immigration Law and Tahmina WatsonTwitter - @TahminaTalksInstagram - @TahminaTalksFacebook - Watson Immigration LawSpecial thanks to our series sponsor, Joorney Business Plans for making these episodes possible. Learn more about their services here https://www.joorney.com/ Find us at watsonimmigrationlaw.com
27:12 12/28/21
Startup Visa Series - John Dearie, Founder and President, Center for American Entrepreneurship
In this episode of the Startup Visa Series, I speak with John Dearie. John Dearie is the founder and President of the Center for American Entrepreneurship. He is the former Acting CEO of the Financial Services Forum, a financial and economic policy organization comprised of the chief executive officers of the largest financial institutions with operations in the United States. I hope you enjoy listening to this interview as much as I enjoyed interviewing him!The Startup Visa Series is a series of interviews of thought leaders on startups, entrepreneurship, and immigration from around the world. Hear more about why they argue for the need for a startup visa. Guests include startup founders, venture capitalists, investors, policymakers and others. This interview series coincides with the launch of the 2nd Edition of my book, The Startup Visa which is now available for order here!The Startup Visa series is produced and edited by Cambria Judd Babbitt. Be sure to follow me on my Amazon Author page, my author website www.tahminawatson.com as well as my usual blog at www.watsonimmigrationlaw.com.Find us on social media:LinkedIn - Watson Immigration Law and Tahmina WatsonTwitter - @TahminaTalksInstagram - @TahminaTalksFacebook - Watson Immigration LawSpecial thanks to our series sponsor, Joorney Business Plans for making these episodes possible. Learn more about their services here https://www.joorney.com/ Find us at watsonimmigrationlaw.com
32:50 12/28/21
Startup Visa Series - Stuart Anderson, Executive Director, National Foundation for American Policy
In this episode of the Startup Visa Series, I speak with Stuart Anderson, Executive Director of the National Foundation for American Policy.  The National Foundation for American Policy is a non-partisan public policy research organization focusing on trade, immigration and related issues based in Arlington, Virginia. From August 2001 to January 2003, Stuart served as Executive Associate Commissioner for Policy and Planning and Counselor to the Commissioner at the Immigration and Naturalization Service. He has an M.A. from Georgetown University and a B.A. in Political Science from Drew University. Stuart has published articles in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and other publications, and is a senior contributor to Forbes. Hope you enjoy listening to this interview as much as I enjoyed interviewing him!The Startup Visa Series is a series of interviews of thought leaders on startups, entrepreneurship, and immigration from around the world. Hear more about why they argue for the need for a startup visa. Guests include startup founders, venture capitalists, investors, policymakers and others. This interview series coincides with the launch of the 2nd Edition of my book, The Startup Visa which is now available for order here!The Startup Visa series is produced and edited by Cambria Judd Babbitt. Be sure to follow me on my Amazon Author page, my author website www.tahminawatson.com as well as my usual blog at www.watsonimmigrationlaw.com.Find us on social media:LinkedIn - Watson Immigration Law and Tahmina WatsonTwitter - @TahminaTalksInstagram - @TahminaTalksFacebook - Watson Immigration LawSpecial thanks to our series sponsor, Joorney Business Plans for making these episodes possible. Learn more about their services here https://www.joorney.com/ Find us at watsonimmigrationlaw.com
37:50 12/28/21
Brad Feld, Foundry Group Partner, Techstars Co-Founder
In this episode of the Startup Visa Series, I speak withBrad Feld, Foundry Group Partner and Co-Founder of Techstars. Brad has been an early-stage investor and entrepreneur since 1987. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and, prior to that, founded Intensity Ventures. Brad is also a co-founder of Techstars. Brad is a writer and speaker on the topics of venture capital investing and entrepreneurship. He’s written a number of books as part of the Startup Revolution series and writes the blog Feld Thoughts. Hope you enjoy listening to this interview as much as I enjoyed interviewing him!The Startup Visa Series is a series of interviews of thought leaders on startups, entrepreneurship, and immigration from around the world. Hear more about why they argue for the need for a startup visa. Guests include startup founders, venture capitalists, investors, policymakers and others. This interview series coincides with the launch of the 2nd Edition of my book, The Startup Visa which is now available for order here!The Startup Visa series is produced and edited by Cambria Judd Babbitt. Be sure to follow me on my Amazon Author page, my author website www.tahminawatson.com as well as my usual blog at www.watsonimmigrationlaw.com.Find us on social media:LinkedIn - Watson Immigration Law and Tahmina WatsonTwitter - @TahminaTalksInstagram - @TahminaTalksFacebook - Watson Immigration LawSpecial thanks to our series sponsor, Joorney Business Plans for making these episodes possible. Learn more about their services here https://www.joorney.com/ Also thanks to our episode sponsor, Park Evaluations https://www.parkeval.com/ Find us at watsonimmigrationlaw.com
50:56 12/28/21
Craig Montuori, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Global Entrepreneur in Residence Coalition
In this episode of the Startup Visa Series, I speak with Craig Montuori, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Global Entrepreneur in Residence Coalition. He is also the Co-Founder of the C19 Coalition and was previously the founding partner of Venture Politics, where he advised numerous political campaigns on engaging the startup community and lobbied Capitol Hill offices and the White House on behalf of early-stage startups. Hope you enjoy listening to this interview as much as I enjoyed interviewing him!The Startup Visa Series is a series of interviews of thought leaders on startups, entrepreneurship, and immigration from around the world. Hear more about why they argue for the need for a startup visa. Guests include startup founders, venture capitalists, investors, policymakers and others. This interview series coincides with the launch of the 2nd Edition of my book, The Startup Visa which is now available for order here!The Startup Visa series is produced and edited by Cambria Judd Babbitt. Be sure to follow me on my Amazon Author page, my author website www.tahminawatson.com as well as my usual blog at www.watsonimmigrationlaw.com.Find us on social media:LinkedIn - Watson Immigration Law and Tahmina WatsonTwitter - @TahminaTalksInstagram - @TahminaTalksFacebook - Watson Immigration LawSpecial thanks to our series sponsor, Joorney Business Plans for making these episodes possible. Learn more about their services here https://www.joorney.com/ Also thanks to our episode sponsor, Park Evaluations https://www.parkeval.com/ Find us at watsonimmigrationlaw.com
35:39 12/28/21
Gener8tor International Entrepreneur Rule Webinar with Tahmina Watson
Thank you for tuning in to The Startup Visa: A podcast on US Immigration for Startups. This episode is a clip taken from Gener8or's webinar on the International Entrepreneur Rule. Gener8tor is a turnkey platform for the creative economy that connects startup founders, musicians, artists, investors, universities, and corporations. The gener8tor platform includes pre-accelerators, accelerators, corporate programming, conferences, and fellowships. Check out their work at their website linked here https://www.gener8tor.com/Articles:Tahmina Watson, “International Entrepreneurs Now Have an Immigration Pathway to the U.S.”, Entrepreneur Magazine, June 9, 2021.  Tahmina Watson, “Biden Revives The International Entrepreneur Rule”, Above the Law, May 11, 2021.  I am excited to announce that my 2nd Edition Startup Visa book is out now and available here. The Startup Visa Series is also out with interviews from experts on the topic such as Brad Feld, Jason Wiens, Troy Vossellor, John Dearie, and many more.Learn more about Watson Immigration Law at www.watsonimmigrationlaw.comFind us on social media:LinkedIn - Watson Immigration Law and Tahmina WatsonTwitter - @TahminaTalksInstagram - @TahminaTalksFacebook - Watson Immigration Law
48:45 12/23/21
UW Comotion presents Fundamentals for Startups
Thank you for tuning in to The Startup Visa: A podcast on US immigration for startups. This episode is a clip taken from the University of Washington's CoMotion webinar on Fundamentals for Startups. An overwhelming number of American startups and enterprises have immigrant founders/co-founders. The US immigration system is complex and can present as a barrier for entrepreneurs, founders, and investors looking to bring their ideas to America. Learn more about different visa types and immigration pathways to the US in startups including law and policy developments from expert immigration attorney, Tahmina Watson. The link to the full video presentation is available here.Articles:Tahmina Watson, "A Startup Visa: Now or Never?" Above the Law, July 20, 2021.Tahmina Watson, "3 Ways to Be a Better Advocate for a Startup Visa" Entrepreneur Magazine, September 5, 2021.Tahmina Watson, “International Entrepreneurs Now Have an Immigration Pathway to the U.S.”, Entrepreneur Magazine, June 9, 2021.  Tahmina Watson, “Biden Revives The International Entrepreneur Rule”, Above the Law, May 11, 2021.  I am excited to announce that my 2nd Edition Startup Visa book is out now and available here. The Startup Visa Series is also out with interviews from experts on the topic such as Brad Feld, Jason Wiens, Troy Vossellor, John Dearie, and many more.Learn more about Watson Immigration Law at www.watsonimmigrationlaw.comFind us on social media:LinkedIn - Watson Immigration Law and Tahmina WatsonTwitter - @TahminaTalksInstagram - @TahminaTalksFacebook - Watson Immigration Law
61:38 12/23/21
Startup Visa Series - Jeff Farrah, General Counsel, National Venture Capital Association
In this episode of the Startup Visa Series, I speak with Jeff Farrah who serves as General Counsel at the National Venture Capital Association, https://nvca.org/ where he advocates before Congress, the White House, and agencies for pro-entrepreneurship policies and leads in-house legal matters for the association, including management of the NVCA Model Legal Documents. Prior to joining NVCA, Jeff was Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation where he advised Chairman John Thune and members of the committee on technology, telecommunications, and Internet policy. Hope you enjoy listening to this interview as much as I enjoyed interviewing him!The Startup Visa Series is a series of interviews of thought leaders on startups, entrepreneurship, and immigration from around the world. Hear more about why they argue for the need for a startup visa. Guests include startup founders, venture capitalists, investors, policy makers and others. This interview series coincides with the launch of the 2nd Edition of my book, The Startup Visa  which is now available for order here!The Startup Visa series is produced and edited by Cambria Judd Babbitt. Be sure to follow me on my Amazon Author page, my author website www.tahminawatson.com as well as my usual blog at www.watsonimmigrationlaw.com. Find us on social media:LinkedIn - Watson Immigration Law and Tahmina WatsonTwitter - @TahminaTalksInstagram - @TahminaTalksFacebook - Watson Immigration LawSpecial thanks to our series sponsor, Joorney Business Plans for making these episodes possible. Learn more about their services here https://www.joorney.com/ Find us at watsonimmigrationlaw.com
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