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Wednesday, October 5 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Pathways for Global Startups: The International Entrepreneurial Rule | 12:00 - 1:30 PM

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The US has always been a destination for the best and brightest tech talent from around the world. Over 40% of Fortune 500 companies were started by immigrants. Without international entrepreneurs, we wouldn't have companies like Dropbox, Google, Uber, Tesla, eBay, PayPal, Instagram, and AT&T. 

But until now, there has never been an immigration pathway specifically for startup founders. Join our panelist of startup ecosystem leaders to hear about the newly announced International Entrepreneur Rule. With 25% of startups in Austin reporting at least 1 foreign-born co-founder, this new rule helps the startup scene draw global talent and capital.

Come hear about eligibility requirements, get the insider story on how the industry came together to pass this rule, and learn about the continued need for Congress to pass immigration policies that strengthen the tech industry.

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

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Jason Finkelman

Immigration Attorney, Finkelman Immigration Law Firm
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Liang Ge

Founder and CTO, Acoustic Shield
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Michele Skelding

SVP of Global Innovation, Austin Chamber of Commerce
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David Wallace

COO, Angelou Economics

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FWD.us is a non-profit dedicated to supporting policies to keep the American Dream achievable in the 21st century, starting with commonsense immigration reform.

Wednesday October 5, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701