Coming To America: Immigration, Entrepreneurship & the Economy

Nov 27, 2012 976

Time: September 24, 2012 from 6:30pm to 9pm
Location: New York Law School
Street: 185 W Broadway
City/Town: New York, NY
Website or Map: http://vony-immigration.event...
Event Type: conference
Organized By: VentureOutNY

The New York tech community's political agenda often focuses on net neutrality but immigration reform is just as important. Although 25 percent of successful tech startups over the last decade have been founded or co-founded by immigrants, existing immigration policies make it difficult for foreign-born entrepreneurs to establish their businesses in the US. Come learn about the challenges of immigration policy today and the pending policies of tomorrow, including The Startup Act 2.0. Our stellar speakers include:
Congressman Michael Grimm, who introduced the Startup Act into the House in May
Robert Greifeld, CEO of Nasdaq OMX
Liz Elkiss of the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service
Kate Hipwell, Regional Director of the Americas, UK Border Agency
Dario Mutabdzija, Co-Founder & President, Blueseed
TBA, Blank Rome LLP

Event Agenda
6:30pm: Arrival & Registration
7:00pm: Fireside chat with Congressional sponsors of The Startup Act 2.0
7:30pm: "Coming To America" Panel Discussion
8:30pm: Cocktail Reception

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