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Canada: An Entrepreneur's Utopia?

Fueled | Posted 08.05.2013 | Technology

With immigration reform in a constant state of flux, many highly-skilled highly skilled workers are being turned away at America's doorstep. Canada, looking to take advantage of the dysfunction, passed the "startup visa."

Poultry Scientists Get Green Cards, MBAs Get the Boot

Dinkar Jain | Posted 05.25.2013 | Politics
Dinkar Jain

Do you think someone with an MS in Poultry Science from Kansas State University should be ahead in line to get a U.S. green card compared to a Stanford or Harvard MBA? That is what Congress is likely to propose next month.

Gerry Smith

Obama: Foreign-Born Tech Entrepreneurs Need 'Startup Visas' | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.30.2013 | Technology

President Obama on Tuesday called on Congress to create a special visa category that allows foreign-born entrepreneurs who launch successful startups ...

The Startup Visa's Appeal to Women

Ekaterina Walter | Posted 10.08.2012 | Women
Ekaterina Walter

There needs to be a commitment to look at women within international startup communities.

World's First Startup Ship Gains Steam

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 05.07.2012 | Small Business

The world's first floating startup community is gaining steam. Blueseed, a company that wants to house entrepreneurs aboard a vessel anchored near ...

Immigrants Started Half Of Top U.S. Startups

Reuters | Posted 12.20.2011 | Small Business

(By Sarah McBride - Reuters) - Immigrants founded or cofounded almost half of 50 top venture-backed companies in the United States, a new study shows,...

To Skirt Visa Issue, Blueseed Wants To Build Immigrant Startups On International Waters

Mahendra Ramsinghani | Posted 01.14.2012 | Small Business
Mahendra Ramsinghani

Max Marty, a Silicon Valley founder, wants to build a "visa-free" startup incubator aboard a ship in international waters. How crazy can entrepreneurs get?

Politicians Must Choose Entrepreneurship Over Diversity in Immigration Debate

Mahendra Ramsinghani | Posted 12.11.2011 | Small Business
Mahendra Ramsinghani

Washington DC needs to reassess its priorities: Do we want to grant 50,000 random people with baseline high school degrees citizenship to support some antiquated diversity needs? Or do we want to give visas to 50,000 foreign entrepreneurs who can jumpstart our economic recover?

Entrepreneur-Friendly Policies (Finally) Showing Promise -- But Leadership Required

Jeff Bussgang | Posted 12.03.2011 | Small Business
Jeff Bussgang

Despite the partisan rhetoric and bickering, the last few months have seen substantial progress amongst policy makers in the areas of helping the startup economy thrive.

Open America's Doors to Innovation

Rey Ramsey | Posted 11.23.2011 | Small Business
Rey Ramsey

There's a bill in the U.S. Congress that would give permanent legal status to immigrants if they attract $1 million in investment or generate $1 million in revenue for their company. It's a pretty simple idea that does not cost taxpayers anything.

Now Easier for Immigrant Entrepreneurs to Start Companies in the U.S.

Brad Feld | Posted 10.03.2011 | Business
Brad Feld

Yesterday there was solid progress on the Startup Visa Movement -- specifically making it easier for foreign entrepreneurs to start their companies in the US.

Startup Visa Movement Gains Ground

Fred Wilson | Posted 08.16.2011 | Business
Fred Wilson

We must stop telling foreign entrepreneurs to build their companies in other countries.