As the international epicenter for higher education and innovation, Boston attracts the best and brightest students from across the country and world. Yet, when foreign-born students graduate and want to launch high growth companies, many of them have to go back home due to visa issues, and we lose the brainpower we just educated. However, thanks for the Global Entrepreneur in Residence (GEIR) Program, that’s changed. Through its GEIR program, the VDC helps international entrepreneurs launch high growth companies in Massachusetts and the United States, providing a legal pathway for international entrepreneurs graduating from our nation’s prestigious universities to establish and grow their startups in the US. By attending “How to Attract Global Entrepreneurs to Boston,” you will learn how the Global Entrepreneur in Residence Program originated, gain insight directly from global entrepreneurs themselves, find out how the immigration process works, hear success stories about companies already launched and get practical advice.
William Brah, Founder and Director, UMass Boston Venture Development Center
Hasier Larrea, Founder & CEO, Ori Systems, MIT
Srinath Vaddepally, CEO & Founder, Ristcall
Rachel Casseus, Founder and Managing Attorney, Casseus Law