Immigration Issues for Entrepreneurs, Tech Professionals, and Startups

There is a cover charge to attend this event.



All payments will be taken at the door to save on fees for attendees.

There is no prepaid online registration for this event.

Please only RSVP "YES" if you will be attending.  If you RSVP "YES" and cannot attend, please adjust your RSVP accordingly.


Immigration issues are front and center for many entrepreneurs, startups, and professionals from various fields and different sized organizations.


At this live event, our speaker will address many of the issues confronting foreign-born entrepreneurs and tech professionals in Silicon Valley as well as hiring organizations.


The issues covered will include:

Entrepreneurial Visa Options: E-2, L-1, H-1B, and O-1 Visas

Investor Based Green Card Options: EB-5 Immigrant Visa

Employment Based Green Card Options: EB-1 Immigrant Visa

....and more.


Come and participate with your questions and concerns.


Attendees will receive copies of the presentation slides.



6:00 pm to 7:00 pm  Networking, Food

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm  Presentation

8:00 pm to 9:00 pm  Q & A, Networking




About Our Speaker:











Attorney Hendrik Pretorius of Pretorius Law, is an immigrant himself, focused on assisting foreign-born entrepreneurs, small to mid-sized U.S. businesses, and foreign investors develop and implement immigration strategies aimed at enabling you to reach your goals without immigration impediments. Hendrik has successfully worked with many start-ups, professional workers, and investors, who are now lawfully in the U.S. operating their businesses and following their life goals.

Hendrik was born in South Africa, and grew up in Argentina and Mexico [masked]). Hendrik himself emigrated to the U.S. in 2000 and personally experienced the entire immigration process first-hand. Since completing his legal studies with honors from the Santa Clara University School of Law in 2007, Hendrik has dedicated himself completely to the practice of business oriented immigration law. After working with two renowned Bay Area immigration law firms Hendrik opened Pretorius Law.

Having grown up in several countries around the world, Hendrik understands the unique challenges foreign-born persons face when entering a new country hoping to live, work, and realize their dreams in the United States of America. Hendrik not only acts as immigration counsel for individuals and organizations but aims to help make his client’s transitions into the U.S. as smooth as possible. Hendrik has a terrific network of attorneys and professionals that cover a wide range of potential needs for new entrants into the U.S.

Hendrik speaks on immigration related issues at several organizations including UCLA, LaCocina, SOMArts, and other business incubators in the Bay Area.

Feel free to get more information about Pretorius Law and Attorney Hendrik Pretorius at






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  • Rob

    After 6 pm, the front door is locked. Please call[masked] and someone will come down and let you in.

    April 23, 2013

  • Hamid M.

    Will the registration link be posted to allow online registration?


    April 17, 2013

    • Rob

      We decided to have only payments at the door for $17 to save fees for attendees. There will be no online registration for this event.

      April 19, 2013

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