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Immigration Policy & Entrepreneurship: Challenges and Pathways for Startups

  • Feb 13, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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This month, New York Legal Hackers teams up with the BLIP Clinic to look at the impact of immigration law on entrepreneurship in the United States. Join us for a robust dialogue and learn how immigration can promote entrepreneurship and economic growth. Interactive presentation to follow the panel discussion.

Beverages provided by Brooklyn Brewery.


Jeremy Robbins

Director, Partnership for a New American Economy and Special Advisor, Office of NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Michael J. Wildes

Managing Partner, Wildes and Weinberg P.C.

Owen Davis

Venture Capitalist, Director of NYC Seed

Cyrus Mehta

Managing Partner, Cyrus D. Mehta & Associates

For bios of our distinguished panelists, click here

Moderated by

Professor Jonathan Askin

Director, BLIP Clinic

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  • Alex O.

    Check out the Virtual March for Innovation organized happening this week.

    Organized by Partnership for a New American Economy.

    May 20, 2013

  • Brian

    Interesting and informative discussion but, I thought the suggestion that there was a legislative solution to the entrepreneurial visa issue was a bit off base when clearly the over restrictive and too often arbitrary processing of visa applications particularly L and O visas is controlled by the Executive branch. If the current administration followed the law and had an even and reasonable acceptance criteria there would not be a problem. In this regard mr robbins' comments were totally disingenuous and offensive.

    February 14, 2013

    • Alex O.

      Hi Brian, I'm glad you found the discussion interesting. I think that Mr. Wildes and Mr. Mehta addressed your point, although it might have been have easy to miss in the tidal wave of information that these two experts delivered. For one: L visas require the noncitizen to live and work abroad for at least a year, this req is a big problem for entrepreneurs. Two: O Visas require the noncitizen to show tangible "outstanding" qualifications, which is difficult for a first-time, or even a long-time, entrepreneur to do. Mr Robbins was suggesting that there be a visa category with requirements relevant to start up founders, like funding for example.

      February 19, 2013

  • Michel B.

    Very informative. Covered a lot of territory.

    February 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    You guys forgot a sponsor #badlydone

    February 13, 2013

    • John R.

      Also very thankful for the support of @BrooklynBrewery (Beverages in the back, drink up!)

      1 · February 13, 2013

    • Alex M.

      Sorry, I take it back, I think the Nike Fuel gift was fabricated to keep us to the end. I'm kinda disappointed!

      February 14, 2013

  • Lilie O.

    Great panel tonight and really interesting discussions & questions.
    Thanks Alex and everyone else you helped organizing this event.

    February 13, 2013

  • Alex O.

    Hey Legal Hackers,

    Do you have a question/issue/topic that you would like to hear our panelists address? If so, post on this message board, email [masked], or tweet us @legalhacknyc. We look forward to seeing you at this exciting and timely event!

    1 · February 12, 2013

  • June G.

    Looking forward :)

    February 11, 2013

  • Mark O.

    out of town, but great program!

    February 7, 2013

  • Mark N.

    1 · January 29, 2013

  • Benjamin K.

    Excited to work with the group in crafting policy to welcome immigrants who can help grow jobs in the City.

    January 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Who will be the speakers for this and where are the most reliable bios for them located?

    January 13, 2013

    • Warren A.

      Hi Patricia. Our panelists are Jeremy Robbins, Michael J. Wildes, Owen Davis, and Cyrus Mehta. Professor Jonathan Askin will be our moderator. We'll be posting short bios and links to speaker websites in the next day or so.

      January 13, 2013

    • Alex O.

      @Patricia - Detailed bios of our panelists are now available on . Let me know if you have any other questions. Hope to see you there!

      January 17, 2013

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