Past Meetup

Legal Meetup: Get Un-Stuck on H1b, F1 or Other Visa to Do Your Own Startup


If you feel stuck on your H1b, F1 or other visa but are eager to have your own startup, the Invest Visa (Startup Visa Act) will create that path for you.

A bill for Comprehensive Immigration reform “The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act” was released two weeks ago. The bill specifically addresses provisions for the Startup Act that many of us have been waiting for. Named the “Invest Visa”, the provision seeks to provide visas for immigrant entrepreneurs starting companies in the US.

Please come and learn about the provisions, discuss the details and make suggestions to improve the provisions so that YOU can benefit from it. We hope to have some subject-matter experts join us to discuss the bill too.

Here are some links:

1. Summary of provisions:

2. Analysis:

This is a very exciting time in immigration law and for high-skilled immigrants. Please come and participate in a discussion that could potentially shape these provisions! Your input is crucial!

Networking starts at 5:30, workshop from 6:00 to 7:30.

Workshop fee is $10:00 for non-Eastside Incubator members, free for monthly-paying EI members.

Register here (

We will look forward to seeing you there. We hope to have online participation.

Networking starts at 5:30. Lecture and discussion from 6 to 7:30.

See you there.