Visas for Startups: H-1B and Alternatives
**Due to the overwhelming popularity of our first BizWorkshop we decided to run this again **
In this workshop, Lisa Eisenberg, Esq., an experienced immigration attorney working primarily with technology startups, will discuss H-1B and other visa options for foreign startup founders and employees. We will talk about best practices in filing H-1B petitions for small, recently formed companies. We will also discuss the lesser-known option of O-1 visa - an ideal solution for many startup founders and employees who satisfy the regulatory criteria. Lisa will share her experience in successfully obtaining this coveted visa for entrepreneurs, software developers, web designers, UX designers and other tech professionals. She will also provide an overview of other visas for work and training (L-1, E, J-1, etc.) Lastly, we will cover President Obama’s executive actions aimed to benefit foreign-owned startups and their founders, including the proposed “significant public benefit” parole program for entrepreneurs.
8:15 a.m. - 8:45 am
Registration check-in & continental breakfast
8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
About the speaker:
Lisa Eisenberg, Esq. is the Founder and Principal of Eisenberg Law Firm PLLC, an immigration law firm specializing in visa solutions for tech startups and founders. The firm’s narrow focus and specialized expertise help overcome many challenges faced by startups in the immigration process.
Foreign entrepreneurs often have a difficult time getting a work visa in the U.S. because our country does not offer a “startup visa” or any other option well-suited for startup founders. This prevents many founders from legally working in the U.S., effectively managing their businesses, or obtaining funding.
Eisenberg Law Firm PLLC has the experience to utilize existing work visas for the unique needs of tech startup founders in technology and other fields. The firm also assists small and mid-size U.S. tech companies seeking H-1B, L-1, O-1 and other work visas for foreign professionals.