Raise your hand if your life has been improved by an entrepreneur. (everyone’s hands better be up!)
Now raise your hand if that entrepreneur DOES NOT have ties to immigration if you go back 5-6 generations. (pretty much no one’s hand should be up!)
We have a problem in America in that entrepreneurs, smart and motivated entrepreneurs, want to move here and start companies here and solve problems here and CREATE JOBS here, and we can’t get our damn visa program together to faciliate that. So what do they do? Unless they have their own capital (find me an entrepreneur that does), they try to start those companies somewhere else.
The Startup Visa is trying to solve that:
StartupVisa.com was created by Eric Ries, Dave McClure, Shervin Pishevar, Brad Feld, Paul Kedrosky, & Manu Kumar to help raise awareness and change policy around the EB-5 visa, which enables investors from other countries to get a visa in exchange for starting a business in the US with $1M in capital (or $500K for economically targeted areas) and the creation of at least 10 US jobs.
StartupVisa would like Founders to be able to come to our country and start companies if they can raise capital here to do so. Sounds logical to me.
Click on the “Tweet Congress” button below the capital and tell Congress to support this initiative!
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