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Success Stories and Strategies for International & Immigrant Entrepreneurs

May 244-8PM

Venture Development Center (VDC) at UMass Boston is hosting an event “Success Stories and Strategies for International & Immigrant Entrepreneurs, or, How to Make It as a Startup When All Odds Are Against You”, featuring two panels:

Is the elusive idea of an entrepreneur visa in the USA a Mirage or an Oasis?
This panel features an exceptional group of people that are championing the cause of international entrepreneurs through the Global Entrepreneur in Residence (GEIR) program.  The panel will provide insights into the history of the GEIR program, the political challenges and economic considerations that went into launching this program.

Successful start-up stories of immigrant and international entrepreneurs from around the world.
This panel features successful international immigrant entrepreneurs and their powerful stories of ideas, challenges, pitfalls, lessons learnt along the way. The panel will offer aspiring immigrant entrepreneurs advice and inspiration for launching viable startups in the US. 

Each panel is 45 minutes long followed by 15 minutes Q&A. After the panels, guests are invited to join the open house of VDC startups and networking session with food and drinks. Please pass this information to folks in your networks that may benefit from the event, or help us to identify interested parties and connect with them. 

Location: Venture Development Center, UMass Boston, Wheatley building, 3rd floor, 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125

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