America’s new immigrant entrepreneurs have created and now lead some of the world’s most innovative companies. Immigrants to the U.S. bring a fresh perspective that can translate into new ideas for businesses.
09/16/13 At The Table is an initiative that ensures Latina entrepreneurs, business professionals and leaders have access to necessary resources and skills that propel them forward to higher levels of success and influence.
05/01/13 H-1B temporary visas have been an essential avenue for allowing high-skilled foreign nationals to work in America, according to a Kauffman Foundation-funded National Foundation for American Policy report.
04/17/13 As the unemployment rate fell in 2012, another economic indicator dropped too: the overall business creation rate. According to the annual Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity, the 2012 rate declined slightly from 0.32 percent of American adults per month starting businesses in 2011 to 0.30 percent in 2012.
03/12/13 More than 40 percent of the cancer researchers at America's top cancer institutes are immigrants, according to a Kauffman Foundation-funded National Foundation for American Policy report released.
02/12/13 Startup Visas would unleash a torrent of entrepreneurial energy among foreign-born individuals in the United States, according to a white paper released by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
02/06/13 Desh Deshpande, entrepreneur and co-founder of the Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation at MIT and the Deshpande Foundation, recounts his entrepreneurial journey that began in India and flourished in the United States.
08/09/12 U.S. colleges and universities nationally are seeing increasing numbers of international students with a passion for entrepreneurship, and many of those students want to start new ventures in the United States. However, current immigration laws make it difficult – if not impossible – for these budding innovators to establish startups while in school, or to remain in the country after graduation to grow their companies and create jobs that could bolster the U.S. economy.
07/10/12 U.S. company founders from Korea, Russia, India and other countries share the potential benefits of expanding the number of green cards so more immigrant entrepreneurs can create companies and jobs in the United States. Right now, visa backlogs are forcing high-skilled immigrants to return to their home countries.
05/22/12 Learn more about the Startup Act 2.0
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