113: How startup founders are moving to the US

In this week’s Immigration Law for Tech Startups podcast, we focus on options for startup founders who are thinking about moving to the United States to grow their companies and some of the latest updates. I’m also discussing the latest updates with the Biden administration welcoming immigrant entrepreneurs, and immigrants with expertise in STEM fields relating to innovation as well as national security.

The U.S. is becoming a more welcoming and hospitable environment to non-immigrants, startup founders, and people in the sciences and innovations. And so, if you’ve been thinking about coming to the United States, and you’ve had to put it off due to the pandemic, now is a good time. A lot of people are ready to move on from COVID and get their life and business into gear. And for them, that plan involves some sort of expansion in the U.S. So if you have been working on developing a company in another country, besides the United States over the last couple of years, you might be interested in moving to the United States now.

Please share this episode with companies, HR and recruiting professionals, startup founders, international talent, or anyone who can benefit from it. Sign up for the Alcorn monthly newsletter to receive the latest immigration news and issues. Reach out to us if we can help you determine the best immigration options for yourself, your company, your employees or prospective employees, or your family whether in the U.S. or abroad.

In this episode, you’ll hear about:

  • Common motivations startup founders want to move to the United States
  • Why now is the time to take action
  • Two main options to visit the United States temporarily
  • The dos and don’ts while in the U.S. on an ESTA visa waiver program
  • The most common non-immigrant work visas and recent updates
  • Considerations for an E-2 Visa
  • Implications for those with a V1 visa for spouses
  • Visa options for existing startup founders in other countries
  • Qualifications and requirements
  • The green card process for EB-1 and EB-2 National Interest Waiver Green Card

Don’t miss my upcoming conversations with top Silicon Valley venture capitalists, startup founders, professors, futurists, and thought leaders on Immigration Law for Tech Startups. Subscribe to this podcast here or on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or whatever your favorite platform is. As always, we welcome your rating and review of this podcast. We appreciate your feedback!


Alcorn Immigration Law:

Subscribe to the monthly Alcorn newsletter

Immigration Law for Tech Startups podcast:




Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Sophie Alcorn

Sophie Alcorn

More from Medium

Dear Sophie: How can early-stage startups compete for talent?

Kevin O’Leary Bitcoin Era — Review

Thoughts on Aurora Harley’s “Personas Make Users Memorable for Product Team Members,” Kim Salazar’s…

Law of Marketing: The Secret to be a good Digital Marketer