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Saturday, March 14 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Startup Immigration: A Look Back, the Road Ahead

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The panel will go through the state of political engagement by the startup community since a Founder Visa was proposed by Paul Graham in April 2009. Discussion topics cover activities a community can take to create an effective, unified political voice that is heard by and drives Washington DC. As well, we'll review past actions by the startup community and compare them to metrics that evaluate political effectiveness.
Looking forward, the panel will also address possible pathways to an effective, predictable startup visa either by changing current laws through the standard process, calling on unilateral state action or facilitating legislative action in the new Congress. Will the startup community fund such unified action? How will the balance between policy and politics be struck while achieving implementation and moving beyond the usual talk-over-action in DC?

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Dave McClure

Founding Partner, 500 Startups
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Craig Montuori

Founder/Exec Dir, Venture Politics
Craig is a partner with Venture Politics, which implements targeted solutions to policy problems affecting portfolio companies for leading VCs and startup accelerators.
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Christopher Nicholson

Partner, Venture Politics
Chris is a partner with Venture Politics, which implements targeted solutions to policy problems affecting portfolio companies for leading VCs and startup accelerators.
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Tahmina Watson

Attorney, Watson Immigration Law
Tahmina Watson is an immigration attorney and founder of Watson Immigration Law in Seattle. She was a practicing barrister in London, UK, before immigrating to the United States herself. She is a frequent speaker, author, and blogger on immigration law matters, regularly quoted and... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Hilton Austin Downtown Salon K 500 E 4th St

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