Special Invite: White House Immigrant International Entrepreneur Rule Initiative

Event Date: 
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 1:00pm
Event End Date: 
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 2:30pm
Event Location: 
525 Los Coches St. Milpitas, CA 95035



Special Invite: White House Immigrant International Entrepreneur Rule Initiative


Cost: FREE to all attendees

Event Registration Link:


Event Agenda:

1:00 PM       Welcome – Vish Mishra

1:05 PM       Remarks + Rule Overview - Tom Kalil | Deputy Policy Director, OSTP  

1:15 PM       Discussion and Audience Q&A’s. Tom Kalil, USCIS Representative, MR Rangaswami, Ram Reddy, Buck Gee, David Chen, C100 Rep

2:30 PM       Wrap-up Vish Mishra

Event Description:

Dear Friends,

We are thrilled to invite you to learn about a very timely initiative that allows International Entrepreneurs to secure funding and secure a visa to stay in America.

Now who does not want to do that?

Two weeks ago, The White House rolled out the draft of their International Entrepreneur Rule, a long-awaited rule that will make it easier for foreign-born entrepreneurs to stay in the United States. This policy will create jobs for native-born workers, keep the best and brightest foreign talent in the country, and keep America at the forefront of innovation. The rule essentially contains a few aspects of the startup visa that can be achieved through existing law, including a parole period (bad term for a good thing) for foreign born entrepreneurs and an easier pathway for those with successful startups to earn a green card.


To learn more about the International Entrepreneur Rule draft, check out this White House blog post and this summary from attorney Tahmina Watson.

We  intend to facilitate an open dialogue between Bay Area tech leaders and Tom Kalil, Deputy Director for Technology and Innovation at the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Your participation in this event is an  important way to learn more about the administration's effort to collect quality feedback from entrepreneurs and the general public to ensure that this ruling creates the greatest possible benefit for the community. By submitting public comments, you can help shape policy that will create jobs, keep the best and brightest talent in the country, and keep America at the forefront of innovation.


To ensure that the discussion is as robust as possible, we recommend that you  familiarize yourself  with the basics of the ruling. The following resources can help provide a better understanding of the content of the International Entrepreneur Rule.


The administration wants to collect feedback on how the current rule can be improved before it is officially rolled out. This is an important opportunity to shape policy that will positively impact the entrepreneur and tech community, and it's a rare opportunity to talk to those finalizing the policy.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

Vish Mishra, vish@tie.org,

Dipty Desai dipty@tie.org,

Raj Desai, Raj@indiacc.org

or Vijay Menon, Vijay@tie.org