U.S. Citizenship for international entrepreneurs.

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U.S. Citizenship for international entrepreneurs.
« on: March 14, 2023, 08:58:23 PM »
The US has a variety of programs and resources to support international entrepreneurs who want to establish their businesses in the country.

One of the most popular programs for international entrepreneurs in the US is the Startup Visa, which allows foreign entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses in the US.

There are also several startup accelerators and incubators in the US that provide resources, mentorship, and funding to international entrepreneurs.

Other resources for international entrepreneurs in the US include business plan competitions, networking events, and online resources such as websites, blogs, and forums.

To get started, international entrepreneurs should research and identify the resources and programs that best meet their needs, and then connect with the relevant organizations and individuals.

Here are some helpful resources and links for international entrepreneurs in the US:

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website provides information on the Startup Visa program and other visa options for entrepreneurs.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) website has information on resources and programs for entrepreneurs, including financing options, mentoring, and training.

The National Business Incubation Association (NBIA) is a membership-based organization that provides support and resources to incubators, accelerators, and other organizations that support entrepreneurs.

The Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) is an international organization that promotes entrepreneurship and connects entrepreneurs with resources and support. I am the Managing Director of GEN Bangladesh.

The Kauffman Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports entrepreneurship and education, and provides resources and funding to entrepreneurs.

International entrepreneurs should also consider connecting with local chambers of commerce, industry associations, and business organizations in their area for additional support and resources.

The Startup Visa program in the United States allows foreign entrepreneurs to enter the country to start or develop their businesses. This program is designed to encourage innovation and economic growth by attracting talented entrepreneurs from around the world. Here are some details and resources related to the Startup Visa program:

1. Eligibility requirements: To be eligible for the Startup Visa program, foreign entrepreneurs must have a significant ownership stake in a U.S.-based startup, which must be less than five years old and have the potential for rapid growth and job creation.
2. Application process: The application process for the Startup Visa program involves several steps, including submitting a business plan, providing evidence of funding, and demonstrating that the startup will create jobs for U.S. workers.
3. Resources: There are several resources available to international entrepreneurs who are interested in the Startup Visa program, including:
    • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS): USCIS provides detailed information on the Startup Visa program, including eligibility requirements and application procedures.
    • Small Business Administration (SBA): The SBA offers a range of services and resources for entrepreneurs, including guidance on starting a business and access to financing.
    • International Business Association (IBA): The IBA is a nonprofit organization that provides support and networking opportunities for international entrepreneurs in the U.S.
    • National Venture Capital Association (NVCA): The NVCA is a trade association that represents venture capital firms and provides resources for startups, including funding and mentorship.
    • AngelList: AngelList is an online platform that connects startups with investors and provides resources for entrepreneurs, including job postings and legal services.

Overall, the Startup Visa program offers a valuable opportunity for international entrepreneurs to start or expand their businesses in the United States. By leveraging the resources available and following the application procedures, entrepreneurs can increase their chances of success and contribute to the growth of the U.S. economy.
Md. Kamruzzaman Didar
Assistant Professor & Head
Department of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Faculty of Business & Entrepreneurship