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May 12, 2017 12:07 pm

Next week: Hear how 3 Philly entrepreneurs grappled with immigration

Three immigrant founders and an immigration attorney will speak on this panel happening May 18.

The talk is happening May 18 at the Microsoft Reactor Philadelphia.

(Photo by Roberto Torres)

Behind every outstanding immigrant founder you meet, likely there’s a complex story of how many hoops they had to jump through in order to get here.

Just ask Skyless Games cofounder Arad Malhotra, who recently refreshed our memories at #FailFest of how close he came to giving up on his entrepreneurship dreams because of a looming expiration date on his immigrant status.

And amid a challenging context for immigration (and an axe swinging above the H1-B visa program for high skilled workers), what’s the path for immigrant founders to thrive and stay in the country? That’s what a panel of three immigrant founders and an immigration attorney will aim to tackle on May 18 at the Microsoft Reactor Philadelphia during Immigrants and Entrepreneurship: A Panel Discussion.

Here’s the lineup of speakers:

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Speaking of immigration and entrepreneurship, the University City Science Center is looking for your input on immigrant entrepreneurs of note for their Innovator’s Walk of Fame. Drop your favorite name by May 19.

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Roberto Torres

Roberto Torres became Technical.ly Lead Philly Reporter in May 2016. Prior, he was a freelance contributor to Technical.ly and Al Dia News. The native Venezuelan moved to Philadelphia in 2015 after reporting on research at his alma mater, the University of Zulia. Whenever he's not fencing deadlines, he can be found standing in line at Overbrook Pizza in West Philly, running Netflix/Hulu marathons with his wife or reading news from Venezuela.

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