Founder Sophie Alcorn hosted a special workshop for international founders and startups to understand how to rise above borders and bring their companies to Silicon Valley at TechCrunch Disrupt SF earlier this month.
Sophie discussed the most important immigration challenges faced by international startup founders:
- How founders can take their immigration status into their own hands to get H-1B, O-1A, E-2, or L-1A visas, EB-1A or EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) green cards, work permits, citizenship, as well as options for spouses and children.
- How scaling tech companies can leverage immigration options to secure key talent.
- What VCs look for in international founders to ensure they can legally build companies in the U.S. without being deported.
This year, TechCrunch named Sophie a verified legal expert. For its verified experts program, TechCrunch asks startup founders to recommend the best professionals they work with. Sophie is one of the most-recommended professionals in that program, according to TechCrunch. As verified legal expert, Sophie will contribute columns about immigration matters for TechCrunch and ExtraCrunch.
More About Sophie
A Certified Specialist recognized by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, Sophie has practiced immigration law since 2008. Sophie has been sought as an expert on immigration matters by major global publications, including The New York Times, the Financial Times, and The Guardian.
Sophie is in demand as a speaker due to her ability to explain immigration law clearly and understandably. She has spoken about immigration at many conferences and events in addition to TC Disrupt SF, including at Stanford University, Draper University, Keiretsu Forum’s Angel Capital Expo, and the Bar Association of San Francisco. Contact us if you’d like to hear Sophie speak on the latest immigration news and options.
About Alcorn Immigration Law
Motivated by the understanding that people deserve the opportunity to live their dreams, and immigration leads to innovation, Sophie founded Alcorn Immigration Law in 2015. In just a few years, Alcorn Immigration Law has become Silicon Valley’s premier immigration and nationality law firm. This year, Global Law Experts named Alcorn Immigration Law the Entrepreneur Immigration Services Law Firm of the Year in California.
The Alcorn Immigration Law team believes immigration yields innovation. We know immigration law inside and out. And we can determine the best strategies and marshal the best resources to help you, your family or your employees come to or remain in the U.S. Please reach out to us for a consultation. We’re happy to help!