Open Avenues Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that Danielle co-founded in 2018 with her father, Jeff Goldman, a business immigration attorney. Open Avenues creates a path for international talent to contribute to the innovation economy in the United States and educate the future STEM workforce on a cap-exempt H-1B.
Under its Global Talent Fellowship program, Open Avenues hires international professionals to teach university students in the U.S.under a cap-exempt H-1B, which allows companies to sponsor these international professionals for a concurrent H-1B thereby avoiding the timing restrictions and randomness of the annual H-1B lottery. Listen to find out how to apply to this fellowship, whether you’re an international professional or a company looking to sponsor an individual for an H-1B, and how to reach Danielle to discuss options.
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In this episode, you’ll hear about:
- How Open Avenues Foundation’s program works and how international talent, the companies who want to hire or retain them, and university students all benefit
- Global International Entrepreneur-in-Residence programs and why they are difficult to scale
- The four organization types that are exempt from the once-a-year H-1B lottery
- Concurrent H-1Bs
- What professional and educational backgrounds Open Avenues Foundation looks for in international talent it accepts into its H-1B fellowship program
- Danielle’s wish list for policy changes she would like to see in the H-B visa program
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