The Startup Success Podcast

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Show #59 Eric Ries, StartupVisa.com, and the startup visa.

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The Startup Success Podcast

The Startup Success Podcast

Should there be a special immigration visa for non-U.S. startup founders? We grill Eric Ries of StartupVisa.com about the federal bill he and thousands of VCs, Angels, Silicon Valley notables, IT people, and others are supporting, tweeting and advocating.

Pat and Bob robustly question Eric on exactly how the Startup Visa would work, what it will and won’t do, how this VC/tech community political movement got started, and can social media become political action and even national policy.

We ask questions – tough questions – we and you, our listeners, have about this controversial bill. Also, Eric and other StartupVisa advocates met with members of Congress, The White House, Commerce Department, State Department and Small Business Administration last week, presenting thousands of tweets from voters around the country supporting the bill. What happened when Silicon Valley goes inside the Washington, D.C. Beltway?

And, this time Bob has a Microsoft announcement – Microsoft WebsiteSpark will soon be sponsoring 130 web designers and developers for six-month StartupToDo.com subscriptions.

Download Show #59 here: Show #59 Or if you prefer, Subscribe to the podcast in Apple iTunes.

Bob Walsh is on Twitter at http://twitter.com/bobwalsh or you can email him at bob.walsh@47hats.com.

Patrick Foley is on Twitter at http://twitter.com/patrickfoley or you can email him at patrick.foley@microsoft.com

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Written by Bob Walsh, Senior Developer

March 10, 2010 at 7:34 pm

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  1. […] #59 of the Startup Success Podcast is up:  [link] [iTunes]. Should there be a special immigration visa for non-U.S. startup founders? We grill Eric […]

  2. […] #63 [link] [iTunes]. Bob interviews Jason Fried, co-founder and president of 37signals and co-author of […]


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