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Show #65 Startup Visa update, Startup Lessons Learned Conference preview

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Bob and Pat interview two key players in the Startup Visa Act – Eric Ries (see show 59) and Representative Jared Polis (CO-D) who is sponsoring this bill in the House. Eric is also the organizer of the Startup Lessons Learned Conference on April 23rd about the lean startups methodology. This San Francisco conference has galvanized the attention of the global startup community: it will be simulcast to startup meetups (free or nominal cost) in a whopping 50+ cities worldwide and available on

And we get an education from Eric and Rep. Polis on the huge differences between the worlds of IT and politics. Rep. Polis is serial entrepreneur, creating and selling and before being elected in 2008. Rep. Polis fills us in on why he thinks the Startup Visa Act will pass.

The interview with Eric begins at :58, and with Rep. Polis starts at 18:35.

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Written by Bob Walsh, Self-Funded Startup Consultant

April 22, 2010 at 3:49 pm

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