Startup Weekend IMMIGRATION
Friday, May 29 - 31, 2015
Friday, May 29 - 31, 2015
Event starts at 6:00 pm
44 Tehama St
The American Dream is fading...
Official Event Recap:
Don’t make something people want, make something the world needs
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All meals are included with your ticket. Pizza will be served on Friday evening, light breakfast (bagels, fruit, and coffee) will be served on Saturday and Sunday, and lunch & dinner on Saturday and Sunday will be provided by SpoonRocket. We will also have snacks, energy drinks, water, and tea available in between meals.
What people are saying about Startup Weekend IMMIGRATION:
Hacking immigration (pando.com)
The Fading American Dream (teleport.org)
SF Chapter Members Host Startup Weekend Immigration (fwd.us)
Startup Weekend Immigration wins 1st Place in UP Global's 2015 Editions Month Story Contest (up.co)
The Forgotten Dream (medium.com)
Friday May 29th
Saturday May 30th
Sunday May 31st
Workers in Silicon Valley Weigh In on Obama’s Immigration Action (nytimes.com)
"Mr. Srini had to get his American co-founder to hire him as Zenefits’ database administrator simply to transfer his visa from his previous employer so they could create the company. But he still has not been able to upgrade his visa to one that reflects his role."
Pitch Your Life: The Art of Storytelling When Raising $28M (medium.com)
"I’m one of those escaping boat people from Vietnam you might have heard about. When I was 11 years old, I escaped with my grandma and older brother in a tiny boat with 100 people packed like sardines."
Good Luck Being Born Tomorrow! (medium.com)
Silver was born in Soviet-occupied Estonia, lived in Finland, studied in Sweden, wrote his thesis in China, worked in Switzerland, worked in the US and recently spent some time in Colombia and Ecuador. He is currently in the Galapagos islands.
Nikhil was born in India and came to the United States in 2010 to pursue his Masters in Computer Science at the University of Southern California.
Martha is advisor to Rewards.to, a startup which helps developers and data scientists from Mexico and other countries find startup jobs in Silicon Valley by helping them obtain the TN Visa instead of the traditional H1B Visa, saving companies and employees both time and money.
What is Mark Zuckerberg’s Fwd.us? (kqed.org)
As President of FWD.us, Todd steers the organization to focus on what matters most to it’s mission: to make the American Dream more achievable in the 21st century, starting with immigration reform.
How an Undocumented Immigrant From Mexico Became a Star at Goldman Sachs (bloomberg.com)
Julissa is a former undocumented American from Mexico. She became a US citizen on August 8, 2014. Formerly an investment banker, she now advocates for immigrant rights.
"Those of us lucky enough to have (relatively speaking) waltzed right through the US immigration system have an absolute moral obligation to speak out in favor of those who are being brutalized by that same system."
Nitin was born in India and came to the US in 2005. Unshackled is an innovate angel fund supported by over 70 influential investors, with a unique hiring-based funding model which allows it to also support immigrant entrepreneurs on work visas.
James was born in Adelaide, Australia and grew up in Jakarta, Indonesia. He has been a global traveler living on one form of a visa or another for 22 of his 27 years.
"There are still over 4 billion people on earth with no Internet access but with a desire to be connected and be informed. It is our belief that mobile technology will make that possible."
Coaches and Mentors
Engaging with the immigrant community is Casey's passion and a core family value. While Casey works with FileRight crusading a simple solution to complete immigration forms, his wife advocates for the undocumented youth of San Francisco.
Mitch got his start working with immigrant communities during his time serving as a volunteer missionary in Los Angeles. As Clearpath's head of product, Mitch is helping democratize the immigration process by making it easier, more affordable, and secure.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend IMMIGRATION team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.
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