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workshop: Immigration Law for Startups and Entrpreneurs

Workshop: Immigration Law For Startups & Entrepreneurs – Attract & Retain the Best Global Talent


Tue. June 15th


6:00 -7:30 pm



Workshop: Immigration Law For Startups & Entrepreneurs - Attract & Retain the Best Global Talent

Sweta Khandelwal (Principal Attorney, Immigration Law)
Twitter @khandelwalaw

Sweta Khandelwal

Principal Attorney, Immigration Law

Law Offices of Sweta Khandelwal


This virtual workshop will show how foreign-born entrepreneurs and start-up founders can legitimately stay in the United States, start their companies and work to grow their business.   It will also explain the basics of how US tech startups can hire and retain foreign-born talent.  

Most foreign founders ignore the first requirement for their start-up, which is obtaining the right work visa for themselves.  So we will explore the visa options available for foreign entrepreneurs.  As a startup grows, hiring the most talented people is a necessity, no matter their nationality.  So in this virtual workshop, we will review the challenges of finding the right work visa to ensure companies can hire top talent, regardless of nationality.  And lastly, we will discuss how the political climate, COVID-19 crises, and the current economy affects US Immigration laws and policies.

This virtual workshop will tell you all that you need to know about US Immigration laws regarding tech startups. We will explore the old and the new and will also venture into the uncertain!


In this virtual workshop, we will cover many topics, including:

  • Review the visa options available for foreign entrepreneurs, founders, visitors, students, employees, and investors.
  • How the immigration status of founders can impact their ability to fundraise.
  • Discuss the do’s and don’ts of hiring foreign students and interns.
  • Better understand the challenges that the current administration poses to a tech economy that relies on highly trained workers to compete in a global environment.
  • In-depth review of different visa programs such as the B-1, F-1, OPT, E-2, L-1, H-1B, O-1 among others.  We will also discuss the changes that are being implemented to key visa programs like the H-1B.
  • If you are an H1-B Visa holder, find out if you are in violation of your Visa by working from home.
  • And so much more, including your questions!


Have an immigration question you would like to ask or learn about during the workshop? Submit your question or topic to our online question portal – either before or during the event.


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You must purchase a ticket to attend.

General Admission

General Admission


Tue.  June 15th


  • 5:00-6:00 pm 1-on-1 Virtual  Networking
  • 6:00-7:30 pm Workshop Presentation w/ Live Video Q&A
  • 7:30-9:00pm  Virtual 1-on-1 Networking




Targeted Virtual Networking

We make networking more efficient and effective by allowing you to search profiles of attendees who you most want to network with.  You can then invite them for a scheduled 10 minute private 1-on-1 or group networking session, for which our system automatically helps with calendar scheduling and private zoom links.  Schedule multiple 10 minute networking sessions on your events calendar with targeted people who share your same interests, making networking more comfortable, fun and productive!

Live Video Q&A

Our event features live video Q&A, allowing founders in the audience to create meaningful connections with investor panelists, or ask essential follow-up questions to expert speakers.  Having the opportunity to be seen and heard by investors and speakers is very powerful in creating meaningful connections and real dialogue.  Our events platform allows audience members to ask their question live during the event with full video and audio.

Access to Speakers

Have access to Silicon Valley venture capitalists, well known founders and experts like never before! No matter what City, State or Country you live in, you will be able to learn, connect and ask questions to some of the best speakers and panelists within the startup ecosystem. Our live events are designed to provide you access to speakers that you normally would not have an opportunity to interact with. Connecting with the right people is crucial in helping to grow your startup or entrepreneurial career.


              Sweta Khandelwal
Principal Attorney, Immigration Law


Sweta Khandelwal is the Principal Attorney for the Law Offices of Sweta Khandelwal, and has been practicing immigration law for more than 10 years. As an immigrant herself, Sweta has faced visa complexities first hand. She came to the United States as a dependent on an H-4 visa, transferred to a student (F-1) visa, interned under the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program, worked on an H-1B visa and ultimately became self-employed while obtaining her permanent residency.  Her practice is focused on business and family immigration and serves clients across multiple nationalities from offices in San Jose and San Francisco. 


Sweta has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer, Rising Stars” (2018 & 2019), and has been a speaker at multiple events across the United States and internationally in leading forums like Stanford, MIT, Capital factory (Austin), US Patent and Trademark Office, and the American Immigration National Association.   


Please visit to learn more about immigration law services from the Law Offices of Sweta Khandelwal.




Refund Policy

You may request a refund up to 48 hours before the event. Unfortunately, any refunds requested less than 48 hours before the event cannot be honored. Thank you for your understanding.


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