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workshop: Immigration Law for Startups and Entrpreneurs

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


Wed. Jan. 29th


6:00 – 9:00 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!




The event starts with a Virtual one-on-one networking 

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.


This workshop will tell you all you need to know about US Immigration laws and how they impact US business. If you are a startup founder or entrepreneur, this is a workshop you do not want to miss!





You must purchase a ticket to attend. 

General Admission

General Admission


Tue. June 15th


  • 4:00-5:45 pm | one-on-one Virtual  Networking
  • 6:00-7:30 pm | Workshop Presentation with Live Q&A
  • 7:30-9:00pm | Virtual one-on-one Networking




              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.




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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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