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Immigration Issues for Entrepreneurs, Tech Professionals, and Startups

Silicon Valley Startup: Idea to IPO

Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)

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    Space is limited.


    Immigration issues are front and center for many Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, startups, and professionals from various fields and different sized organizations.


    Our speaker will address many of the issues confronting foreign-born entrepreneurs and tech professionals in Silicon Valley as well as hiring organizations.


    The issues covered will include:

    Entrepreneurial Visa Options: E-2, L-1, H-1B, and O-1 Visas

    Investor Based Green Card Options: EB-5 Immigrant Visa

    Employment Based Green Card Options: EB-1 Immigrant Visa

    ....and more.


    Come and participate with your questions and concerns.



    6:30 pm to 7:00 pm  Networking, Light Refreshments

    7:00 pm to 8:30 pm  Presentation and Q & A

    8:30 pm to 9:00 pm  More Q & A, Networking




    About Our Speaker:











    Attorney Hendrik Pretorius of Lipson Pretorius, LLP, is an immigrant himself, focused on assisting foreign-born entrepreneurs, small to mid-sized U.S. businesses, and foreign investors develop and implement immigration strategies aimed at enabling you to reach your goals without immigration impediments. Hendrik has successfully worked with many start-ups, professional workers, and investors, who are now lawfully in the U.S. operating their businesses and following their life goals.

    Hendrik was born in South Africa, and grew up in Argentina and Mexico (1994-2000). Hendrik himself emigrated to the U.S. in 2000 and personally experienced the entire immigration process first-hand. Since completing his legal studies with honors from the Santa Clara University School of Law in 2007, Hendrik has dedicated himself completely to the practice of business oriented immigration law. After working with two renowned Bay Area immigration law firms Hendrik opened Pretorius Law Firm,  which is now Lipson Pretorius, LLP.

    Having grown up in several countries around the world, Hendrik understands the unique challenges foreign-born persons face when entering a new country hoping to live, work, and realize their dreams in the United States of America. Hendrik not only acts as immigration counsel for individuals and organizations but aims to help make his client’s transitions into the U.S. as smooth as possible. Hendrik has a terrific network of attorneys and professionals that cover a wide range of potential needs for new entrants into the U.S.

    Hendrik speaks on immigration related issues at several organizations including UCLA, LaCocina, SOMArts, and other business incubators in the Bay Area.

    Feel free to get more information about Lipson Pretorius, LLP and Attorney Hendrik Pretorius at www.lipsonpretorius.com.

     If you have questions about the content of the workshop, please email Hendrik at:







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Silicon Valley Pad
1370 Willow Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)

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Silicon Valley Startup: Idea to IPO

Entrepreneurship permeates the culture of Silicon Valley -- the innovation capital of the world. Taking a startup from idea to IPO has taken on mythical proportions in Silicon Valley. Many dream the dream, with hopes of launching the "next big thing".

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