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Immigration Issues for Entrepreneurs, Tech Professionals, and Startups

Silicon Valley Startup: Idea to IPO

Thursday, November 7, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PST)

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Go to Room 2-10 (behind the campus bookstore). Park in lot 6. Parking on campus is $2.



Or pay $30 at the door (cash only).


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.

Attendees can receive a complimentary initial consultation with our speaker scheduled at a convenient time.



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

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm  Presentation

8:00 pm to 9:00 pm  Q & A, Networking




About Our Speaker:











Attorney Hendrik Pretorius of Pretorius Law, 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.

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 Pretorius Law and Attorney Hendrik Pretorius at www.pretoriuslaw.com.


In partnership with the Center for Entrepreneurial Opportunities, the workshop is being held at Canada College.

Please review the campus map below in advance of the event so you can locate the meeting room seamlessly.  



Park in Parking Lot 6.  Purchase a parking pass at one of the machines in the parking lot.  Parking costs $2 per day. Walk up the hill to the main campus.


Canada Campus Map

The workshop is in Room 2-10 (Building 2, Room 10, behind the campus bookstore.





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When & Where

Canada College
4200 Farm Hill Blvd
Redwood City, CA 94061

Thursday, November 7, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PST)

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Silicon Valley Startup: Idea to IPO

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