About Global EIR

Solving the Startup Visa Problem

What is the Global EIR program?

The Global Entrepreneur-In-Residence (EIR) program allows universities and their centers for entrepreneurship to hire immigrant startup founders or partner with their startups to provide expert mentors for their entrepreneurial-minded students and giving the founders access to the visas they need to get back to the hard work of building great businesses and growing the American economy.

What is the Global EIR Coalition?

The Global EIR Coalition is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that supports universities around the country to set up and run their own Global EIR mentor programs and connects immigrant founders with those programs. Global EIR Coalition is especially proud to support mentor programs that enable women, people of color, and first-generation college students to acquire the skills they need to get their first internships and jobs in the tech industry.

People who we Help

If you’re an immigrant founder or international student considering a career in entrepreneurship, reach out and let’s talk about your visa options.

You may find another path to be more useful, but we can route you to an expert attorney to evaluate your immigration options.

Who we are?


Craig Montuori, Executive Director

Craig is the cofounder and executive director of the Global EIR Coalition. A former Caltech rocket engineer, he decided that fixing problems for startups through the political process was more fun and a bigger set of problems to solve.


Christopher Nicholson, Head of Strategy

Chris is the cofounder of Global EIR Coalition and the head of strategy. He has a background in political science, elections, and programming.