10 May Global EIR featured on NPR Morning Edition

We're proud to share that Global EIR was covered nationally on 3 May by NPR Morning Edition! Morning Edition's coverage tells our story through one of the UMass Global EIR founders, Paulo Melo of doDoc. Through Global EIR, Paulo had the support he needed to build doDoc....

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23 Nov Expired Visa? Babson Wants To Help

Babson College will be the first private school to offer a program that helps entrepreneurs with expiring visas stay in the country. The Global Entrepreneur in Residence (GEIR) program, announced yesterday (June 15), will be run through the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship and will...

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01 Sep UMSL launching accelerator for international entrepreneurs this month

A new project at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, the UMSL International Accelerator, is launching this month with the goal of creating pathways for international entrepreneurs to accelerate the growth of their businesses in St. Louis. The accelerator has received a $50,000 gift from Civic Progress, an organization of CEOs and...

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29 Aug Civic Progress invests in UMSL International Accelerator project

[caption id="attachment_327" align="alignleft" width="818"] Civic Progress representative Kathleen Stroup (front row, left) recently presented a check for $50,000 to UMSL Accelerate’s Dan Lauer (front row, center) and UMSL Chancellor Tom George (front row, right). Standing (from left) are College of Business Administration Dean Charlie Hoffman,...

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06 Jul US colleges court foreign entrepreneurs who need visas

BOSTON (AP) — He came to America on a student visa, earned a master's degree from Babson College and is now starting a new business, but Abhinav Sureka worries that he'll have to return to India. To stay, he needs an H-1B visa, a temporary...

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04 Apr Don’t send foreign entrepreneurs packing

MANY HIGH-TECH entrepreneurs dread this time of year — the annual lottery for H-1B visas is about to get underway. More than 300,000 skilled foreign workers will apply to receive one of only 85,000 of the magic tickets that allow them to take jobs in...

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14 Mar Railroad executive lost out in Mass., but wins in Md.

Two years ago, Jim O’Leary lost his bid to continue running the MBTA’s commuter railroad. But that hasn’t stopped him from expanding his transit empire. Instead of worrying about the Rockport or Franklin lines, the former Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad chairman will turn his attention...

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10 Feb How Tech Startup Founders Are Hacking Immigration

Standing under fluorescent lights at a San Francisco hospital, employees of Medisas Inc. were celebrating the debut of their medical records software. It was the product of two years of planning, coding, and countless meetings with hospital administrators, all driven by Gautam Sivakumar, the startup’s founder and chief executive...

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17 Sep Mass. ‘Global Entrepreneur’ program gets boost from bank deal

A program that gives foreign students who attend Massachusetts colleges and universities the option of staying in the Bay State to build their businesses got a boost Thursday from Silicon Valley Bank. Gov. Deval Patrick established the so-called "Global Entrepreneur in Residence Program," administered by the...

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08 May Baker budget proposes $100,000 for foreign entrepreneurs’ program

A month after cutting a $1 million program that would help foreign entrepreneurs grow new businesses in Massachusetts, Governor Charlie Baker’s administration has earmarked $100,000 to resurrect the effort, as part of the budget for the next fiscal year. Though the funding is a small fraction of the...

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