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Throwing the Innovation Incubator Out With the Dirty Immigration Bathwater

For more than 3 centuries talented immigrants have contributed to the US’s greatness. At a time when we are not producing enough home grown talent, we are no longer attracting the best and the brightest from around the world. Short-sighted post 9/11 immigration laws have caused a brain drain of people who came to the US legally but cannot obtain a H1B visa (or green card) to allow them to work, start companies, employ Americans and innovate. The visa system is broken and the impact this has had on skilled immigrants threatens our future capacity to innovate.

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Business Incubators: Growing Healthy Start-Ups

Thinking about starting a business? Get past the excitement of selling that perfect product or making it big in your market sector, and get down to what it takes to get a business up and running: space (garages and dorm rooms are fine but have their limitations), a business plan and the marketing savvy that goes along with it, technology basics, and that critical element of financing. Pulling those pieces together can be emotionally, physically, and financially exhausting, and potentially lethal to all but the hardiest of innovators.

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