Sophie Alcorn founded her own immigration-focused boutique law firm a few years ago, that has quickly become a go-to resource for founders and tech workers in the Bay Area and beyond.While immigration paperwork acceptance rates have been dropping for immigration paperwork under tougher requirements set by the Trump Administration, especially for H-1Bs, Alcorn says her firm is able to get 95% through on H-1Bs, with higher rates for some visa types.In the interview below, she shares some of the secrets of her success, as well as the challenges she’s overcome in the process of building her own company.You also can find dozens of quotes from satisfied clients at the end.And, if you, a colleague or loved one is looking to immigrate, she also has written up an article for Extra Crunch that breaks down the wide range of visas that you can choose from.You can read it here.
The rise of the internet has given every company the chance to be a global company.But as a founder, growing from your garage to the worldwide markets can be tricky business.That’s why we’ve assembled a panel of top-tier experts to talk through the peaks and pitfalls of scaling strategies at Disrupt Berlin in December.I’m very pleased to announce that Holger Seim, founder and CEO of audio startup Blinkist, Karoli Hindriks, founder and CEO of Jobbatical, and prominent Silicon Valley immigration attorney Sophie Alcorn will be joining us at the show, which runs December 11 and December 12.Holger Seim founded Blinkist in 2012.The learning service condenses the information and knowledge found in nonfiction books and repackages that info into small text or audio packets.
We’re here to tell you today’s the last day you can score early-bird savings to Disrupt Berlin 2019.The early–bird deadline ends tonight at 11:59 p.m. (CEST).For more details, go study the Disrupt Berlin 2019 agenda.Growing from a humble garage project into a global competitor may be possible… but easy?Learn the fine art of scaling your startup from a panel of experts who’ve been to the mountaintop.You’ll hear from Holger Seim, founder and CEO of Blinkist; Karoli Hindriks, founder and CEO of Jobbatical; and Sophie Alcorn, founding partner of Alcorn Immigration Law.
I’m an entrepreneur who created my first startup a few months ago. Once it gets off the ground, I’d like to visit the U.S. to test the market and meet with investors. Which visas would let me do that?
I’m the founder of an early-stage fintech startup. We really want to move to San Francisco to be near our lead investor. Can we use International Entrepreneur Parole? How does it work?
My startup is considering individuals who live outside the U.S. for a few positions we are looking to fill. Does it make sense to sponsor them for a visa to work remotely from somewhere in the U.S.?
Our startup has several employees on work visas or employment authorization. Many have been waiting for quite a while for the government to tell them their applications have been received. Why?
I do recruitment for tech startups. With a surge of VC investing, many startups are urgently hiring. Which visas offer the quickest options for international talent?
I launched a startup in Iran, and I’m happy to say it’s thriving. I'd like to expand in California. Now that Biden has eliminated the Muslim ban, is it possible? Is the pandemic still a problem?
I’ve been working on an H-1B in the U.S. for nearly two years, but I’m unhappy with my job. I want to start something of my own in the U.S. Are there any immigration options that would let me do that?
"Many have employees on OPT or STEM OPT who didn’t get selected in this year's H-1B lottery. Should we look to Canada?"