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Is it possible to start a company when you are on a visa?  Of course!

Founding a Startup as an Immigrant 

APRIL 8, 2019

3:30-4:30 p.m. 

O'Hara Student Center, Dining Room 

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Nitin Pachisia


A common misnomer I often hear is, 'I have been told that I cannot start my own company in the US while I am on a visa.'  This is simply not true.


Nitin Pachisia, Founding Partner, Unshackled Ventures

Nitin Pachisia is an entrepreneur-turned-investor and recently featured in Forbes for his work with Unshackled Ventures, but prior to this he experienced the myths and misinformation that many immigrant entrepreneurs face when forming a startup.  

Join us for a discussion with Nitin as he shares his own experience founding startups while on a visa and how immigrant entrepreneurs can find the right information on how to start their next venture. 

For students:  Work as a part of the Unshackled team during the school year. Learn more here.

Learn About Unshackled Ventures 

Unshackled Ventures was started in 2014 with a single mission: help immigrant founders succeed faster.  It is an early stage venture capital fund created in 2014 to help foreign-born entrepreneurs succeed faster. Founded by immigrants, Unshackled helps innovators turn their idea into the next great American company.

By providing access to a unique network of co-investors and immigration support - including visa sponsorship and employment - Unshackled gives diverse entrepreneurs the opportunity to innovate and tackle some of the US’s biggest problems, ultimately improving the way we all live and work.

It invests in first-time entrepreneurs, immigrant entrepreneurs and is sector agnostic. Learn more about their what it is likely to invest in.