Entrepreneur Overcame U.S. Immigration with 01 visa. Entrepreneur Overcame U.S. Immigration with 01 visa. There has been a lot of discussion about immigration in the last few years, and segmented somewhere in this discussion is the proposition for a startup visa that is very much needed for foreign entrepreneurs who are creating jobs for thousands of Americans each year. In fact, according to this Inc. Magazine article, immigrant founders started 52 percent of all Silicon Valley companies between 1995 and 2005. However, there has been no luck for foreign entrepreneurs as the startup visa has gotten stuck in the middle of all the other immigration issues congress is facing. Currently, foreign entrepreneurs have a few options if they really want to stay in the U.S. First, they can get hired by a company that can sponsor their H1-B Visa. Second, they can opt to get an Investor Visa (E2 Visa). Lastly, there’s the Extraordinary Ability Visa (O-1 Visa), which is dubbed as the genius visa awarded to those who can prove that they are near the top of their profession. The bar for this last one is known to be set pretty high where the founder must have achieved national or international acclaim. The qualifications makes it look impossible to achieve, but this doesn’t mean one can’t achieve it. Read more here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-ongchoco/this-25-year-old-entrepre_b_8524720.html https://immigrationinamerica.wordpress.com/2016/04/20/focus-on-the-01-visa-for-immigrants-in-the-tech-space/ https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsRqslCYCsgFMoy3i8ZaAc_gsb5Wz39cP Extraordinary Ability Visa | Visa o1 | 01 Visa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTc-lPZ2f5g.