This lecture will discuss options available to GW international students as they pursue their dreams through creating a business or startup.
Many of the most innovative and fastest growing businesses in the US have been founded by foreign nationals working or studying in the US. The GW Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in partnership with the GW International Services Office, presents the AMA (Ask Me Anything): Immigration Resources for GW Student Entrepreneurs session. This session will feature a brief lecture on general guidance for how current international students can navigate the US immigration system. This lecture will discuss the immigration options available to GW international students as they pursue their entrepreneurial dreams through creating a business or start up. Leading this event will be guest speaker, Lieselot Whitbeck, Global Immigration Lawyer at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP.
Please note that this is an online event. A Zoom link for the event will be sent to all registrants a few days prior to the session.
About the Speaker:
Lieselot Whitbeck is a global immigration lawyer at the firm Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP where she advises on immigration processes around the world. With more than seven years of experience guiding companies and individuals through immigration processes in the US and overseas, Lieselot provides immigration support for corporate assignments and relocations to Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia. Given her wide experience in immigration law, she also advises on complex naturalization, employment-based, family-based, and humanitarian immigration matters. Lieselot’s previous experience includes representing universities, individual families, small companies, and large multinational corporations in immigration matters. She missed being an immigrant herself by just a few months. She was born in the US shortly after her family’s immigration from Belgium.