After several years of pushing for legislative reform, some startup/investor leaders have turned to alternative methods of fixing the startup visa problem. The Massachusetts Global Entrepreneurship in Residence (GEIR) program was the result. Today, the second state following the Massachusetts model will launch- Colorado’s CU Boulder. The University of Colorado Boulder’s Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship this fall will pilot a new Entrepreneurs In Residence (EIR) program to bring mentorship to students and allow entrepreneurs domestically and from around the world to be part of Colorado’s vibrant startup community – Here is the press release.
Congratulations to CU Boulder and the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship for taking this bold move and to everyone involved in the creation of this program. We will look forward to hearing more news in due course.