StartupVisa.Co Is Giving Immigration a Tech Update [VIDEO]

March 31, 2016

5:11 pm

Immigration and technology may not have always been synonymous, but one startup is looking to change that.

Inspired by his own trails with securing legalization, cofounder Juan Lopez Salaberry was inspired to help create Miami, FL-based StartupVisa.Co – a startup devoted to helping startup founders obtain permanent residency permission in the United States. His unique perspective as both cofounder and client helped to use this space to best tackle the difficulties that come along in the process of securing legalization.

In our interview with Salaberry at this year’s SXSW, he states:

“When we decided to start StartupVisa, we decided to basically tackle the mindset problem, which is ‘why would immigration be something hard?’ That’s difficult to grasp, and that feels [like] it’s just a luxury for some people but rather than just a legal right.”

StartupVisa’s mission is helping to bridge the gaps between the personal and the professional, as well as creating new possibilities for linking international startup founders with the access to expand within America. So often, social justice issues struggle to find space within the tech world, but with StartupVisa’s approach, there may be a way to bridge the two.

As their mission states, StartupVisa vows to rewrite the mindset and process of immigration. In doing so, they may be on their way to creating more positive change that goes beyond any one industry.

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Cameron is a tech and culture journalist, comic book enthusiast, and lives near New York City. A graduate of Stockton University, she's using her words to shift the world of online journalism, one byline at a time. When she's not writing, she can be found reading sci-fi novels, collecting succulents, and planning her next obnoxious hair color. Cameron is an editorial fellow at Tech.Co. Send your tips to or tweet @BlkGirlManifest.

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