179: From Law to Tech: Roman Zelichenko's Journey to Innovating Immigration Compliance
Sophie Alcorn Podcast
by Sophie Alcorn
11h ago
Discover the powerful intersection of law, technology, and entrepreneurship as we sit down with Roman Zelichenko, an ex-immigration attorney turned tech innovator. Roman’s journey is nothing short of inspiring – from his early days in finance, finding a surprising passion for immigration law, to becoming a key player at Fragomen.  Learn how his experiences as an immigrant from Ukraine shaped his determination to streamline and improve the immigration process through the creation of LaborLess, a groundbreaking tech startup, and GMI Rocket, a marketing agency devoted to helping immigration ..read more
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178: Empowering Global Innovation: Immigration Challenges and Solutions with Sam Newbold
Sophie Alcorn Podcast
by Sophie Alcorn
1w ago
What inspired a leading New York City immigration attorney to carve out a niche in the startup ecosystem? Join us for an enlightening conversation with Sam Newbold, whose passion for international human rights led him to the intersection of law and entrepreneurship. Discover how Sam turned his interest in humanitarian work into a thriving career, navigating the complexities of immigration law during a pivotal time for foreign entrepreneurs, especially in the vibrant New York startup scene. We break down the intricacies of L and EB-5 visa cases, focusing on the unique challenges faced during an ..read more
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177: A Discussion on Rebelling, Innovation, & Smarter Immigration Policies with Jonathan Grode
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by Sophie Alcorn
2w ago
When immigration law expert Jonathan Grode stops by, we don't just talk policy – we dissect the very fabric of American innovation and its lifeblood: immigration. Jonathan brings to the table a wealth of knowledge, passionately delving into how entrepreneurs thrive in the U.S.'s unique culture of risk and resilience. Our conversation spans the critical role immigrants play in the nation's economic engine and the urgent need for policies that nurture this dynamic, against the backdrop of a shifting political climate and demographic landscape.  We reveal the cracks and constraints in the U ..read more
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176: Foreign Workers & Export Controls in the Space Industry: Insights from Jack Shelton
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by Sophie Alcorn
3w ago
Venture into the enthralling realm of space law and export controls with our latest episode, featuring Jack Shelton, co-founder of Aegis Space Law. Jack began his career in maritime law, working for ocean carriers, and he currently focuses on export controls and contracts for the commercial space industry. Jack takes us on a stellar journey from his early days fascinated by the intricacies of maritime law, to his serendipitous discovery of a YouTube video that launched his career into the cosmos of space legalities. Together, we dissect the unique challenges faced by small space enterprises an ..read more
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175: The Importance of Self-Advocacy: Deb Dutta’s Journey from Product to Founder
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by Sophie Alcorn
1M ago
As I sat down with Deb Dutta, the visionary behind Criya, her story unfolded like a tapestry of resilience and innovation. From her early days on an F1 visa to becoming CEO of a groundbreaking AI startup, Deb's journey is a powerful narrative of an immigrant founder's rise in the tech world.  Deb opens up about the meticulous dance of securing an EB-1A visa amidst a challenging political landscape, and how this experience honed her skills in storytelling – a tool she believes is crucial for professional advancement. This dialogue isn't just about business strategies but also the human exp ..read more
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174: Authentic Connections: Lior Klisman's Journey to Building Borderless
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by Sophie Alcorn
1M ago
When the entrepreneurial spirit calls, few tales resonate as deeply as Lior Klisman's ascent with Sentant, his IT security startup. On today's show, Lior shares the thrills and spills of the startup journey, from the seed of an idea to the cusp of a significant company exit. It's a dance of determination and serendipity, where networking isn't just shaking hands – it's about real, authentic exchanges that can make or break your venture. Lior's personal insights provide a goldmine for fellow founders, and he gives us a sneak peek into his next venture, Borderless, which pledges solidarity with ..read more
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173: In Orbit with Alice Carruth: Insights on Space Exploration, Communication, and Innovation
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by Sophie Alcorn
1M ago
When Alice Carruth's voice first graced the airwaves with the T-Minus Space Daily podcast, little did she know it would skyrocket in popularity, much like the industry she meticulously reports on. Her journey from quiet beginnings to producing daily space news captures the essence of our latest conversation, where she captivates us with tales of satellites weaving through our day-to-day lives and private sector giants like SpaceX charting new courses for humanity.  Embark on a personal voyage with me as I recount my transition from television production to the vibrant space communications ..read more
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172: Turning Adversity into Opportunity: Faris Alami's Path from Refugee to Entrepreneur
Sophie Alcorn Podcast
by Sophie Alcorn
1M ago
Faris Alami's incredible life story unfolds in this episode, as he recounts his transformation from a Palestinian refugee to a notable entrepreneur and leader. His narrative is a testament to the indomitable human spirit and showcases the profound impact of vision and hard work. In a revealing conversation, Faris takes us through his early adversities during the first Gulf War, the cultural and educational challenges he faced in the United States, and the entrepreneurial triumphs that followed. His founding of International Strategic Management and advising roles offer a beacon of hope and a r ..read more
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171: Navigating Space Governance, Peace, and Inclusive Leadership
Sophie Alcorn Podcast
by Sophie Alcorn
2M ago
Embark on a transformative journey with Cynda Collins Arsenault, the philanthropic mind behind Secure World Foundation and Our Secure Future, as she shares her inspiring vision for a world where outer space serves as a conduit for global peace. This episode traverses Cynda's voyage from activism to entrepreneurship, revealing how she meshes the pursuit of personal success with the quest for societal betterment.   We also delve into the critical challenges of space debris management, the development of anti-satellite test regulations, and the exhilarating prospect of the Secure World ..read more
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170: Strategic Expansion for Founders: Lessons from Serial Entrepreneur David Rose
Sophie Alcorn Podcast
by Sophie Alcorn
2M ago
Ever wondered how to crack the code of US market expansion? Join us as David Rose, CEO of US Expansion Partners, shares the playbook for international founders to hit the ground running in the competitive American business landscape. His stories from scaling startups to lucrative exits are packed with wisdom on market timing, intuition, and the art of making your move at just the right moment. David's journey from Fortune 500 beginnings to startup stardom is a masterclass for entrepreneurs looking to make their mark.  Venture capital can seem like a world shrouded in mystery – and David i ..read more
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