Commonwealth Club Presents Blueseed: Innovators Without Borders
May 16, 2012 by chdeist
The Commonwealth Club, the nation’s oldest and largest public affairs forum, will be featuring The Blueseed Project and its CEO, Max Marty, in San Jose on Monday, May 21. The event begins at 6:30pm, and will take the format of a conversation between Marty and Vivek Wadhwa, an Indian-American technology entrepreneur and Vice President of Academics and Innovation at Singularity University. The conversation, moderated by The Huffington Post’s Small Business Editor Nate Hindman, will cover a number of important issues, including immigration policy, visa limitations, international policy, social entrepreneurship and more.
Marty and his co-founder, Dario Mutabdzija, are themselves immigrants, who have been fortunate enough to obtain citizenship, allowing them to work near Silicon Valley. However, billions of others from around the world, including millions of high-skilled immigrants, are unable to do the same because of strict limits on the number new entrants to the United States, and a painfully slow and complex application process. Blueseed aims to ameliorate this problem by providing a ship-based live/work/play space just beyond territorial waters, off the coast of the Bay Area, which will enable foreign entrepreneurs to get closer to the US’s hub of tech innovation.
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