In this episode of Make Sense, I sit down with Sophie Alcorn, founder and CEO of Alcorn Immigration Law where she helps tech startups and their founders obtain visas and green cards to live and work legally in the United States. She is also the author of TechCrunch’s AskSophie – a weekly immigration column where she answers questions and share insights on US immigration for tech entrepreneurs and professionals. In this episode, we talk about tech in India, how the US is changing the AI landscape, and becoming a founder in a male-dominated field.
00:00 – What’s the deal with the White House executive order on artificial intelligence?
00:11 – Meet Sophie and Lindsay
02:51 – Should rivers and trees have the rights of people?
04:14 – Personalizing your tracking
09:08 – VCs are betting on India
14:43 – The US government is adjusting the AI landscape
31:50 – Sophie’s founder story
34:22 – Asking for an opportunity at TechCrunch (“If I knew success was guaranteed, what would I do today?”
Make Sense is a weekly series dedicated to talking about startup stories from the past, hysterical or mind-numbing blunders, how to do better. We also discuss how tech impacts us and how we can raise the bar when it comes to the ethics, morals, and standards in the tech industry.
About Sophie Alcorn
As the founder and CEO of Alcorn Immigration Law, Sophie helps tech startups and their founders obtain visas and green cards to live and work legally in the United States. A second-generation immigration attorney, she is also a Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law, a rare accreditation from the State of California Board of Legal Specialization.
Sophie author’s TechCrunch’s Ask Sophie™ weekly immigration column, where she answer questions and share insights on U.S. immigration for tech entrepreneurs and professionals. Her mission is to empower the world’s best and brightest tech talent to pursue their dreams in the U.S. and to drive innovation and economic growth. She am passionate about AI, ML, biotech, space tech and robotics, and I regularly work with Sequoia, a16z, and YC-backed startups in these fields.
Find and connect with Sophie and Alcorn Immigration Law on:
LinkedIn: Sophie Alcorn
LinkedIn: Alcorn Immigration Law
Facebook: Alcorn Immigration Law
Contact (https://www.alcorn.law/contact-us/) the Alcorn Team for a complimentary consultation to discuss immigration sponsorship solutions for your team. Be sure to mention the Make Sense podcast!
Like this video? Subscribe to my YouTube channel to watch new episodes each week!