Although 2020 turned out to be a difficult year in many different ways, things could have been worse without technology keeping us connected, masks protecting us from infection and, finally, vaccines that brought us hope. Here are just a few international entrepreneurs helping to improve our lives in the pandemic.
The new administration could reverse some of Trump’s immigration regulations and executive orders, but it might take time to undo the damage, experts warn. What should foreign entrepreneurs in the U.S. expect?
For years, international founders invested heavily in U.S. expansion. Now, New York, one of their top destinations, has been hit hard in the pandemic. How is the city’s global startup ecosystem dealing with the challenges?
U.S. tech companies founded by Belarusians have long been a source of pride for Europe’s last dictator Alexander Lukashenko. Now, as entrepreneurs are challenging his 26-year-old rule, they are feeling the same pressure as everyone else. Silicon Valley startups have also taken a hit.
The pandemic eliminated 36 percent of immigrant small-business owners, according to reports. Although the Paycheck Protection Program supported some entrepreneurs, most said their experience has been nothing but frustrating.
The "public charge” rule, which discouraged immigrants from seeking benefits, has been temporarily blocked. Until now, green card applicants, including immigrant entrepreneurs who temporarily used social services, such as Medicaid, could be disqualified.