Making In America: Calling All Immigrant Founders & Creators
🇺🇸 We believe in the American Renaissance: Build Here and Build Now!
⚡Meet ambitious leaders and professionals who moved to America to chase dreams, build companies, and create jobs.
🧑🎓 We also encourage international students to register for a chance to network with immigrant founders and creators to seek guidance on how to navigate immigration. Preference would be given to those who are actively building companies, creating content, or have already obtained job offers.
The business world has many people playing zero sum games and a few playing positive sum games searching for each other in the crowd - Naval Ravikant
🎙️ The event will begin with a panel featuring:
Ankur Nagpal: First-generation immigrant, Ankur Nagpal, at the age of 31, sold his course platform, Teachable, for $250 million in 2020. Before launching Teachable he earned millions by developing Facebook applications.
Currently, he's working on Carry, a platform designed to assist business owners and solopreneurs save money on taxes through solo 401ks and personalized advice.
Ali Debow: Ali is a Gen-Z entrepreneur connecting the world. Born and raised in Hong Kong with a Canadian background, she is passionate about being the entrepreneurial cross-cultural bridge between Chinese and Western business.
Ali is the Co-Founder of Swsh, a social app aimed at strengthening true friendships and designed to provide an effortless and enjoyable way to maintain relationships beyond mere follower counts on social media. Her startup recently secured $1.7 million in pre-seed funding.
More names will be added to the panel soon to showcase a diverse array of immigrant founder journies.
💡 The event will feature virtual keynotes from:
Sriram Krishnan: First-generation immigrant, Sriram Krishnan is a GP at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. He previously led product teams at Microsoft, Twitter, Yahoo!, Facebook, and Snap.
Aarthi Ramamurthy: Aarthi Ramamurthy serves as Chief Technology and Product Officer at Rithum, an influential and trusted commerce network. She has built products that billions of people use every day at Microsoft, Meta, and Netflix. She is an active angel investor supporting early-stage technology startups. Aarthi is a first-generation immigrant.
Saagar Enjeti: Saagar Enjeti is the host of YouTube's most-watched political news show, Breaking Points. Saagar was previously a White House Correspondent and has interviewed politicians, a sitting US president, and has also been interviewed by Joe Rogan. Saagar is a second-generation immigrant.
Always pay it forward. And don’t keep count - Naval Ravikant
🌍 This event will end with a mixer where panelists, founders, and creators will network with each other and meet international students. Immigrant entrepreneurs who aspire to build companies often have to jump over logistical hurdles while dealing with immigration. We will try our best to guide you in the right direction, put you in connection with folks who will write letters of recommendation, connect you to potential employers, or be a bouncing board for your ideas.
👋 This event is organized by Sagnik Basu, an immigrant entrepreneur currently working in news and co-founder of a production agency. Sagnik was born in India and sought education in the United Kingdom. He moved to the USA by himself in 2017 with $300, because he likes bigger portion sizes.
He believes in American dynamism and wants to support others who are building in the USA. This event represents the essence of creativity, advancement, and perseverance that propels the United States onward.
Needless to say, please come as you are. You don't have to be an immigrant to register for this event. We welcome EVERYONE who believes in America, the spirit of entrepreneurship, and is ready to have a good time!
📸 Photography and Filming
Please note that this event will be photographed and filmed. We reserve the right to use photos and videos from the event for marketing purposes. By attending the event you consent to your image being used for these purposes.