Empowering Foreign Talent in USA We are a team of entrepreneurs and advisors graduated from colleges & universities in the U.S.
We were founded by entrepreneurs and advisors from MIT and Harvard.
Our Work We help foreign talent to come to the US, study and research in our schools/universities; continue to have a positive experience in our country after graduation; and for those who want to extend their exposure to our country, obtain practical work experience. We also help graduates and their colleges and universities to remain compliant in the reporting to the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System.
We work with students, colleges and universities
Universities and colleges around the country train innumerable foreigners who would welcome the opportunity to put their new-found skills into practice, while becoming better acquainted with the United States, its people, culture, and business practices.
We started in Boston. And will grow across the US and the world.
The Boston area is the densest innovation hub in the world. There are more than 300 universities and research centers within one hour drive. 
Our plans include expanding into other hubs in the US and eventually the world.
Our founders
Our founders come from MIT and Harvard and are being joined by talent from around the educational and industry world. Although we live in America, we are worldwide professionals. We have conducted business all around Latin America, Europe, South Africa, the Middle East and Asia; and counting. But most importantly we experienced adapting to foreign cultures including that of the United States.
Gustavo Bottan FOUNDER
Gustavo is our CEO, and our global innovation voice. For over 20 years he has developed business relations with suppliers, partners, and customers worldwide. An MIT Sloan graduate, he has lived and worked in Argentina, Sweden, Italy, China and the US. He is also an MIT startup panel advisor.
Christina Björnström PARTNER
Christina is our talent master. She has worked in entrepreneurship for over 12 years, supporting start-ups with recruitment, team development and public relations. A Harvard graduate, she has lived in Holland, Sweden, the UK, and the US. She is fluent in Japanese, Swedish, English, Spanish, and Dutch.
Our Advisors
Alejandro Chafuen PRESIDENT, Atlas Economic Research Foundation Hispanic American Center for Economic Research
Recipient of the 2014 Walter Judd Freedom Award from the Fund for American Studies (TFAS) for advancing the cause of freedom and economic development through his tireless leadership in founding and nurturing think tanks around the world. Dr. Chafuen is an accomplished writer and speaker, recognized in the US and internationally. He writes a weekly column at Forbes on Intellectual Entrepreneurs, Think Tanks, Policy Scholars, Champions of Innovation and immigration (link). Alex is a graduate of the International College with a Ph.D. in Economics and of Grove City College. He has an Honorary Doctorate from Universidad Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala. He lives in Washington, D.C. where he is active in academic and civic circles.
Michael George CEO, Continuum
Michael George has over 25 years of experience in starting, building and leading world-class technology companies. He has served as CEO at Continuum since 2011, a Managed Services Provider (MSP) with worldwide reach. He previously served as CEO at OATSystems, Bowstreet, and Interlynx, and held executive leadership positions at TALX Corporation and DEKA Corporation. Michael founded the Continuum Veterans Foundation, a nonprofit organization providing financial support to local and national charities that focus on helping veterans find jobs in IT, and serves on its Board of Directors. Michael is a graduate of Suffolk University where he served as a Trustee for 10 years and completed MIT's Birthing of Giants Executive MBA Program.
William English Assistant Professor of Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy, McDonough School of Business Georgetown University
Bill English is a political economist with scholarly interests in ethics, education, and public policy. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Duke University in 2010 writing on the nature of ethical persuasion and its role in institutional change. Following Duke, Bill taught at Brown University as a post-doctoral research associate with the Political Theory Project working on the philosophy of social science and the biological foundations of human behavior. He then spent five years at Harvard University, first as a research fellow and then as the research director of the Edmond J Safra Center for Ethics where he pursued empirical and normative investigations of “institutional corruption.” He is currently finishing a book that explores common sources of institutional corruption and strategies for reform. Bill also served as a research associate with the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching, where his research examined new educational technologies, the value of humanistic learning, and questions about civic education and the public role of universities. His work has appeared in a range of scholarly journals, including the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Theoretical Politics, and Business Ethics Quarterly. Bill joined the McDonough School of Business as an assistant professor of Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy in the fall of 2016.
Andreas Wiedmer DIRECTOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAMS, The Catholic University of America
He was previously the co-founder of SEVEN Fund, a philanthropic organization promoting enterprise solutions to poverty, finding the best entrepreneurs in emerging markets, working closely with investors, and leaders around the world to foster enterprise solutions to poverty and promote virtuous business practices. Andreas is an advisor to the Zermatt Summit, an annual business leadership event that strives to humanize globalization. He also serves as an advisor to Transforming Business, a research and development project at the University of Cambridge, UK. He is on the board of directors at the New Paradigm Research Fund, Virtual Research Associates and The World Youth Alliance and The Carpenter's Fund, a senior collateral lender to small and medium size businesses and projects in emerging markets. Andreas is a seasoned business executive with experience in high-tech and international business strategy consulting and economic development. He was an executive in residence at Highland Capital Partners, a venture capital firm. He served as CEO of OTF Group (formerly part of the Monitor Group) and helped lead Eprise Corporation, Dragon Systems and FTP Software. He is an accomplished author on the connection between entrepreneurship, the human spirit, and economic development. A chapter entitled Ministering to the Pioneers of Prosperity was recently published in Springer's Ethical Economy series book Free Markets and the Culture of Common Good. He has authored articles and been featured in various business and general interest media including The Financial Times, CNN, The Wall Street Journal Live, Huffington Post, Fortune Magazine, Washington Times, Boston Globe, Bloomberg News, FastCompany, SiriusXM, Al Jazeera, and First Things. Andreas served as a Pontifical Swiss Guard from 1986-1988, protecting Pope John Paul II. Andreas holds two business degrees from Switzerland, plus a B.S. in International Business from Merrimack College and an M.A. in Ministry from St. John’s Seminary in Boston. He is a citizen of Switzerland and the United States, and speaks English, German, Italian, and French.
Eric Melin Technologist, Entreprenerur,
Eric Melin has been a co-founder or early-stage employee to several successful ventures including venture-capital backed web/software/SaaS entities with expertise in open source technologies - he is a Judge/Mentor/Participant at leading business plan competitions such as HULT International School of Business, MIT 100K, Harvard Business School, Boston University, Kauffman Foundation, William James Foundation and MassChallenge. Eric attained his degree from Boston College and the Boston University School of Management. Began his career in Management Consulting and has over 15 years of online advertising experience. He has held senior executive positions and involved in a number of roles in companies like Planet Shoes, PopuTrust, United Site Services, Inc., Ace Tickets, Etronics.com, binoculars.com, Baby Toytown, Inc., 1800PetMeds (NASDAQ: PETS). Mr. Melin is the founder of several business ventures in the United States including: the first Search Engine Marketing (SEM/SEO/PPC) firm helping SME's grow via the web; Lingerie Planet, and BEER BITES. Social Responsibility is an important aspect of his professional life. He was previously the founder of The Corporate Awareness Group, Inc. a software startup, which developed mobile and technology tools for Socially Responsible Investors to screen investment portfolios for social issues such as tobacco, abortion, defense spending, environment, human rights, and immigration. More recently, Eric gives back via a global micro-finance and micro-philanthropy NGO he founded called Philanthropist.org, which realizes Entrepreneurship as a solution to Poverty. He has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Mass High Tech, Boston Business Journal, and other trade journals.
Eduardo Marty PROFESSOR, Political Economy and CEO, Entrepreneurial Education
Eduardo Marty is an accomplished professional in the Academic and Non-Profit international sector. His vision and efforts advancing the global entrepreneurship mission has been recognized by Junior Achievement (JA) one of the longest serving organizations focused on inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy through entrepreneurship programs. Eduardo has been involved with JA for the last 25 years and founded Junior Achievement Argentina where he still serves as CEO. Eduardo, a Professor of Political Economy at the Universidad Francisco Marroquín and at the University of Buenos Aires is an experienced lecturer and communicator. He produced and reported in radio on a number of subjects related to Economy and Entrepreneurship in Argentina. He has studied at Philosophy and Economics at ESEADE, Economics at Grove City College, and Accounting and Finance at the University of Buenos Aires.
Together we help foreign students and graduates at US colleges and universities, to contribute, experience, and learn about America.
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