Back to Top skip to main content
GandS U.S. Immigration Logo
Oct 18, 2016

Jonathan Grode to assist the Purdue Foundry with J-1 Visa Entrepreneurial Program

Jonathan A. Grode

Purdue Research Foundation and the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced an agreement to support increased startup creation through J-1 Visa opportunities for international researchers and/or students based at the Purdue Foundry.

The Purdue Foundry exists to help Purdue University students, faculty and local alumni move ideas to the marketplace more quickly. It is a place to transform innovators into entrepreneurs by providing advice on entity formation, ideation, market analysis and business model development. The Purdue Foundry is focused on helping individuals at Purdue who have business or product ideas and want to turn them into a company. The process and passion for the success of each company is driven by the entrepreneur and while the Foundry provides support, education and additional tools to help each client reach success.

The J-1 Visa, a designated exchange visitor program, is issued by the United States Department of State. Purdue University is the second university in the United States to be granted the authorization to submit applications through this program for visiting researchers stationed at its incubator location, the Purdue Foundry.

U.S. practice director Jonathan Grode will assist Purdue Foundry in the development of best pathways to utilize the newly established J-1 Visa entrepreneurial program.

“It’s a progressive strategy for Purdue and the state of Indiana to utilize the relatively new J-1 Visa program,” Grode said. “I’m impressed with their forward-thinking practices and believe this initiative will lay the groundwork that others will follow. This program offers far more flexibility and usability than the modified H-1B program for entrepreneurial activity found at other institutions. It is not a cure all, but a great tool to help potential entrepreneurs realize their full potential.”

Related Team

Jonathan Grode

Jonathan A. Grode

215-395-8959

215-395-8959

email Jonathan

Philadelphia (US Headquarters)
Providence (New England)

Full Biography

Jonathan A. Grode

Recent Blogs

Apr 21, 2021

DHS Has Announced an Additional 22,000 Visas for the H-2B Visa Program

After considerable pressure from small business owners and H-2B industry supporters, DHS has agreed to release an additional 22,000 H-2B visas, with 6,000 of those visas being earmarked for workers from Northern Triangle countries (Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala). According to DHS, employers wishing to obtain workers through this visa release will have to conduct additional advertising, and explain how their businesses will suffer without these workers. Learn more in this blog.

Apr 13, 2021

F-1 Students Seeking Optional Practical Training Can Now File Form I-765 Online

On April 12. 2021 USCIS announced that F-1 students can now file Form I-765 Application for Employment Authorization online when applying for Pre-Completion OPT, Post-Completion OPT, or a 24-month OPT STEM extension. Learn more in this blog.

Apr 07, 2021

H, L, J-Visa Holders No Longer Suspended from Entry into the United States but Most Noncitizens Remain Subject to Travel Restrictions

Presidential Proclamation 10052, suspending H-1B, H-2B, J and L admissions, expired March 31, 2021. Ongoing 2019 novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) public health travel restrictions remain in place requiring travelers from certain areas to qualify for national interest exceptions. U.S. Consulates are still operating at reduced levels and will have to work through backlogs as the pandemic ends. Learn more in this blog.