March 10, 2016

IHP and Greenberg Traurig Present 1st Annual International Entrepreneurs Summit of Philadelphia on March 22

Greenberg Traurig, LLP and International House Philadelphia are partnering to present the 1st Annual International Entrepreneurs Summit of Philadelphia, a free event on Tuesday, March 22 featuring distinguished panelists that will share their expertise on how to launch new businesses and ventures in the Greater Philadelphia region. Open to the public, the Summit will be held at International House, 3701 Chestnut Street, in Philadelphia. Registration begins at 4:45 p.m., and the program starts at 5:15 p.m.

The International Entrepreneurs Summit of Philadelphia will be a forum for discussing topics that are particularly relevant to aspiring international entrepreneurs, from raising venture capital and navigating immigration law requirements to finding local resources. The panelists will include esteemed experts in their fields and successful international entrepreneurs, who will share their insights, experience and practical tips on starting and building your business or venture. Following the panel sessions, all attendees will have the opportunity to network with entrepreneurs, investors, government representatives and other professionals.   
Participating organizations include: The Science Center, SELECT Greater Philadelphia, Temple University, Drexel University and Robin Hood Ventures. 
“Philadelphia is becoming an international hub for scholars, researchers, and entrepreneurs from around the world,” said Greenberg Traurig Counsel Nataliya Rymer, who is also a Board member at International House Philadelphia. “The goal of this Summit is to inform them about opportunities and success stories in Philadelphia and connect them with people and resources so they will pursue their entrepreneurial dreams in this region.” 

Tanya Steinberg, President and CEO of International House Philadelphia, which houses students, scholars and professional trainees from more than 75 countries around the world, said the Summit “will help the next generation of international entrepreneurs unlock their growth potential right here in Philadelphia.” 
The Summit panelists include:
  • Tulio Albuquerque, Chief Executive Officer Partner of Initbridge;
  • Beth Cohen, Director of Global Emerging Growth Services, Greenberg Traurig;
  • Amir Fardshisheh, Co-Founder and CEO of Herban Quality Eats;
  • David Gitlin, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, where he leads the firm’s Emerging Technology Practice;
  • Marc Kramer, Executive Director of the Private Investors Forum, which introduces entrepreneurs to Angel investors;  
  • Jeanne Nevelos, Vice President of Business Expansion Services at SELECT Greater Philadelphia;
  • Dhairya Pujara, Founder and CEO of Ycenter, where he has created community-centered projects in Mozambique, Africa and India;
  • Nataliya Rymer, Of Counsel, Greenberg Traurig, where she focuses her practice on employment-based immigration and compliance;
  • Karina Sotnik, Digital Portfolio Manager, PCI Ventures;
  • Ellen Weber, Executive Director, Robin Hood Ventures, and Executive Director of Temple University’s Fox School of Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute. 
To register for the Summit, click here.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1,900 attorneys serving clients from 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is No. 1 on the 2015 Law360 Most Charitable Firms list, third largest in the U.S. on the 2015 Law360 400, Top 20 on the 2015 Am Law Global 100, and among the 2015 BTI Brand Elite. More information at:
About Greenberg Traurig’s Emerging Technology Practice
Greenberg Traurig’s Emerging Technology Group is a multidisciplinary legal team focused on guiding emerging technology companies through all the stages of their development, from initial business formation through angel or venture capital financing to initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions. Drawing on the firm’s broad platform, the group offers clients a streamlined approach to meeting their diverse legal needs – a single team that can scale up its services as clients’ businesses grow. The attorneys regularly advise clients on a host of pressing legal issues, from IP protection and software/IT matters through labor and employment, compensation, and tax issues.
About International House Philadelphia
International House Philadelphia is where students, scholars and professional trainees from  around the world, including the United States, come to live and learn. Its three-fold mission is to maintain a diverse and welcoming community for scholars from around the world, while introducing them to the American experience; to broaden the horizons of its residents and the Greater Philadelphia community through high-quality international arts and humanities programs; and to encourage understanding, respect and cooperation among people of all nations and cultures.