UMass Boston - Venture Development Center
The VDC is a thriving community of promising entrepreneurs in residence from around the world launching innovative technology and life science companies in our incubator, and talented students from our own university preparing for careers in venture capital backed companies.
Our mission is to make work visas fast and easy. Built on 10+ years of getting venture-backed founders visas, Legalpad combines software and attorneys to get the world’s best entrepreneurs and technologists working in the US.
With more than 20 years of immigration experience, the Law Office of Christine Troy has a proven track record of developing honest and effective solutions to complex immigration situations. We thrive in creative and agile problem-solving and embrace the intricacy of legal cases when other attorneys have told clients there was no hope. Our practice focuses on immigration for businesses and families.
Getson & Schatz
Getson & Schatz, P.C. is an experienced immigration law firm conveniently located in downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Our immigration lawyers represent corporations, individuals and families in all areas of immigration law including immigrant visa and non immigrant visa applications, employment and family immigration, asylum, citizenship, and deportation defense.
Alcorn Immigration Law
With offices located in Silicon Valley, California & New York City, Alcorn Immigration Law supports clients around the world with United States inbound immigration. We obtain U.S. visas, green cards, and citizenship for entrepreneurs, investors, technology professionals, and their families. 2019 Global Law Experts Awards Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.
Supporting Strategies provides full HR, benefits, accounting and payroll support to scaling companies. We work with Janean Sullivan at the company. Pillar's Sarah Hodges has worked with Supporting Strategies across several startups.
Stephanie Walzak Consulting
Stephanie Walzak runs a compensation consultancy business working directly with CEOs, Senior Execs, and Boards of several promising pre- and post-IPO companies. Pillar Partner, Sarah Hodges, worked with Stephanie at her last company and had an extremely positive collaboration.
Gray Scalable's team of recruiting and HR professionals help companies grow and evolve their people practices to match the standards of the world’s leading tech companies. From pre-Series A to post-IPO companies, they help build teams and develop customized programs that engage your people and advance your culture. Pillar portfolio companies have worked with Charlie Gray at the company.
Beyond the Workplace
Beyond HR provides end-to-end HR consulting services with a focus on employment practices and strategy, employee relations, and employee communications. If you're a Pillar portfolio company, view your onboarding portal section for a special introductory offer. We work with Wendy Silver at the company.
Global EIR Program
The Global EIR Program (GEIR) is a pioneering solution for entrepreneurs struggling with the uncertainty and limitations of the U.S. visa system. Immigrant entrepreneurs are hired part-time by the university – procuring their expertise to contribute to the entrepreneurial community while at the same time obtaining an H1B visa (exempt from the annual quota due to special dispensation for non-profits) to allow them to remain in the community to build their startup.