Want to Start a Business in the U.S. Without Citizenship? This Is How One Entrepreneur Did It.

This Czech business owner speaks about the obstacles that unexpectedly popped up without citizenship.

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In this video, Daniel Cervenka, CEO of Setle (an online payment platform), speaks with Entrepreneur Network partner Alley about his most resilient moment.

Cervenka points to an early moment in the company's history, when it was set up inside an incubator and equipped with a grant from Google. At the time, Cervenka was also grappling with securing a visa to properly conduct his business.

Suddenly, Cervenka came up against barriers to start the business, since the undertaking was considered financially uncertain. Many tasks that would have been simple for a citizen became obstacles. However, getting past these obstacles helped the CEO develop a thicker skin and become more familiar with the difficulties of running a startup.

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Jason Saltzman is a seasoned entrepreneur with a background in sales and marketing. Through his role as CEO of Alley and as a TechStars mentor, he advises hundreds of startups, offering real-life practical application and creative marketing advice.  

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