Greenberg Traurig Co-Presents the First Annual International Entrepreneurs Summit of Philadelphia

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Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP and International House Philadelphia are partnering to present the 1st Annual International Entrepreneurs Summit of Philadelphia Tuesday, March 22.

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP and International House Philadelphia are partnering to present the 1st Annual International Entrepreneurs Summit of Philadelphia Tuesday, March 22. Three Greenberg Traurig attorneys will be panelists at the Summit: Beth Cohen, director of the firm’s Global Emerging Growth Services; David Gitlin, co-chair of the firm’s Emerging Technology Practice; and Nataliya Rymer, of counsel in the firm’s Business Immigration & Compliance Practice. The Summit will be held at International House, 3701 Chestnut Street, in Philadelphia, and begin at 5:15 p.m.

Summit panelists will discuss topics that are particularly relevant to aspiring international entrepreneurs, from raising venture capital and navigating immigration law requirements to finding local resources. The panelists are esteemed experts in their fields and successful international entrepreneurs, who will share their insights, experience, and practical tips on starting and building a business or venture. Following the panel sessions, all attendees will have the opportunity to network with entrepreneurs, investors, government representatives, and other professionals. The Summit panelists include:

  •     Tulio Albuquerque, Chief Executive Officer and Partner at Initbridge;
  •     Beth Cohen, Director of Global Emerging Growth Services at Greenberg Traurig;
  •     Amir Fardshisheh, Co-Founder and CEO at Herban Quality Eats;
  •     David Gitlin, Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig;
  •     Marc Kramer, Executive Director at Private Investors Forum;
  •     Jeanne Nevelos, Vice President of Business Expansion Services at SELECT Greater Philadelphia;
  •     Dhairya Pujara, Founder and CEO at Ycenter;
  •     Nataliya Rymer, Of Counsel at Greenberg Traurig;
  •     Karina Sotnik, Digital Portfolio Manager at Penn Center for Innovation;
  •     Ellen Weber, Executive Director at Robin Hood Ventures, and Executive Director at Temple University’s Fox School of Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute.

Cohen advises clients on emerging growth issues, and counsels early and growth stage clients in connection with key strategic initiatives, including raising capital. She also advises foreign companies in connection with their entry into the U.S. market.

Gitlin focuses his practice on corporate and securities, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, technology development, and corporate finance. For more than 30 years, he has counseled foreign clients doing business in the United States and U.S. clients doing business abroad.

Rymer focuses her practice on employment-based immigration and compliance. She represents clients in a wide range of employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant matters, including professionals, managers and executives, artists and entertainers, treaty traders and investors, immigrant investors, and persons of extraordinary ability.

“Philadelphia is becoming an international hub for scholars, researchers, and entrepreneurs from around the world,” said Rymer, 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.”

Participating organizations include: The Science Center, SELECT Greater Philadelphia, Drexel University, Temple University, University of Pennsylvania, and Robin Hood Ventures.

To register for the Summit, visit

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 more than 75 countries 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. To learn more, visit

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