Company selected as an Innovator shaping the future via innovation

CHICAGO, May 17, 2016 — Techweek has named VISANOW, which integrates the best of people and technology to simplify and expedite the immigration process, to its 2016 Techweek100 Chicago list as a key Innovator.

VISANOW streamlines the tedious and confusing visa application process by automatically gathering required information, forms and documents from both the sponsor and foreign national, then dynamically generating a complete, accurate and personalized application. Each customer is assigned a designated team of experienced and knowledgeable VISANOW-affiliated attorneys, who review the applications and provide consistent, proactive counsel and personalized attention throughout the process. This combination of automation, transparency and high customer touch offers an unparalleled user experience — driving a net promoter score of 77.

“We’re proud to be recognized by Techweek on its Techweek100 list alongside so many distinguished technology organizations and their visionary leaders,” said Dick Burke, president and chief executive officer of VISANOW. “Our appearance on this list is reflective of the cutting-edge work our customers are doing and the role VISANOW is able to play on their behalf — seamlessly connecting them with the talent they require to innovate, via our immigration management platform.”

“At Centro, our mission is to deliver technology that simplifies digital advertising. We partner with like-minded companies such as VISANOW, whose technology helps us streamline our processes for hiring global engineering and software development talent that we need to fuel our growth,” said Emilie Clark, director of total rewards at Centro, a provider of enterprise-class software for digital advertising.

According to Techweek, being named to Techweek100 denotes recognition as part of an elite group at the forefront of the tech community in Chicago. Compiled by the local Techweek network each year, Techweek100 celebrates individuals and companies for their leadership, innovation and support for the local tech ecosystem. This year, Techweek100 was divided across three categories that embody key roles within the community: Ambassadors, Cultivators and Innovators. The Innovators category comprises companies, both established and startups, shaping the future via innovation.


Founded in Chicago in 1998, VISANOW is a global immigration services provider integrating the best of people and technology. The company offers a transparent and streamlined way to navigate the tedious and confusing visa application process. Its patented online platform provides fast response times, easy access to case information and comprehensive customer support — helping customers save time, money and stress. Since its inception, the company has prepared cases for tens of thousands of individual and business visa applications with a 95%+ VISANOW-affiliated attorney case approval rate.*

Website, technology platform and administrative services are provided by, Inc., a Delaware corporation. Legal services are provided by VISANOW-affiliated attorneys. *Approval is not guaranteed in any given case; approval depends on the specific facts and legal circumstances of each case. This excludes B-2 visas. Please visit for more information.