Erin Klem  | December 4, 2015

The Startup That’s Making a Complex Immigration Process Simple

These days, when people talk about hot new startups, we often think of pure tech companies. We don’t always think of those companies that might leverage technology, in a large part or an ancillary way, to find new ways to solve old problems.

Such is the case with SimpleCitizen, a finalist in the recent Challenge Cup competition in Salt Lake City, Utah. Beneath the vaulted ceilings of the former church-turned-entrepreneurship center Church & State, the three-person team behind Simple Citizen competed against a host of other startups in the area for a chance to advance to the regional stage of this year’s Challenge Cup.

Founded just last year, SimpleCitizen works to improve the legal immigration process for individuals and families. The company offers online tools and resources that streamline the process in an affordable way–and they offer full legal review. The immigration process can be so complex and costly that it’s prompted an entire series on This is, simply put, the old problem that the startup aims to solve in a new way. Follow their Challenge Cup journey, as well as their competition, at