$25 – $35

2017 Engaging Immigrant Entrepreneurs & Small Business Owners Forum

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The Boston Foundation

75 Arlington St

3rd fl.

Boston, MA 02116

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The engagement of immigrant communities is critical to the economic development of region and the Commonwealth's success. According to the Immigration Policy Center, 17.5% of the state's business owners are immigrants, and generated $2.8 billion in income for Massachusetts. Yet there continues to be a service gap to meet the needs of the immigrant business community. From the bodega to the biotech firm, service providers sometimes need support in order to identify and the understand the barriers their immigrant clients face in order to overcome them.

Back for the 3rd time by popular demand, this half day biennial forum was created to convene people representing small business service agencies, business attorneys, planners, policymakers, Main Streets programs, lenders, chambers of commerce, CDCs, immigrant assistance programs, academics, students and anyone interested in business development, diversity, community engagement and social impact.

  • Network
  • Share information on resources and initiatives
  • Learn about emerging policies and data and relative to supporting immigrant small business owners
  • Learn strategies and best practices for engaging immigrant communitie


Featuring: Keynote Speaker, Jose de la Rosa, co-founder, President and CEO of Guardian Healthcare

Also featuring presentations from:

- Alvaro Lima, Director of Research, Boston Redevelopment Authority

- Eduardo Crespo, Hispanic Market Solutions

- Many more!


Agenda:

8:30am - Breakfast & Networking
9:00am - Welcome + Keynote Speaker
9:30am - Panel 1
10:30am - Panel 2
11:30am - Breakout Workshops
12:30pm - Adjourn

Language Interpretation can be provided with 12 days advance notice.
Breakfast will be provided. Space is limited.

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The Boston Foundation

75 Arlington St

3rd fl.

Boston, MA 02116

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