This free virtual summit honors refugee & immigrant business owners who are seeking tools & mentorship to reach the next level.
While immigrants & refugees are 25% more likely to start a business, we understand that the resources & tools for immigrant entrepreneurs are often limited. Particularly during this unprecedented time, BBB aims to equip & empower all immigrants entrepreneurs with the necessary resources.
This one-day summit will cover the foundational topics of incorporating your business, financing your business, & marketing your business. This is perfect for those who are looking to start & early-stage entrepreneurs, as we will share resources and tools available to immigrant communities.
11:30 AM | Summit Open & Welcome Remarks
Rosie Carrillo, Community Impact Analyst, BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest
Linda Karimi, Director of Hospitality & Business Development, BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest
11:40 AM | Keynote
Mahesh Thakur, Vice President of Product Management, GoDaddy
12:00 PM | Getting Started: Incorporating your business
Iliana G. Perez, Director of Research & Entrepreneurship, Immigrants Rising
12:30 PM | Financing your business + Access to Capital
Daniel Fitzgerald, Regional Director, California Small Business Development Council
Jose Anca, Capital Access Manager, Kiva
1:00 PM | Starting your business in the digital realm :
E-Commerce: Tayde Aburto, CEO, U.S Business Association of E-Commerce
1:30 PM | Resources & General Support Panel:
Iliana G Perez, Director of Research & Entrepreneurship, Immigrants Rising
Danielle Luna, Economic Economic Empowerment Supvr, International Rescue Committee
Donna DeBerry, President & CEO, Central San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce
Jason Paguio, President & CEO, Asian Business Association of San Diego
Christina Gonzalez, Director of Marketing & Operations, AZ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
2:00 PM | Closing Remarks + GoDaddy Giveaways
BBB Serving Pacific Southwest