International Entrepreneur Summit

April 7, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone

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


Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-beSuEQVQkKh2Q_ySyPOcw?_x_zm_rtaid=eRgwmim1SzKmfhe7vvy6mw.1616437866619.f517bccf72f63b7dc9869445f4f2888c&_x_zm_rhtaid=113Y9E62JDMSi-AQ9hMfce0sA

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