2016 Schedule

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Thursday, Sep 15
4:00pm — 5:30pm
Spotlight Track- Commons on Champa
92 attending

Launching Denver's New American Entreprenuer Program

While immigrants account for 12% of the population and 14% of the labor force, they are 22% of “main street” business owners in the Denver metropolitan area. This session will showcase established immigrant and refugee entrepreneurs who have successfully established their businesses to tell their story and serve as mentors to New Americans interested in starting a business. The session also will launch the City & County of Denver's New American Entrepreneur Program that will coordinate a host of community resources and City departments to provide a multi-lingual, accessible and understandable process to launch a new business. If you require a translator, please email your request to investindenver@denvergov.org

Confirmed Panelists:
Jennifer Gueddiche, Director of Programs, Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning
Zin Zin Htun, Chef and Food Educator with Burmese Village
Judy Steele, Deputy Director of the Department of Excise & Licenses for the City & County of Denver
Marin Toscano, Founder of Fooition LLC
Alex Wise, Executive Director, Community Enterprise Development Services