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Thursday, September 27 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Perspectives from Migrant Founders LIMITED

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Immigrants bring a fresh perspective that can translate into new fresh business ideas. This panel, featuring founders with immigrant backgrounds, will allow them to share their journeys and experiences in the creation and development of their businesses.

The panel will cover the following topics:

(1) How they got inspired to start their business(es);
(2) What challenges they faced as immigrant founders in establishing and growing their business(es);
(3) How they were able to build their network,  attract talent and capital, and increase sales;
(4) What strengths were drawn from their backgrounds to succeed;
(5) What lessons they would like to share with other entrepreneurs.

avatar for NZOGU KULYA


Managing Director, NICOGER Group LLC
A business consultant, Nzogu is currently the managing director of the NICOGER Group, a Fairfax, Virginia, US-based firm specialized in IT consulting, business advisory services, and management training programs. At this “boutique firm”, he manages the daily operations of the... Read More →
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Shizu Okusa

CEO, Wellthy & Co
 Shizu Okusa is the CEO of Wellthy & Co, DC’s largest direct-to-consumer wellness company, including brands such as JRINK and Apothékary.  Bootstrapping the business from the ground-up – she's led the company's growth from 0 to soon 7 stores and now employing over 35 staff... Read More →
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Silvana Quiroz

Director, Zoom Latino
Silvana Quiroz, Director, Editor in Chief, Host and Producer of Zoom Latino, has over 15 years of experience in broadcasting and communications. Born and raised in Bolivia, Silvana began her career at an early age in her native Bolivia and later emigrated to the United States where... Read More →
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Amita Shukla

Amita Shukla is an innovator and entrepreneur focused on creating transformative innovations for human health, well-being, and potential. She is the founder and CEO of Vitamita and the author of Enduring Edge: Transforming How We Think, Create and Change. Amita regularly advises companies and organizations and has been invited to present over 100 keynotes, lectures, and workshops to innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders in industry, academia, and government. Her work and talks focus on mastering mindset agility for individual, team... Read More →

Thursday September 27, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm EDT
BAU International University