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Wednesday, May 24 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Immigrants - We Get the Job Done: Entrepreneur Panel

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Immigrant Business Owner / Entrepreneur Panel

Moderated by Bridget B. Espinosa, Cross-Cultural Consultant from Puente Cultural Integration

Despite language and cultural differences, immigrants are the largest group of new entrepreneurs. Come and explore their challenges and insight on how to survive as an entrepreneur in a new country.

Attendees will get to hear a unique perspective from active entrepreneurs and ask questions to the following: 

Juan Carlos Perez, Featherstone Moments (Marketing / Artist)
Andrés J. Arias, AJA Creative (Marketing & Design) 
Paula Anderanin, Creative Outlook (Training / Marketing) 
Mayra Torres, Lotus Essences (Boutique)
Mariana Risquez, Artenitta (Visual Artist / Singer-Songwriter)
Edi Demaj, Rocket Fiber (Technology)

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Paula Anderanin

Owner, Creative Outlook
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Andres Arias

Owner - Creative Director, AJA Creative
I'm a Multicultural Design professional owner of AJA CREATIVE Marketing & Design Agency, native from Colombia, fluent in Spanish and English with more than 12 years of experience in the field of Design and Marketing.

Mayra De La Cerda

Owner, Lotus Essences
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Edi Demaj

Operations, Rocket Fiber
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Bridget Espinosa

Owner / Consultant, Puente Cultural Integration
Bridget Espinosa is a bilingual consultant providing cross-cultural training and Spanish language services including classes, translations and interpreting. A former educator, Bridget has been doing cross-cultural and translation contract work for almost 20 years. She has immersed... Read More →
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Juan Carlos Perez

Owner, Featherstone Moments
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Mariana Risquez

Visual Artist / Singer-Songwriter, Artenitta

Program Partner
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Southwest Detroit Business Association

Established in 1957, the Southwest Detroit Business Association (SDBA) fosters innovation, drive, and commitment. We work with investors, entrepreneurs, customers, and neighbors to capitalize on Southwest Detroit's competitive advantage. We support our community's vision for a... Read More →
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Mexicantown Community Development Corp.

A not-for-profit organization formed in 1989 to foster economic development in the Hispanic community of Southwest Detroit, known as Mexicantown. As a Community Development Corporation, MDCD has a community mission for Mexicantown that includes promoting local businesses to a wider... Read More →
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TechTown Detroit

TechTown is Detroit’s most established business accelerator and incubator, offering a full suite of entrepreneurial services for both tech and neighborhood enterprises. We help startup and established businesses develop, launch and grow, while strengthening and diversifying the... Read More →
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ProsperUS Detroit

ProsperUS Detroit is a place-based economic development strategy designed to empower low and moderate income, immigrant and minority individuals. Through our culturally competent range of services, we strive to support the entrepreneurial spirit and small business community that exists... Read More →

Wednesday May 24, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Plaza Del Norte 2835 Bagley, Detroit, MI 48216