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Unlocking Entrepreneurship Opportunities for Immigrants

Thu, Sep 14, 2023
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Celebrating Welcoming Week – September 8-17, 2023

Presented by Madeleine Wolske – Director, Illinois Small Business Development Center at Champaign County EDC

Are you an immigrant seeking to explore the vast world of entrepreneurship, but unsure where to start or how to access local resources? Join us for an informational session designed to provide an overview of the entrepreneurship opportunities available to all immigrants, regardless of status.

This session aims to empower immigrants with the knowledge and tools needed to embark on a journey of entrepreneurship successfully. We believe that every immigrant holds unique skills, talents, and ideas that can shape the business landscape and contribute to the vibrancy of our community.

  • Navigating Opportunities: Learn about the exciting array of entrepreneurial pathways accessible to immigrants, spanning various industries and sectors. Discover how your unique background and experiences can become your greatest assets in the business world
  • Overcoming Barriers: Addressing the challenges faced by immigrant entrepreneurs, we'll discuss ways to break down barriers and tap into support systems that foster growth and prosperity. 
  • Resource Mapping: Uncover a wealth of resources, organizations, and networks specifically tailored to support immigrant entrepreneurs throughout their journey, from ideation to business establishment.
  • Success Stories: Be inspired by success stories from fellow immigrant entrepreneurs who have turned their dreams into reality, proving that with the right knowledge and support, anything is possible.
  • Building Networks: Connect with like-minded individuals and expand your network within the entrepreneurial community, opening doors to potential collaborations and partnerships.

RSVP: Registration required to secure a spot. Materials will be provided. RSVP via email to and please include your name, phone number, and how many people will be in your party.

Start + Grow Your Business Series:

Starting or growing your business?

Adults | Business

Main Library, Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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