THE 2018 ILC IMMIGRANT ENTREPRENEUR AWARDS

The 2018 ILC Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards Dinner will honor outstanding Massachusetts immigrant entrepreneurs in four categories: business growth, neighborhood business, high-tech business and life science business. The evening will commence with a networking reception, followed by dinner and an awards ceremony.

THE 2018 ILC IMMIGRANT ENTREPRENEUR AWARDS

Royal Sonesta Hotel, Cambridge, MA
Thursday, May 3, 2018, 6:00 p.m.

 

The 2018 ILC Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards Dinner will honor outstanding Massachusetts immigrant entrepreneurs in four categories: business growth, neighborhood business, high-tech business and life science business. The evening will commence with a networking reception, followed by dinner and an awards ceremony.

Sponsorship & Tickets

There are many levels of sponsorship opportunities available.
For sponsorship and ticket information, click here.

Schedule of Events

6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
7:00 p.m. Dinner
8:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Nominations

Nominations are being accepted now through March 9, 2018. Self-nominations are encouraged.

For all categories, nominees must be a foreign-born founder of a business headquartered in Massachusetts 2014 or earlier. For category-specific requirements, click the appropriate online nomination form:

 

Judging

The ILC Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards selection committee reviews nominations and selects one winner in each category. The 2018 selection committee members are:

Business Growth

  • Debi Kleiman, Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship, Babson College
  • Denzil Mohammed, Public Education Institute at The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc.
  • David Parker, Entrepreneurship for All
  • Jose Luis Rojas Villarreal, Boston Private Bank

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Neighborhood Business

  • Leandro Freire, Accion
  • Denzil Mohammed, Public Education Institute at The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc.
  • Theresa Park, City of Lawrence
  • Saritin Rizzuto, Metro Credit Union

High-Tech Business

  • Doug Banks, Boston Business Journal
  • Abi Barrow, Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center
  • Kathleen Hagan, Hagan and Company
  • Denzil Mohammed, Public Education Institute at The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc.
  • Julianne Zimmerman, Reinventure Capital.

Life Science Business

  • Lauren Celano, Propel Careers
  • Alison Farquhar, GTL Coaching & Consulting, LLC
  • Bonnie Fendrock, Cyta Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Denzil Mohammed, Public Education Institute at The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc.

Learn More and Share

For more details, view our Frequently Asked Questions or Awards Dinner brochure.

Our digital press kit is full of ideas and resources for spreading the news about the Awards.

Still have questions? Contact info@ilctr.org.

 

Previous Nominees and Winners

One hundred and eighty-nine Massachusetts business owners and innovators from 58 countries have been nominated and recognized for their outstanding accomplishments in the previous six years of The ILC Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards.

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