Our History of Success

The Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit was created in 2008 to address the gaps in business knowledge among those who are new to the United States, in recognition that adequate and meaningful business ideas need to be cultivated in a welcoming and encouraging environment.

There are many challenges that face small businesses and many models that address these challenges, but IES is unique in the following ways:

  • Immigrants are the focal group that is served: While there are many business events and seminars available, many of them are not geared specifically to the unique needs and challenges of immigrants
  • Large gathering to maximize potential: IES elevates the ecosystem supporting immigrant entrepreneurs by convening current and prospective immigrant small business owners, minority and mainstream businesses as well as community partners from business colleges/universities, ethnic-based organizations

Our Impact

IES has a long history of accelerating the formation of new companies and helping vulnerable business owners with barriers to access. This creates jobs and spurs business growth while helping families and communities prosper. Over the years, the Summit has contributed to over 1,800 new businesses.
Hosted Workshops in 2022
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Attendees Registered at IES National in 2022
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