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Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards Dinner
Honoring immigrant entrepreneurs in Massachusetts

Royal Sonesta Hotel, Cambridge, MA
May 8, 2014, 6:00 p.m.


The 2014 ILC Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards Dinner will honor outstanding Massachusetts immigrant entrepreneurs in four categories: outstanding business growth, neighborhood business, life science and high-tech business.

The evening will commence with a reception, followed by dinner and an awards ceremony with master of ceremonies Richard A. Davey, Jr., secretary and CEO of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and ILC board trustee.


Royal Sonesta Hotel

Royal Sonesta Hotel

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Schedule of Events

6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception

7:00 p.m. Dinner

8:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony




Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards PhotoThe 2014 ILC Entrepreneur of the Year nominees come from across the commonwealth and around the world. The ILC is proud to honor each of them for their contributions to Massachusetts’ economy, communities and technological competitiveness.

Nominees in Business Growth:

Nominees in Neighborhood Business:

Nominees in Life Science Business:

Nominees in High-Tech Business:


Selection Committee

The Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards selection committee will review nominations and select one winner in each category. The selection committee members are:

Outstanding Business Growth

  • Marcia Hohn, Public Education Institute at The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc.
  • David Parker, Senior Program Manager, Merrimack Valley Sandbox
  • Andre Porter, Executive Director, Massachusetts Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Jose Luis Rojas Villarreal (Luis), Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation
  • Janet Strimaitis, Managing Director, Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship, Babson College

Outstanding Neighborhood Business

  • Juan Carlos Ferrufino, Ferrufino Consulting & Associates
  • Marcia Hohn, Public Education Institute at The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc.
  • Andrea Ierace, Accion East
  • Alison Moronta, Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corp.
  • Theresa Park, Lowell Office of Economic Development
  • Corrin Williams, Community Economic Development Center of Southeastern Massachusetts

Outstanding Life Science Business

  • Alison Farquhar, GTL Coaching & Consulting, LLC
  • Marcia Hohn, Public Education Institute at The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc.
  • Frank Hoy, Collaborative for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Kevin O’Sullivan, Massachusetts Biomedical Initiative

Outstanding High-Tech Business

  • Abi Barrow, Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center
  • Kathleen Hagan, Hagan and Company
  • Marcia Hohn, Public Education Institute at The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc.
  • Julianne Zimmerman, Vodia Ventures

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