Video Interviews

Immigrant Entrepreneur Interview Series

Immigrant entrepreneurs bring with them a determination and creativity that reinvigorate declining communities, create jobs for Americans and keep the U.S. on the cutting edge of innovation. While much is heard of immigrant businesses, The ILC Public Education Institute gives voice to the entrepreneurs and innovators who help to strengthen America’s economy like immigrants before them. (See the Immigrant Entrepreneur Hall of Fame.)

 

Immigrant entrepreneurs interviewed:

Argentina

Fernanda Ghi and Guillermo Merlo
Artango Dance School

Belgium

Dries Buytaert
Acquia

Cambodia

Malee Thai
Pailin City

Cape Verde

Larry Dossantos
912 Auto Center

Chile

Angel (Chile) and Nilda (El Salvador) Valdivia
Angel’s Painting Inc.

Colombia

Andres Gutierrez
JP’s Massage Therapy Center

Daniel Perez
DPV Transportation Worldwide

Costa Rica

Max Faingezicht
ThriveHive

Croatia

Marin Soljacic
WiTricity Corp.

Dominican Republic

Yessy Feliz
Tails, Inc.

Fausto Garcia
Five Star Plating

Rafael Guzman
RM Technologies

Josefina Luna
CEROcoop

Julia Silverio
Silverio Insurance Agency

Rosa and Nisaury Tejeda and Victoria Amador
Tremendous Maid LLC

Damaris Pimentel
Ultra Beauty Salon

Jose de la Rosa
Guardian Healthcare

El Salvador

Elias and Juana Interiano
El Potro Mexican Bar & Grill

Angel (Chile) and Nilda (El Salvador) Valdivia
Angel’s Painting Inc.

Germany

Johannes Fruehauf
LabCentral and BioLabs Cambridge

Bettina Hein
Pixability

Michael Koeris
Sample6

Grenada

Fitzroy Alexander
Traditional Breads, Inc.

Haiti

Herby Duverné
Windwalker Group (formerly Taino Consulting Group, LLC )

India

Raj Aggarwal
Localytics

Himanshu Bhatnagar
HB Software Solutions

Laxman Desai
Toxikon Corp.

Venkat Kolluri
Cidewalk, Inc.

Ravi Meruva
Iconsoft, Inc.

Amar Sawhney
Ocular Therapeutix, Inc.

Nagarjuna Venna
BitSight Technologies

Israel

Lior Div
Cybereason

Italy

Paolo Volpati-Kedra
Sauces ‘n Love, Inc.

Macedonia

Idriz Limaj
connectRN, Inc.

Mexico

Hilda Torres and Gerardo Loza
My Little Best Friends Early Learning Center

Pakistan

Mahmud Jafri
Dover Rug and Home

Fauzia Khan and Mansoor Khan
Persivia (formerly Alere Analytics)

Abrar Syed
Pine Banks Animal Hospital

Peru

Sandro Catanzaro
DataXu

Gladys Ruiz and Elizabeth Rodriguez
Little Children’s Schoolhouse

Slovenia

Mihael Mikek
Celtra, Inc.

Switzerland

Vincent Linder
OPKO Diagnostics (formerly Claros Diagnostics)

Josef von Rickenbach
PAREXEL International Corp.

Helene and Thomas Stohr
swissbakers

Turkey

Garo H. Armen
Agenus Inc.

UK

Anita Worden
Yaskawa – Solectria Solar
(formerly Solectria Renewables, LLC)

Zambia

Hitendra Patel
IXL Center