Announcing the 5th Annual BCNA Immigrant Heritage Week Awards


Business Center for New Americans invites you to join special guests Sung E. Bai, of the NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs and Chinedu Echeruo, Founder of Gigameet.com, HopStop.com and Tripology.com, to honor outstanding immigrant entrepreneurs at the 5th Annual BCNA Immigrant Heritage Week Awards, April 22, at the SIFMA Conference Center.

To register for this free event click here or email rsvp@nybcna.org

PROGRAM

8:30 to 9:00 
Coffee and breakfast
9:00 to 9:20 
Keynote Address by Chinedu Echeruo
9:25 to 9:40 
Presentation of BCNA Immigrant Heritage Week Awards by Sung E. Bai
 New Beginning Award: Safida Begum, Issouf Kafando, and Cindy Dominique Monchery
 The Boot Strap Entrepreneur Award: Nancy Reynoso, Green Car Taxi Driver
 The Job Creator Award: Patricia Williams, T & T Express Shipping
9:45 to 10:45 
Apps That Get You Started: How Apps Help Entrepreneurs Build Their Business
Moderator: 
Chris Sanborn, Founder and President, Sanborn Media Factory
Panelists: 
Chinedu Echeruo, Founder and CEO of Gigameet.com
Danny Bin, Founder and CEO of Monk
Deepti Sharma Kapur, Founder and CEO of FoodToEat
Juan Quelal, creator of the new SmartCab app

Manish Chowdhury, founder and CEO of GoECart
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4th Annual BCNA Immigrant Heritage Week Awards

Please join the Business Center for New Americans on Friday, April 24

along with special guest Thomas Ko, Founder of TNT Partners, Managing Partner of KoKo Advisors and President & Investor in NAMU Systems and Nisha Agarwal, Commissioner of the NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs to honor outstanding immigrant entrepreneurs at the 4th Annual Immigrant Heritage Week Awards.

Location: SIFMA Conference Center, 120 Broadway, Second Floor (2 blocks north of Wall Street). ID required to enter the building.

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Program 8:30 to 9:00 9:00 to 9:25 9:30 to 9:45

9:50 to 10:30

Coffee and light breakfast

Address by Thomas Ko

Presentation of BCNA Immigrant Heritage Week Awards

by Commissioner Nisha Agarwal

New Beginning Awardees: Wyllys Rodriguez, Aissata Niangadou, Shyam Bogati, Zhuldyz Makhadiyeva

The Boot Strap Entrepreneur Awardees: Ismaila Bah & Mohamed Bah of Noor Halal African American Market, Bronx, New York

The Job Creator Award: Yelena Gordiyevskaya, Owner,

Smiles R'Us Day Care Center, Staten Island, New York

Panel Discussion:

Can Technology Empower New York's Immigrant Micro Business Owners?

Moderator: Jonathan Bowles, Executive Director, Center for an Urban Future Panelists: Bhairavi Desai, Executive Director, NY Taxi Workers Alliance David Wisdom, Founder, Real Caribbean Food (www.ReCaFo.com)

Lisa Gross, Founder, League of Kitchens (www.leagueofkitchens.com) Esther Varney, Founder of Cassandra Beauty Salon

Emma Boast, Program Director, Museum of Food & Drink (www.mofad.org)

Seats are limited! Register today to save your place!

Call: 212-898-7815 By email: rsvp@nybcna.org Or go to our website: www.nybcna.org