Business Center for New Americans invites you to join very special guest, Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer of New York City, to honor outstanding immigrant entrepreneurs at the 6th Annual BCNA Immigrant Heritage Week Awards, April 21, at the SIFMA Conference Center.

The breakfast event will also feature a panel discussion moderated by Judy Messina, journalist, Senior Fellow in Small Business and Entrepreneurship at the Center for an Urban Future, and founder of "Digital New York," featuring several outstanding BCNA clients.

CLICK HERE to register for this FREE event!



8:30 to 9:00
Breakfast and Networking

9:00 to 9:20
Keynote Address by Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer for New York City

9:25 to 9:40
The BCNA Immigrant Heritage Week Awards
Presented by Gregg Bishop, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Small Business Services

Bootstrap Entrepreneur Award: Astou Diaw, Astou African Hair Braiding

Job Creator Award: Sunita Adhikari, Shruvashree Inc.

New Beginning Award: Behzad Pouyanfar, Nabina Khanal, Obayemi Olawale

Innovation Award: Juan Quelal, SmartCab

Trailblazer Award: Yevgeniy Mordkovich, EVELO Inc.

9:45 to 10:45
Panel Discussion: How Digital Access is Helping Women Entrepreneurs Build Connections

Judy Messina


Deepti Sharma Kapur, Founder and CEO of FoodtoEat

Natalia Konovalova, Founder and CEO of Le'Bulga

Nancy Reynoso, Owner of Green Taxi

Annabelle Santos, Founder and CEO of SPADÉT

Alimata Zabsonre, Founder and CEO of Alima Hair Braiding and the Association of African Women