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The Immigrant Entrepreneur

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Business, Careers, Management & Marketing, Society & Culture, Personal Journals

Immigrants create over 35% of Silicon Valley start-ups, including Google, eBay, Intel, Yahoo and PayPal. 40% of Fortune 500 companies were started by immigrants or their children. Over 27% of all new businesses in this country are created by immigrants. How do they do it? At the Immigrant Entrepreneur, I interview these successful founders to understand their struggles, breakthroughs, resources, and successes.

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Filip Valicia develops products for underwater robots and many other applications. He has also painstakingly laid out the process for you to develop your product. You can see this process at his website, The Product Startup. He also helps those crowdfunding a product – which is how I discovered his service. Filip escaped from communist...

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Poverty is a hard place to be. Many of us, perhaps most of us, as we started out in life, lived for years one paycheck away from poverty, with no savings. Yet people do rise out of poverty each day. According to one my interviewees, poverty is big business. Apparently the various levels of government spend over 900 billion dollars every year, to...

Chiara Cokieng is a young entrepreneur and copy-writer, in the Philippines who thinks a lot. She told me she wanted to be an entrepreneur many years before she could spell it. She lifted herself up above her environment in two ways – she became a champion free style wrestler, and she began entering math competitions starting locally and then...

Eric Siu, my guest today, practices patience like a marathon runner. Patience is simply an understanding that there are laws of nature at work. Patience is not an excuse to stop working. Quite the opposite, patience pushes you to not give up, when you don’t see immediate results. This is so valuable for aspiring entrepreneurs and immigrants to...