The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. (ILC) is seeking nominations for the seventh annual Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards to be held on May 3, 2018, at the Royal Sonesta Boston. The Awards honor immigrants who founded businesses in Massachusetts in four categories: Business Growth, Neighborhood Business, High-Tech Business and Life Science Business. This event is an opportunity for Massachusetts’ business leaders and innovators to publicly recognize the significant contributions of immigrant entrepreneurs in the commonwealth.
Nominations are being accepted now through March 9, 2018, and self-nominations are encouraged. All nominees will be recognized on The ILC website, in press releases and at the Awards Dinner. A panel of experts will judge the nominations and select winners for each category. Both the winner and nominator in each category will be offered a free ticket to the Awards Dinner on May 3.
For all award categories, nominees must be a foreign-born founder of a business (for-profit corporation, partnership or proprietorship, not franchise or subsidiary) headquartered in Massachusetts and founded in 2014 or earlier.
To qualify for the outstanding Neighborhood Business award, the nominee must also:
To qualify for outstanding Business Growth, the nominee must also:
To qualify for the outstanding Life Science or High-Tech business award, the business must also: