Join us on September 21
for our 4th Annual HOLA New Jersey:
Celebrating Immigrant Powered Entrepreneurship
Presented in Partnership with the
New Jersey Business Immigration Coalition
On Wednesday, September 21, we convene our 4th Annual HOLA New Jersey, an annual celebration of the unique diversity of our local marketplace. Join us for networking, and our featured speakers. This year we Celebrate Immigrant Powered Entrepreneurship with our partner, the New Jersey Business Immigration Coalition. theSpeaking Program: Click Here For Full Program
Key Note Speaker: James Barrood, Author of Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Global Insights from 24 Leaders and Lessons from the Great Recession
Featured Speaker: Leah Boustan, Professor of Economics and Director of Industrial Relations Section, Princeton University
About Our Speakers For 25 years James Barrood has nurtured the tri-state region's entrepreneurial, innovation, and tech ecosystem. He leads a global community of entrepreneurs and innovators, while advising startups, growth companies, and higher ed institutions as well as the Tech Council Venture Fund and Jumpstart Angels Network. James recently concluded 5 years as CEO of the regional trade association, the NJ Tech Council (TechUnited), one of the largest and most respected membership tech organizations nationwide. Previously, he led FDU's top-ranked entrepreneurship center for 10+ years. James is a global keynoter, two-time TEDx speaker, podcast host and author of Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Global Insights from 24 Leaders and Lessons from the Great Recession.
Leah Boustan is a Professor of Economics at Princeton University, where she also serves as the Director of the Industrial Relations Section. Professor Boustan is also the co-director of the Development of the American Economy Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Her new book Streets of Gold: America's Untold Story of Immigrant Success (PublicAffairs 2022) compares immigration to the United States during the Ellis Island era a century ago with immigration today.