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    Name: HOLA: HOLA New Jersey Expo & Conference
    Date: September 21, 2022
    Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
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    Event Description:
    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.  

    Speaking 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 BoustanProfessor 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 (Public Affairs 2022) compares immigration to the United States during the Ellis Island era a century ago with immigration today.   


    Maritime Parc, Jersey City
    • 4:00 PM Registration / Open Bar
    • 5:00 PM Speaking Program Begins / Dinner
    • 6:15 PM Power Hour Networking

    Thank you to our Sponsors!

    Presenting Sponsor

    Grand Sponsor

    Premier Sponsors

    Event Sponsors:
    • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    • Genova Burns Attorneys-at-Law
    • Jersey City Medical Center-RWJBarnabas Health
    • SUEZ
    • Provident Bank - Corporate Office
    • TD Bank - East Rutherford
    • Jersey Precast
    Maritime Parc
    84 Audrey Zapp Drive
    Jersey City, NJ 07305
    Date/Time Information:
    Wednesday, September 21st
    4 PM - 7 PM

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    Sponsorship Levels

    • Presenting Sponsor: $10,000
    • Platinum Sponsor: $7,500 
    • Gold Premier Sponsor: $4,500 
    • Silver Premier Sponsor: $2,500 
    • Event Sponsor: $1,750
    • Exhibitor Table: $275 
    • Member Ticket: $99 per person
    • General Admission: $125 per person

    Tickets and sponsorships include dinner & open bar. 

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