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Immigrant Entrepreneurs Increase in Numbers

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Aired 4/19/09

Tom Fudge: Immigrants to this country have always been more likely than native-born Americans to start their own businesses. And today, the high-tech community relies on immigrants to fill its ranks of entrepreneurs. The proliferation of non-native entrepreneurs, in high-tech, is a reflection of the proliferation of foreigners in grad-school science and engineering classes. The ability of immigrants to achieve in the knowledge industry has caused some resentment among the native born. But that doesn't mean it's bad for business.

Neil Senturia's show I'm There for You Baby, The Entrepreneur's Guide to the Galaxy airs on CASH 1700-AM on Saturdays from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. and is also available as a podcast online .

Guest

  • Neil Senturia , serial entrepreneur who currently is the CEO of Quanlight, an L.E.D. chip company. He also teaches entrepreneurship in the MBA program at San Diego State University, and he co-hosts a weekly radio show about entrepreneurship. I'm There for You Baby, The Entrepreneur's Guide to the Galaxy .

End Music:   Movin' to the Top by Don Carlos and Gold, from the album Putumayo Presents:   Caribe! Caribe! (1999)

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