Thank you for joining Immigrant Entrepreneur Celebration and Award Ceremony! 


The event and honored 39 foreign-born entrepreneurs, professionals, and immigrant champions

from 26 countries around the globe that have made an impact on the greater Pittsburgh community. 
 
AWARD WINNERS 2018:

TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION

Marios SavvidesCyprus

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Joanne SpenceUnited Kingdom

ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY (MUSIC EDUCATION)

Yulia ZhukoffRussia

IMMIGRANT CHAMPION

Barbara MurockUSA

IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY ADVOCATE

Jean-Pierre NsanzaberaRwanda

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR

Leah Lizarondothe Philippines

RISING STAR

Lester LuiggiePuerto Rico

IMMIGRANT PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE

Al AqraPalestinian Territories

 
Judging Committee:
Max Miller, Raise Your Spirits
Nathan Darity, the Global Switchboard
Yvonne Campos, Next Act Fund
Michael Matesic, Idea Foundry
Kenny Chen, Ascender
Kevin Deacon, eMERL LLC
Nevena Staresinic, Moderna Relocation
 
 
 
 
 
 
The evening was sponsored by:
 
Cohen & Grigsby
Brother's Brother Foundation
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Idea Foundry
German-American Chambers of Commerce