0

Immigrant Tech Entrepreneurs Create Thousands Of Jobs in the U.S. #IHM2019 #ImmigrantHeritageMonth

Preview lightbox adafruit immigrant heritage month 2019 blog

Https specials images forbesimg com dam imageserve 987088524 960x0 jpg fit=scale

Immigrants are an engine that helps drive innovation and job growth in the United States, Via Forbes

The U.S. economy relies on startups for much of America’s net job creation, and immigrants start many of those companies. A recent study from the National Foundation for American Policy finds that 55%, or 50 of 91, of the country’s $1 billion startup companies had at least one immigrant founder.

The research identified the number of jobs created in immigrant-founded billion-dollar companies, revealing an average of more than 1,200 employees per company (the vast majority of the jobs in the United States).

“New and young companies are the primary source of job creation in the American economy,” according to the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. “Not only that, but these firms also contribute to economic dynamism by injecting competition into markets and spurring innovation.” Kauffman Foundation research also found immigrants are “almost twice as likely” as native-born Americans to become entrepreneurs.

Garrett Camp, an immigrant from Canada, didn’t come up with the idea for Uber to create a lot of jobs. The jobs were a byproduct of a new way of thinking about transportation. “I basically created [Uber] because I couldn’t get a cab. And now a lot of people use it,” explained Camp. Uber is the leading company for employment among immigrant-founded U.S. billion-dollar companies with over 9,300 employees (in the U.S.), as well as 3 million active drivers, according to the National Foundation for American Policy study.

See more!


Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.

Join 13,000+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord

CircuitPython 2019!

Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell with Google Hangouts On-Air is every Wednesday at 7:30pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more https://www.instagram.com/adafruit/


Maker Business — Charitable business and the Buy-One Give-One angle

Wearables — Stitch marks

Electronics — Potentiometer conventions

Biohacking — Vitamin-C + Gelatin for Accelerated Recovery

Python for Microcontrollers — The Top Programming Languages 2019 – Python tops the charts with a CircuitPython nod! #Python #Adafruit #CircuitPython #PythonHardware @circuitpython @micropython @ThePSF @Adafruit

Adafruit IoT Monthly — Adafruit IO Updates, RGB Stream Deck Message Panel, and more

Microsoft MakeCode — Welcome to the MakeCode Newsletter!

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.