Immigrant Tech Entrepreneurs Create Thousands Of Jobs in the U.S. #IHM2019 #ImmigrantHeritageMonth
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.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
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, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, 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.