In 2014, the editor of the Wharton Alumni Club of New York Magazine, Kent Trabing WG01, found inspiration in the story of Due Quach WG06, whose family fled war-ravaged Vietnam for Philadelphia when she was just a child. Her success as founder of a mind-coaching program, Calm Clarity, made him wonder—who are the other immigrants who create 27 percent of the new businesses in America?
Trabing launched The Immigrant Entrepreneur podcast to tell their stories, and many of the interviews he’s posted are with Wharton alumni (most recently Sasibai Kimis W00 of Earth Heir, a socially conscious crafts and fashion retailer). With about 200,000 downloads and counting, the episodes are finding an audience—TIE recently made the iTunes “New and Noteworthy” podcast list.
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