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Immigrant Entrepreneurs of LabCentral & BioLabs Continuing to Make America Great

Johannes Fruehauf, physician scientist, immigrant entrepreneur, and proud father of three American children speaks out in a STATNews First Opinion piece. "As a German and as a student of history, I feel especially attuned and alarmed...if the anti-immigration rhetoric goes unchecked, unfiltered, and increasingly accepted, and is heard by entrepreneurs around the globe, I'm worried they will stay home or go elsewhere, and America will lose its competitive edge — along with its moral high ground. Immigration is good for business, good for our communities, and good for our country. It's the essence of the American dream and spirit. All of us, immigrants and native-born Americans, must speak out against bigoted bombast and stand up to those whose are moving (or even just tweeting) to oppose or limit legal immigration. It's the right and smart thing to do."

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Johannes Fruehauf Named Immigrant Entrepreneur of the Year in Life Sciences; Encourages Business Community to Fight Anti-Immigration / Anti-American-Dream Policies

On May 4, 2017, the Immigrant Learning Center named Johannes Fruehauf, MD, PhD, Immigrant Entrepreneur of the Year in Life Sciences. Johannes is founder, president and CEO of BioLabs Cambridge and the BioLabs network. BioLabs builds and operates premium co-working laboratory facilities around the country for science-based startups. In his remarks accepting the award, Johannes referred to conflicting public narratives about immigrants and asked, “So whose jobs are they stealing? The innovation and ingenuity of those [LabCentral] entrepreneurs created over 700 new direct jobs, and that typically translates into five to six times more indirect jobs. It is important to check and change the narrative, and that’s what we are doing here tonight... As immigrants, entrepreneurs, as successful business people, we have a special obligation to speak out against these short-sighted and often bigoted arguments when we see and hear them.” 

 

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