Hans Kopp

From the Life of an Immigrant My name is Johann (Hans) Kopp I am a descendant of the Germans. Born in Prigrevica, now a suburb of Apatin, Serbia a German community with a population of 6301 Germans according to a 1941 census. At age nine I was incarcerated from March 15 1945 to April 12 … Continued

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Mila Sabljic

I am from Croatia. My childhood there was not easy. My parents did not have much money and I come from a large family. When my husband and I got married, we decided to move to America so that we could give our children a better opportunity. My first thoughts about coming to the U.S. … Continued

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With H-1B visas, Flashstarts and Global Cleveland aim to lure foreign entrepreneurs to Northeast Ohio

Flashstarts And Global Cleveland Announced Strategic Partnership

Cleveland, Ohio – Flashstarts, a startup accelerator and venture fund focused on unique and disruptive uses of software and technology, today announced a new strategic partnership with Global Cleveland. The partnership will combine Flashstarts’ expertise in startup and innovation with Global Cleveland’s interest in having more talented global entrepreneurs succeed in Cleveland, and to deliver … Continued

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Luka Zibelnik

Where are you from? I come from a little green country of Slovenia. What was your childhood like? It was simple and beautiful. I had a wonderful childhood and adolescence, having a big connected family and lots of friends from all over the place. I still visit them regularly, seeing that deep family love and … Continued

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Maria Sladewski

Where are you from? I’m from Łańcut, Poland. What was your childhood like? My childhood was peaceful and fun. It was filled with big and small joys and lots and lots of laughter. I had everything a child could wish for. Every summer, we would go to Croatia with my parents and two older brothers. … Continued

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Alfred Schroeder

Where are you from? I am from Germany. What was your childhood like? In Germany, I grew up on a farm and went to school.  Between the ages of 14 and 16, I attended a teachers’ school away from home.  In 1945, the Russians invaded Germany, forcing the school to close.  I couldn’t return home, … Continued

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Jergens Shanghai Creates Access for Northeast Ohio Companies to Expand into China

Recently, Global Cleveland spent time with the team at Jergens, Inc. to learn more about their innovative approach to connecting Northeast Ohio to international business opportunities. Bryon Shafer, General Manager of ASG and Jergens Shanghai, oversees the ASG Division of Jergens, Inc. and has operational responsibility for their wholly owned foreign enterprise (WOFE), Jergens Shanghai … Continued

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Raj Aggarwal

Born and raised in India until a bit past my teenage years, I came to the Cleveland area (Kent State) to go to graduate school. Kent State was one of four US schools that gave me money and admission to the MBA program – others including some Ivy’s (e.g., Harvard and Wharton) just gave me … Continued

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Mojtaba Barakzai

I have been here for two years.  I am from Afghanistan and I served in the U.S Military in Afghanistan as a translator and culture adviser for eight years.  That’s why they moved me here. My life was not safe there. I have a lot of stories from when I was learning and teaching English. … Continued

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