Pitch contest helps former refugee sharpen plan for Hmong-motivated style line

A appreciate for the Hmong society led to a enterprise notion and people’s choice award for Ka Vang, a scholar at the College of Wisconsin-Inexperienced Bay.

Vang, who entered the Fall 2020 UWGB Pupil Business enterprise Strategy Digital Pitch Contest, established a enterprise model for Ntxhais Hmoob, a present day Hmong-inspired manner line for day-to-day have on. The 2008 Eco-friendly Bay West High University graduate and current Appleton resident was born in a refugee camp in Thailand.

“It was a tough circumstance just like quite a few other Hmong households experienced,” Vang explained. “My spouse and children moved to the United States in 1994 and we at first migrated to California before shifting to Wisconsin quite a few yrs later on.”

Vang’s intention is to be the very first in her family members of 6 brothers and two sisters to graduate from college or university. It has been a very long journey she decided to return to university a long time after obtaining an affiliate degree as a nursing assistant. Now, the company administration major and probable entrepreneur is poised to acquire her diploma in May.