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Monday, March 31
 

6:00pm PDT

Latino Startup Alliance Investors and Entrepreneurs Reception (3 in 1 Program) By Invitation Only

Startup Angels will host a provocative conversation about technology startups, angel investing and new ways to capitalize on the global entrepreneurship phenomenon.  The session will feature Paul Singh, Partner of 500 Startups and now Founder & CEO of Disruption Corporation. The session will include a panel of expert angel investors and startup CEO’s, discussing their experiences and sharing their insights.  This event is for accredited investors, and is by invitation only.



Moderators
avatar for Leslie Jump

Leslie Jump

Founder, Startup Angels
Leslie has twenty-five years experience building, advising and investing in new companies, products and brands, in the US and across the globe. She is the Founder and CEO of Startup Angels, a platform to inspire and enable new angel investors across the US and around the world. Previously... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jesse Martinez

Jesse Martinez

Co-Founder, Latino Startup Alliance
Originally from Houston, Texas, Jesse found his way to San Francisco in March 1997 where he first experienced what it meant to work for a startup. As employee 27, he got to see firsthand the building of a Silicon Valley company (funded by Sequoia Capital) that ultimately grew into... Read More →
avatar for Paul Singh

Paul Singh

Founder, Disruption Corporation
Paul is the founder of Disruption Corporation which provides tools, research and advisory services to corporations, angel investors and venture capital firms. Previously, he was a Partner at 500 Startups, a 4 year old "super angel" fund headquartered in Mountain View, CA and has overseen... Read More →


Monday March 31, 2014 6:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
TBA
 
Tuesday, April 1
 

8:30am PDT

Entrepreneur Lessons from Silicon Valley
SESSION OVERVIEW:
This session will provide insights on the lessons that several Latino tech entrepreneurs have learned about joining the startup and investment culture of Silicon Valley.  
 
In this no holds barred panel led by Jorge Consuegra, Partner of The Fearless Group and a former executive who lead Yahoo! en español, we will explore the honest challenges Latinos face to fully integrate into Silicon Valley as well as opportunities that Latinos have to join the fastest growing sector of the nation’s New Economy. 
 
In this session you will learn:
- What can Latino entrepreneurs and investors learn about the entrepreneur mentality of Silicon Valley? 
- Myth or Reality: Does a diversity barrier exist in Silicon Valley?
- How can Latinos integrate into the world of Silicon Valley?  What steps can be taken right now?
 

Moderators
avatar for Jorge Consuegra

Jorge Consuegra

Partner, The Fearless Group
Jorge Consuegra is a global business and marketing professional with nearly 25 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies and marquee brands. Jorge is a Partner at The Fearless Group a full service Marketing Communications firm. At Fearless, Jorge focuses on the multi-cultural... Read More →

Speakers
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Carlos Cueto

Founder, Texter
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Giovanni Dubois

Founder, LAM Network
Giovanni Dubois is the founder of LAM Network (http://lam-network.com). Tagged as the LinkedIn for Latinos, the organization offers educational, social, and philanthropic content and activities for its members. LAM has evolved into the largest, most active and prominent professional... Read More →
avatar for Pablo Fuentes

Pablo Fuentes

Founder, Proven
Pablo is the CEO and Founder of Proven, a leading mobile jobs company focused on the restaurant industry. He was honored as a Champion of Change and has been invited to speak at the White House about Proven and mentoring minority and women entrepreneurs. Pablo is an avid practiti... Read More →
avatar for Laura Maydon

Laura Maydon

Managing Director, Endeavor Miami
Laura is the Managing Director of Endeavor Miami, a non-profit organization that launched on September, 2013 in the U.S., and which searches and selects high-impact entrepreneurs to help them scale, with the objective of building an entrepreneurial ecosystem in our community. Laura... Read More →


Tuesday April 1, 2014 8:30am - 9:20am PDT
Escorial

9:30am PDT

Latino Tech CEO Forum
Moderators
avatar for Jesse Martinez

Jesse Martinez

Co-Founder, Latino Startup Alliance
Originally from Houston, Texas, Jesse found his way to San Francisco in March 1997 where he first experienced what it meant to work for a startup. As employee 27, he got to see firsthand the building of a Silicon Valley company (funded by Sequoia Capital) that ultimately grew into... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kety Esquivel

Kety Esquivel

Principal, Esquivel McCarson Consulting
Kety is Principal of Esquivel McCarson Consulting. Her work has taken her to China and Ethiopia with the UN Economic Commission for Africa. She's coached executives for a fortune 100 company on human capital and diversity in the US, Canada and Latin America and directed Latino outreach... Read More →
avatar for Eduardo Hauser

Eduardo Hauser

Managing Director, Scripps Networks Interactive
Eduardo Hauser is a media and technology expert with more than 20 years of experience as an executive and entrepreneur. Hauser's areas of speciality are digital, news, Hispanic and educational media. Hauser is currently the founder and Managing Partner of Hauser & Co., an investment... Read More →
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Lisa Morales

Founder, Shopsy
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Fabian Oliva

Founder, Fiverun
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Manny Ruiz

CEO, Hispanicize
Manny is the Chairman and Founder of the Hispanicize brand of platforms that include the annual Hispanicize event, Hispanicize Wire, Hispanicize digital, Latina Mom Bloggers and the Hispanic PR Blog. In addition to these sister companies, Manny is a large shareholder in the Being... Read More →


Tuesday April 1, 2014 9:30am - 10:55am PDT
Intercontinental Hotel 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, FL 33131

11:00am PDT

Mobilízame: Connecting Millenials thru Mobile Technology & Social Media (sponsored by 360ProMobile, LLC)
Latinos own smart phones, go online from a mobile device and use social networking sites at similar—and oftentimes higher—rates than do other groups of Americans. 
 
Despite the booming growth of Latino mobile usage, most Hispanic marketers are either not taking advantage of mobile technology or are unsure how to proceed.
 
In this session you will learn:
 
- The nuances of creating apps for Latino audiences
 
-  How to assess if you need a mobile app for Latino audiences and if you should offer it in one or both languages?
 
- What are the necessary tools needed to develop a great app?
 
- Best practices to connect with your mobile users via targeted communications, content sharing and social networking
 
- How to monetize your mobile platform

Moderators
avatar for Jose A. Marquez - Leon

Jose A. Marquez - Leon

National President, CEO, and Founder, Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA)
Jose A. Marquez-Leon is the National President, CEO, and Founder of Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA). In this role he serves as lead advocate on state and federal issues related to the role of Latinos in the technology sector. He is also charged with... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Raul Acosta

Raul Acosta

VP of Marketing, Olympus Holdings
Raul Acosta has 20+ years of experience in the Hispanic media and entertainment industry. As an artist and music executive (CEO of 24K Entertainment), he has created and organized a network of people around the world in television, print, internet and radio. This includes artists... Read More →
avatar for Ariel Ferreira

Ariel Ferreira

CEO/Founder, UpStep, Inc.)
Ariel Ferreira, a living organ donor, has had many accomplishments throughout his young career. His progressive work and support to local nonprofit groups and small businesses has helped strengthen and maintain many public services within the community. Mr. Ferreira is no stranger... Read More →
avatar for Jose Salcedo

Jose Salcedo

CEO/Co-Founder, Outobus
The former Music Tech exec has worked with record companies like Sony Music and Universal Latino. After surviving the rise and fall of the music industry, Jose used his last unemployment check to start his own company, The App Connect. During this time he went on to develop Mobile... Read More →


Tuesday April 1, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Michelangelo

1:30pm PDT

Crowfunding Your Latino Tech Startup
SESSION OVERVIEW:
 
In 2013, three million people from 214 countries pledged $480 million to Kickstarter projects, making it one of the top vehicles startups have today to get funded today – and keep ownership. 
 
In this session led by Latino Startup Alliance co-founder Ed Martinez we’ll dig deep into the Crowdfunding game and explore how different Latino tech startups can take advantage of this innovative funding model, how to structure your startup’s pitch and much more! 
 
In this session you will learn:
- What kinds of projects are strong candidates for crowdfunding?
- What are the biggest do’s and don’ts of crowdfunding?
- How do you know your venture is right for crowdfunding?
- What are the ingredients of a good crowd funding campaign?
- What are the true costs of a crowdfunding project?
- What are the differences between the platforms? Are they all the same?

Moderators
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Ed Martinez

Cofounder, Latino Startup Alliance

Speakers
avatar for Ana  Flores

Ana Flores

Blogger, Author and social media entrepreneur, Latina Bloggers Connect
Ana L. Flores has over 15 years of experience as a content creator and television producer, with a specialty in the U.S. Hispanic industry. After becoming a mom, she co-founded SpanglishBaby, the award-winning, go-to online community and resource for parents raising bilingual and... Read More →
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Alon Goren

Invested.in
avatar for Jose Guevarra

Jose Guevarra

Co-Founder, Crowdismo
avatar for Fanny Véliz

Fanny Véliz

Actress
Fanny Véliz, is an award winning filmmaker and actress. She writes, directs and produces short and feature-length films. She has appeared on television shows such as SOUTHLAND and independent films like the cult favorite WASSUP ROCKERS. Fanny is a citizen of both the United States... Read More →


Tuesday April 1, 2014 1:30pm - 2:55pm PDT
Escorial

3:00pm PDT

Building an Internet without Internet

As our world becomes evermore hyper-connected, it is hard to conceive that there are countries where the worldwide web is nothing but a dream. Welcome to Cuba, home of the five decade old Castro dictatorship and one of the world’s few remaining reminders of the Cold War. 

Despite Cuba’s best efforts to keep its people disconnected, a growing number of industrious and resourceful Cuban entrepreneurs are teaming up with partners outside the island, and together finding ways to create an Internet without the Internet. Cuban journalist and thought leader Yoani Sanchez will participate in this unique session that explores how Latino entrepreneurs and Cubans are making modern connectivity possible. 




Moderators
avatar for Myriam Marquez

Myriam Marquez

Executive Director, El Nuevo Herald
Myriam Márquez, a career journalist, is executive editor of el Nuevo Herald, the largest Spanish-language daily in the nation. Prior to being named executive editor last October, she served as the first woman and Hispanic to lead the Miami Herald’s opinion pages. Márquez, who... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Raul Moas

Raul Moas

Executive Director, Roots of Hope
avatar for Salvi Pascual

Salvi Pascual

Founder, Apretaste
Salvi Pascual has been working for more than ten years programming, designing and leading multidisciplinary teams. He archived his master degree in Computer Science from Florida International University, incorporated his business, pulled off a small team and launched Apretaste. In... Read More →
avatar for Yoani Sanchez

Yoani Sanchez

Blogger, Journalist, Generation Y
Yoani Sanchez, a University of Havana graduate in philology, emigrated to Switzerland in 2002, to build a new life for herself and her family. Two years later, she decided to return Cuba, promising herself to live there as a free person. Her blog Generation Y is an expression of this... Read More →


Tuesday April 1, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Escorial
 
Wednesday, April 2
 

9:00am PDT

From Big Ideas to Action: The Ultimate Guide to Marketing Your Latino Startup

SESSION OVERVIEW:

Let’s say you’ve got a really good idea. And let’s say you’ve got a really good investor behind your good idea. Now the challenge is to market your idea effectively to build a profitable business.

 

In this panel session, led by Claudia Gioia and Lily Garcia, you’ll learn how to develop a marketing strategy to capture the 52 million strong Latinos living in the United States today. From learning the art of self-promotion to incorporating thoughtful design into your product or service, you will make your business culturally relevant to a segment of the population that is becoming increasingly more educated and prosperous.

 

In this session you will learn:

  • Current best practices in marketing Latino Startups
  • Are Latino startups different and if so how?
  • How to tell your brand story standing out and fitting right in
  • How to generate brand loyalty among Hispanics

Moderators
avatar for Michelle Villalobos

Michelle Villalobos

CEO - Chief Education Officer, Mivista Consulting, Inc.
Michelle Villalobos is the founder of the Women's Success Summit, Miami's largest conference for entrepreneurial women, and Co-founder of Make Them BEG, winner of the 2013 Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge. Michelle was named one of Miami's "Top 20 Under 40" by the Miami Herald... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Claudia Gioia

Claudia Gioia

Executive Vice President, for Burson-Marsteller Miami
Claudia is the Executive Vice President for Burson-Marsteller Miami. She oversees clients based in South Florida, U.S. Hispanic and Latin America. She is also WPP’s Ford Latin America Client Leader. Claudia’s 20+ years of experience in communications have allowed her to manage... Read More →
avatar for Cristina Henley

Cristina Henley

Director of Public Relations, Strayer University
In her role as director of public relations for Strayer University, Cristina Henley collaborates across numerous departments within her organization – Academic Programs, Faculty Affairs, University Development, Institutional Research, and Marketing among others – to develop strategic... Read More →
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Andres Korda

Co-founder / Managing Partner, Avanti Way Realty


Wednesday April 2, 2014 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
Escorial

10:00am PDT

2014 Update to Funding Your Latino Tech Startup
SESSION OVERVIEW:
Funding your business can be one of the most intimidating and
Incubators and accelerators are launching all over the globe daily launching all of over the world. You also have the first U.S. Latino accelerator in San Jose, CA – Manos. What are they? How can they be of help with your startup venture?
In addition, there are all types funding available, new venture capitalists, and many angel investors being created with new wealth …so many terms. What do the all mean?
 
In this panel session led by Del Medina President of Latino Startup Alliance, you will hear from different Accelerators, VCs, and Incubators. What’s the difference between them and what are they looking for.
In addition, come listen to the first set of 2014 LSA Surveys about Latino Startups and funding. This will become an annual update at Hispanicize.
 
In this session you will learn:
- Demystifying the Startup Funding Game for Latinos: Myths, Truths and Challenges
- How are Latino tech entrepreneurs doing?
- What are some best practices and tips to share?
- What not to do when applying for a program?
- What are they doing different in 2014 to attract Latino entrepreneurs?

Moderators
avatar for Deldelp Medina

Deldelp Medina

Co-founder and CEO, Avion
Deldelp Medina is the co-founder and CEO of Avion. The first accelerator dedicated to Latinas in the mobile tech space. She has spent over 10 years working with the Latino community in the tech, arts, humanities, non-profit, and social justice fields. Asking big questions is a passion... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Derek Beckmann

Derek Beckmann

Partner, Plura Ventures
Derek Beckmann is a Partner at Plura Ventures and experienced technology entrepreneur, having launched several successful startups within the past 12 years. Derek was the CEO of DescuentoLibre, a group shopping platform for the Latino community in the US and Mexico which was sold... Read More →
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William Crowder

DreamIt Ventures
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Ana Diaz-Hernandez

Kapor Capital
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Rick Ehrman

EVP Corporate Development, Univision
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Mario Tapia

Momentum


Wednesday April 2, 2014 10:00am - 11:15am PDT
Escorial

2:00pm PDT

Let’s Talk Tech: Meet the Latino and Multicultural Tech Media

As the ecosystem of Latinos in technology has continued to mature, a growing number of high profile writers and platforms are increasingly devoting their coverage to all things Latino and multicultural tech.

 

In this session, we'll meet some of those top tech voices and you'll hear about how to collaborate with them.  

 

In this session you will learn:

·    Who are the hottest Latino tech startups?

·    The latest trends and topics among Latino tech startups

·    How do Latino tech startups differ from mainstream tech startups?

·    How Latino tech startups pioneer trends and influence the mainstream?

·    How brands are finding and partnering with Latino tech startups?


Moderators
avatar for Jose A. Marquez - Leon

Jose A. Marquez - Leon

National President, CEO, and Founder, Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA)
Jose A. Marquez-Leon is the National President, CEO, and Founder of Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA). In this role he serves as lead advocate on state and federal issues related to the role of Latinos in the technology sector. He is also charged with... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mary Aviles

Mary Aviles

Co-publisher, Tekboom
I am a journalist, editor and an alliance builder.  The focus of my career has been to innovate and collaborate at the media outlets where I have worked.  For the last 12 years I have covered Hispanics in the United States as an editor with the only news wire service specializing... Read More →
avatar for Giovanni Rodriguez

Giovanni Rodriguez

CEO, SocialXDesign
Giovanni Rodriguez is an award-winning consultant, author, and public speaker on organizational leadership and social technology. He is co-founder and CEO of SocialxDesign, a consulting firm based in Silicon Valley and Washington DC, and a regular contributor to Forbes, where he gained... Read More →
avatar for Alberto Saldamando

Alberto Saldamando

Founder and Editor, ElMundoTech
I’m Alberto C. Saldamando, Founder and Editor-in-Chief at ElMundoTech. I have been amazed by the marvels of technology, science and imagination. As a kid, I became a fan of US TV shows and Japanese animation such as Lost in Space and Mazinger Z respectively. In the early-to-mid... Read More →
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Jose Vargas Ulloa

Latino CyberGuy
 Jose Vargas Ulloa is the “Latino CyberGuy”, providing clients inside access to the Latino Tech Market in Spanish/English TV, Radio and Social media in the United States. Mr. Ulloa has worked in the broadcast industry for over 25 years beginning as a Radio news reporter for KIIS... Read More →


Wednesday April 2, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Michelangelo

3:00pm PDT

Latino Startup of the Year Finals Competition (sponsored by Strayer University)atino Startup Finals Competition

Sponsored by Strayer University, the first annual Latino Startup of the Year competition concludes with a four-way competition featuring national finalists: Crowdismo, LAM, Interesante and Oye!.    

 

The four Latino startups will compete for a grand prize that includes online university credits worth thousands of dollars from Strayer Univeristy, a package of multimedia press releases worth $2,500 from Hispanicize Wire and the right to be named the 2014 Latino Startup of the Year.

 


Speakers
avatar for Derek Beckmann

Derek Beckmann

Partner, Plura Ventures
Derek Beckmann is a Partner at Plura Ventures and experienced technology entrepreneur, having launched several successful startups within the past 12 years. Derek was the CEO of DescuentoLibre, a group shopping platform for the Latino community in the US and Mexico which was sold... Read More →
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William Crowder

DreamIt Ventures
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Rick Ehrman

EVP Corporate Development, Univision
avatar for Cristina Henley

Cristina Henley

Director of Public Relations, Strayer University
In her role as director of public relations for Strayer University, Cristina Henley collaborates across numerous departments within her organization – Academic Programs, Faculty Affairs, University Development, Institutional Research, and Marketing among others – to develop strategic... Read More →
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Jonathan Nelson

Founders Co-op, Hackers
avatar for Mario Tapia

Mario Tapia

Momentum


Wednesday April 2, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Escorial