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Thursday, April 7 • 1:15pm - 2:40pm
The Latino Perfect Pitch (presented with Wells Fargo)

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“The Latino Perfect Pitch” is a small business competition for entrepreneurs and bloggers seeking an opportunity to take their business to the next level with a chance to win $5,000 to fund the development of their business and brand. The competition is open to all small business owners whether they recently launched their venture or have been in business no more than five years and are planning to attend Hispanicize 2016. 

The competition will recognize three entrepreneurs/bloggers who present an idea that’s both viable and clever enough to scale. The three finalists will present their concepts live on stage at Hispanicize 2016 on Thursday, April 7th for the chance to win $5,000 to fund their idea, $1,500 in press release distributions from Hispanicize Wire and national media exposure.

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Noramay Cadena

Cofounder and General Partner, Make in LA
Noramay Cadena is the Cofounder and General Partner of Make in LA, LA’s only hardware-focused accelerator in the San Fernando Valley. At Make in LA, she’s focused on developing principled leaders with solid product and business foundations and on developing partnerships that support... Read More →
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Alfred Edmond Jr

Senior vice president/Editor-at-Large, BLACK ENTERPRISE
Alfred Edmond Jr. is senior vice president/Editor-at-Large of BLACK ENTERPRISE. He is a content leader, brand representative and expert resource for all of the media platforms under the BLACK ENTERPRISE brand. Edmond is responsible for helping to set and enforce quality standards... Read More →
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Jesse Martinez

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 →
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Gaby Natale

Gaby Natale is an EMMY-award winner media personality, entrepreneur and influencer. She is the executive producer and host of the TV show SuperLatina that airs nationwide in PBS en español (VmeTV). Gaby Natale is one of the few women in the entertainment industry who owns not only the rights to her TV show but also a television studio. This unique situation has allowed her to combine her passion for media and her entrepreneurial... Read More →
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Ricardo Velazquez

Business Development Officer, Wells Fargo & Company
Ricardo Velazquez serves as a Business Development Officer for Wells Fargo SBA Lending in South Florida. With more than 11 years as part of the nation’s #1 SBA lender by dollar volume, Velazquez successfully helps clients navigate through their loan approval and closing process. Some... Read More →

Thursday April 7, 2016 1:15pm - 2:40pm EDT
Grand Ballroom