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Thursday, April 7
 

8:25am EDT

Fireside Chat: Natalia Martinez-Kalinina of the Cambridge Innovation Center
Speakers
avatar for Natalia Martinez-Kalinina

Natalia Martinez-Kalinina

General Manager, Miami, CIC
Natalia Martinez-Kalinina recently joined CIC as the General Manager of CIC Miami. Natalia brings the expertise of an organizational psychologist, strategist, and technologist focused on merging innovation, entrepreneurship, and community impact. She has lived or worked in Cuba, Mexico, Russia, France, South Africa, China, and Argentina.Her passion hinges on creating communities that are tr... Read More →


Thursday April 7, 2016 8:25am - 8:55am EDT
Raphael/Michelangelo Room

10:00am EDT

Looking for Capital? Crowdfunding Your Latino Startup, the Startup Jobs Act & Title Three

he Startup Jobs Act recently passed and it marks a historic event in our country, which will now allow 92% of the nations unaccredited investors to now invest in startups.

Will this new act allow your Latino-led startup to take advantage of this new financing opportunity? Will this create a new generation of Latino investors in startups.

How will the U.S. government and other key players in this new ecosystem help to support this innovative model? Be sure to attend and come ready with your questions.

In this panel discussion led by Jesse Martinez, Co-founder and Executive Team Member of the Latino Startup Alliance, you will hear from various industry resources and gain key insights to help you with your startup venture.

In this session you will learn:

·      What is the Startup Jobs Act?

·      What does the Act mean for both entrepreneurs and investors?

·      What’s the difference between an accredited investor and unaccredited investor?

·      What does a new investor in this space need to know?

·      How do you know your startup is right for crowdfunding?

·      What are the true costs of a crowdfunding project?

·      What are the differences between the platforms?

·      Key resources and dates to know


Speakers
avatar for Jesse Martinez

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 →
avatar for Ramona Ortega

Ramona Ortega

Founder & CEO, My Money My Future
Ramona Ortega is the Founder & CEO of My Money My Future, a mission-driven financial tech company that combines tailored content and simple to use tools to help Millennials, particularly young women and minorities, manage their money with confidence.  MMMF’s personal financial management platform... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Perez

Andrea Perez

HIPGive Project and Marketing Manager, Hispanics in Philanthropy
Andrea Perez’s passion for social impact began with her work bringing awareness to the human right violations and political unrest in her home country, Venezuela, through media and technology. She has co-founded two non-profit organizations, holds a degree in Business Administration... Read More →


Thursday April 7, 2016 10:00am - 10:50am EDT
Raphael/Michelangelo Room

11:00am EDT

Give Me Equity and I'll Give You Cash
Thursday April 7, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am EDT
Escorial/Alhambra Room

1:15pm EDT

The Latino Perfect Pitch (presented with Wells Fargo)

“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.


Moderators
avatar for Noramay Cadena

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 →
avatar for Alfred Edmond Jr

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 →
avatar for Jesse Martinez

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 →
avatar for Gaby Natale

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 →
avatar for Ricardo Velazquez

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

4:00pm EDT

Women of Color in Tech: The Emerging Unicorns

Women of color are starting businesses at unprecedented rates and increasingly using technology to leverage and scale the scope of their business ventures. This dynamic conversation with women of color tech entrepreneurs will explore the unique billion dollar opportunities that exist for building tech companies that serve the needs of the nations most active consumers.

These entrepreneurs will share their challenges, lessons learned, and insight about how women of color can take advantage of the changing demographics to become techs new unicorns.



Moderators
avatar for Nagidmy Marquez

Nagidmy Marquez

Contributing Editor, Digital Trends Español
Nagidmy is a global communications strategist with more than 15 years of experience in the creation, curation and implementation of strategic content and integrated communications practices. She has worked across different regions and cultures of the world including: United States... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tania Gilinski

Tania Gilinski

Founder, Juana La Iguana
avatar for Felecia Hatcher-Pearson

Felecia Hatcher-Pearson

Founder, BlackTech Week
avatar for Ariel Lopez

Ariel Lopez

Founder and CEO, 2020
I'm a career coach, entrepreneur, and public speaker with an expertise in digital media and technology.  With over 5 years of hands-on recruiting experience, I've worked with tons of startups and major brands like Amazon to help them build pipelines of talent. I've worked with thousands... Read More →
avatar for Ramona Ortega

Ramona Ortega

Founder & CEO, My Money My Future
Ramona Ortega is the Founder & CEO of My Money My Future, a mission-driven financial tech company that combines tailored content and simple to use tools to help Millennials, particularly young women and minorities, manage their money with confidence.  MMMF’s personal financial management platform... Read More →


Thursday April 7, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Raphael/Michelangelo Room
 
Friday, April 8
 

8:25am EDT

Fireside Chat: Getting to Know the Latino Startup Alliance
Speakers
avatar for Jesse Martinez

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 →


Friday April 8, 2016 8:25am - 8:55am EDT
Raphael/Michelangelo Room

9:00am EDT

Emerging Business Models in Media

We are at a moment in media history where experimentation in business models and scalability is possible now more than ever. Identify and explore new opportunities with emerging areas for monetization and rapid growth. 

 


Moderators
avatar for Alfred Edmond Jr

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Faquiry Diaz Cala

Faquiry Diaz Cala

President and CEO, Tres Mares Group Inc.
Faquiry Diaz Cala is a venture capital and private equity investor in the Latin American and US regions. He is the President and CEO of the Tres Mares Group Inc. an innovation driven holding company that invests and co invests alongside successful venture capital, private equity... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Quarrie

Andrew Quarrie

Founder/CEO, Jurnid
Andrew Quarrie is the founder of Jurnid, a flexible and cost-effective web application for sourcing on-demand professional writing services, across cultures worldwide. Over a decade as a multifaceted creative, Andrew's focus has  been on branded content for B2B and B2C products... Read More →
avatar for Marshall Watt

Marshall Watt

Co-founder, Coinsetter (Sold)
Marshall Swatt is is a life-long entrepreneur with extensive startup experience. He has held roles as a founder, CEO, COO and CTO, and has consulted for a number of startup and Fortune 500 companies in New York City over his career. In early 2013, he co-founded Coinsetter, Inc... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am EDT
Raphael/Michelangelo Room

10:00am EDT

The Investor’s Perspective: Building a Fundable, Scalable Start-Up
Building a highly fundable ventures starts and ends with scalability.  If you can demonstrate an idea that can be profitable and scales, you’ve got an idea worth investing in.  In this session we’ll talk to investors and entrepreneurs as they discuss why when it comes to getting money, founders need to think and prove their ideas are big enough to go all the way.

Moderators
avatar for Remy Arteaga

Remy Arteaga

Executive Director, Latino Business Action Network (LBAN)
Mr. Arteaga is a seasoned professional, who loves to “get things done” and achieve maximum impact. Remy is currently a dedicated, executive director of the Latino Business Action Network (LBAN). LBAN is a world-class entrepreneurship non-profit firm that collaborates with Stanford... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Manny Fernandez

Manny Fernandez

Co-Founder and CEO, Dreamfunded
Manny Fernandez is a Stanford University educated angel investor and serial entrepreneur. He has been successful in investing in his own ideas and taking companies from startup to exit. —In 2013, Fernandez founded SF Angels Group and has been an angel investor with TiE Angels since 2012. In 2014, he was named 2014 SF Angel Investor of the Year and received the Equity Crowdfunding Leadership Award. Fernandez recently became the #14 Angel Investor to Follow on Twitt... Read More →
avatar for Nic Perkin

Nic Perkin

Chairman and the CEO/Investor/Board Member, Perkin Industries, LLC/Hispanicize Media Group
Nicolas R. Perkin is the Chairman and the CEO of Perkin Industries, LLC and shareholder and board member of Hispanicize Media Group.Formerly, he was the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Spear Point Buyout Group. Prior he was Co-Founder and President of The Receivables Exchange, the first... Read More →
avatar for Lexi Terrero

Lexi Terrero

Chief Financial Officer, Hispanicize Media Group
As Chief Financial Officer of Hispanicize Media Group, Lexi Terrero is responsible for the financial planning of the company and provides leadership and vision to ensure continued growth while achieving profitability and maximizing revenue and oversees the overall business strategy... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2016 10:00am - 10:50am EDT
Raphael/Michelangelo Room

11:00am EDT

Addressing the Diversity Gap of Silicon Valley Town Hall
Speakers
avatar for Andre Arbelaez

Andre Arbelaez

President, Hispanic IT Executive Council
Andre Arbelaez is the President of the Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC). HITEC’s elite network spans the Americas and is focused on building stronger technology and executive leaders, leadership teams, corporations, and role models in a rapidly changing, flatter, and information... Read More →
avatar for Josie Goytisolo

Josie Goytisolo

Founder & CEO, CODeLLA
Josie is a successful Television News Executive and Entrepreneur whose career spans three decades. As a senior level executive, Josie managed and grew news organizations at the local, station group and network level from the bottom up to become leading news division in individual... Read More →
avatar for Felecia Hatcher-Pearson

Felecia Hatcher-Pearson

Founder, BlackTech Week
avatar for Ariel Lopez

Ariel Lopez

Founder and CEO, 2020
I'm a career coach, entrepreneur, and public speaker with an expertise in digital media and technology.  With over 5 years of hands-on recruiting experience, I've worked with tons of startups and major brands like Amazon to help them build pipelines of talent. I've worked with thousands... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am EDT
Grand Ballroom

1:15pm EDT

Lightning Talks "Tech Entrepeneur's Edition"
Speakers
avatar for Gabriela Garcia

Gabriela Garcia

Gabriella inspires us to make the world a better place by solving problemsin creative and different ways. She calls on all girls to become involvedin engineering, the field of imagination and creation. "Engineering is thefuture and creativity is the key to its success."


Friday April 8, 2016 1:15pm - 2:40pm EDT
Brickell Room

3:00pm EDT

The Anatomy of a Deal: How Makers Row Came Together with Comcast ventures
Speakers
avatar for Tanya Menendez

Tanya Menendez

Co-Founder and CMO, Maker's Row


Friday April 8, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
Raphael/Michelangelo Room

4:00pm EDT

The Legal Side to Getting Funded

They say the devil is in the details and nowhere is that more true than when negotiating the contracts that accompany investments. 

 

In their haste to take money, many entrepreneurs have often hastily and prematurely signed away their legal rights and power only to regret it.  This session will explore the legal side of taking on investors and will give you some general best practices guidelines on how to structure your deal in relation to power structure, roles, contingencies and more. 


Moderators
avatar for Teresita Chavez Pedrosa

Teresita Chavez Pedrosa

General Counsel, Eventcrowd
Teresita Chavez Pedrosa is a highly experienced lawyer and litigator, with a background in journalism. Ms. Chavez Pedrosa has a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Tulane University, and a Bachelor of Science in Communications, with honors, from the University of Miami. She is currently... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Juan Pablo Capello

Juan Pablo Capello

Lawyer and business executive, Private Advising Group
Juan Pablo Cappello is a Chilean-born lawyer and business executive. He is the founder of the Private Advising Group PA, a Miami based law firm and was until January 2013 a principal shareholder with and the Chair of the Latin American Practice for Greenberg Traurig. In 2011 he co-founded Ideame, a capital crowd-sourcing firm based out of several Latin American countries and was a partner in Patagon.com which was sold to Banco Santander for $750 million USD... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Tigre Wenrich

Thomas Tigre Wenrich

Former COO, Open English
Tigre is a multicultural executive with international experience in finance, marketing, and operations. After a successful career as partner with The Boston Consulting Group in the U.S., Spain, and Mexico, he retired to Miami, Florida, where he subsequently participated in a roll-up... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm EDT
Escorial/Alhambra Room

4:00pm EDT

The Legal Side to Getting Funded

They say the devil is in the details and nowhere is that more true than when negotiating the contracts that accompany investments. 

 

In their haste to take money, many entrepreneurs have often hastily and prematurely signed away their legal rights and power only to regret it.  This session will explore the legal side of taking on investors and will give you some general best practices guidelines on how to structure your deal in relation to power structure, roles, contingencies and more. 


Moderators
avatar for Teresita Chavez Pedrosa

Teresita Chavez Pedrosa

General Counsel, Eventcrowd
Teresita Chavez Pedrosa is a highly experienced lawyer and litigator, with a background in journalism. Ms. Chavez Pedrosa has a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Tulane University, and a Bachelor of Science in Communications, with honors, from the University of Miami. She is currently... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Juan Pablo Capello

Juan Pablo Capello

Lawyer and business executive, Private Advising Group
Juan Pablo Cappello is a Chilean-born lawyer and business executive. He is the founder of the Private Advising Group PA, a Miami based law firm and was until January 2013 a principal shareholder with and the Chair of the Latin American Practice for Greenberg Traurig. In 2011 he co-founded Ideame, a capital crowd-sourcing firm based out of several Latin American countries and was a partner in Patagon.com which was sold to Banco Santander for $750 million USD... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Tigre Wenrich

Thomas Tigre Wenrich

Former COO, Open English
Tigre is a multicultural executive with international experience in finance, marketing, and operations. After a successful career as partner with The Boston Consulting Group in the U.S., Spain, and Mexico, he retired to Miami, Florida, where he subsequently participated in a roll-up... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm EDT
Escorial/Alhambra Room