Washington, DC – Don’t miss
this week’s upcoming Latino Flash Pitch (LFP) created to foster
connections, inspire learning, and create a community around Latinos who
are ready for business and innovation. Latino entrepreneurs get a big break
to be seen by pitching their startups and business ideas for what could be
their biggest opportunity yet. This can lead to being included in a round
of seed funding, and tap into the knowledge of experienced Latino
entrepreneurs to do work that matters.
entrepreneurs are already changing every sector and industry globally even
despite COVID-19,” say Alberto Vargas, Program
Coordinator, and Randy Palacios, LULAC fellow. “Still, there is a large
disparity between their contributions to the world and the available
resources. LFP is a supportive community of people who care about making a
difference in the world through entrepreneurship and innovation. We have startups
from every sector and industries which we connect with mentors, fellow
entrepreneurs plus funding,” they add.
The Latino Flash Pitch
Conference is scheduled for Tuesday,
August, 11th from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM and Wednesday, August 12th, 2020 from
10:00 AM to 1:30 PM
world is changing as safe jobs, and conventional systems start to disappear
even as the existing inequities are disproportionately affecting Latino
entrepreneurs,” says Sindy Benavides, National Chief Executive Officer.
“Problems are waiting to be solved uniquely by Latino experiences,
leadership, skills, and resilience. The world needs them right now. They
can lead us into uncharted territory, build something that they own, and
provide value to the people they seek to serve. Unfortunately, what we have
seen during this pandemic is a lack of access to capital, and already many
Latino business owners have had to close their doors. As our purchasing
power continues to grow, we want to make sure that Latinos are creating
businesses and being selected as vendors, which helps bring diversity and
equity to Fortune 1000 companies who desperately need them. Our strength is
multiplied when we are all for one, and this program proves it!” she adds.
LULAC has created the Latino
Flash Pitch as the model for how to identify, assist and mentor emerging
entrepreneurs effectively and efficiently. It is doing so by leveraging its
91-year history of service and a proven track record of making a difference
in Latino communities throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. You
too, can be part of the fast track to success in business and economic
empowerment. Join us for this historic virtual first of its kind LULAC
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The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s
largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers
Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in
Washington, DC, with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto
Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important
issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For
more information, visit www.LULAC.org.
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Mission is to increase the diversity of corporate America by increasing the diversity of business school faculty. We attract African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans and Native Americans to business Ph.D. programs, and provide a network of peer support on their journey to becoming professors.