Miami, FL – The new Tech component added this year to Hispanicize, the annual Latino trends event, will take place April 1-4 in downtown Miami’s InterContinental Hotel. U.S. Latino tech entrepreneurs and the investors and technology companies that want to work with them will take center stage as part of the Tech Entrepreneurs agenda just unveiled.
Curated by the Latino Startup Alliance, the Tech Entrepreneurs Showcase of Hispanicize 2014 includes workshops, talks, sessions and a national startup competition featuring angel investors, respected Latino tech CEOs and startups.
Co-chaired by award winning journalist Maria Hinojosa of NPR’s Latino USA and Patricia Pineda, Group Vice President of the Hispanic Business Strategy Group of Toyota Motor North America, Hispanicize 2014 is expected to gather more than 1,700 of the nation’s most influential Latino professionals from the industries of blogging, journalism, technology, music, marketing, film and business over four full days featuring U.S. Hispanic thought leaders and celebrities.
The event is a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books and more targeting Latinos in the U.S. and/or Puerto Rico.
Among the tech leaders, investors and startups participating in the program are:
Paul Singh, Partner of 500 Startups and Founder & CEO of Disruption Corporation;
Ana Diaz-Hernandez of Kapor Capital; Eduardo Hauser, Chairman of the Board for Vme;
Lisa Morales, founder of Shopsy;
Deldelp Medina, founder of Gldys and president of Latino Startup Alliance San Francisco;
Pablo Fuentes, Founder of Proven;
William Crowder, DreamIt Ventures;
Mario Tapia, Momentum Accelerator;
Giovanni Rodriguez of SocialxDesign and a regular contributor to Forbes;
Jonathan Nelson, Hackers/Founders Co-op;
Giovanni Dubois of LAM;
Fabian Oliva, founder of Fiverun;
Rick Ehrman, EVP Corporate Development for Univision;
Pablo Solano of Rally;
Jose Huitron of Crowdismo; and
Laura Maydon, Managing Director of Endeavor Miami, among others.
“This great agenda represents a complete and wide spectrum of speakers and topics that we believe will resonate strongly with Latino tech entrepreneurs,” said Jesse Martinez, co-founder of the Latino Startup Alliance.
One of the most offbeat sessions taking place this year is titled “Building an Internet without Internet.” The session will explore how Cuban tech entrepreneurs are banding together to create social communities without even using the Internet, a mostly prohibited item in the island.
(To view the constantly updated schedule, download the Hispanicize 2014 event app on iTunes, Android, BlackBerry)
LATINO TECH ENTREPRENEUR SESSIONS
Below is a day-by-day overview of sessions:
MONDAY, MARCH 31
“An Evening with Latino Tech Investors and Entrepreneurs” (By Invite Only)
This three-hour, by invitation only dinner program will feature a keynote by Paul Singh, Founder of Disruption Corporation and Partner of 500 Startups. Conducted in partnership with Startup Angels, the program will also feature a panel on U.S. Latino Tech Opportunities & Challenges with featuring certified investors and U.S. Latino startups.
TUESDAY, APRIL 1
— “Entrepreneur Lessons from Silicon Valley”
— “2014 Update to Funding Your Latino Tech Startup: The financial game is different than the dot- com days”
— “Latino Tech CEO Forum”
— “Let’s Talk Tech: Meet the Latino and Multicultural Tech Media”
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2
— “Building an Internet without the Internet”
— “Crowdfunding Your Latino Startup”
— “Latino Startup Finals Competition”
As of today, announced sponsors include: 3M, Toyota, Google, Sherwin-Williams, Crest, Burson-Marsteller, Transitions, Florida Blue, Fox News Latino, Vme, The Axis Agency, Sensis Agency, Textter and many more brands who will shortly be disclosed. Media partners include Being Latino, NPR’S Latino USA, Latin Heat Media, El Sol Newspaper, Media Moves and PRODU.
Hispanicize 2014, a partnership of the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA),Hispanicize and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA),