2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

The Latino Factor: A $1.4T Future for Startups

Monday, March 14
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon D
500 E 4th St

The economic future of the U.S. depends on Latino startups. A new study by the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Institute noted: Latino startups are a $1.4T opportunity. Latinos comprise 17% of the US population, yet only 8% of all startups are Latino-owned; less than 1% of venture-backed firms are founded by Latinos. We will identify the Top 3 challenges for Latino startups and the 3 strategies that startups, investors & accelerators can take to accelerate Latino startups. How can accelerators & investors cross the chasm to meet the capital & social capital needs of promising Latino startups? How can Latino entrepreneurs tap into the best startup ecosystems to go from survival to success?

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Cynthia Rubio

Founder & CEO

Radiant RFID

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Ed Valdez

VP Global Business Strategy

G51 Amplify

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Liz Arreaga

Founder & Partner

Mercury Mambo

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Phil Pompa

CEO & Managing Dir

International Accelerator

CEO/Managing Director of the International Accelerator based in Austin, Texas. The International Accelerator is focused solely on non-U.S. citizen founders. IA provides access to seed funding,qu...

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