We officially launched the AmplifyLatinx PowerUp Latinx Biz, a first of its kind collaborative, innovative movement focused on activating Massachusetts’ untapped economic potential by increasing growth and economic opportunity for Latinx-owned businesses in Massachusetts. PowerUp’s mission is to create visibility for Latinx-owned businesses, meaningfully connect them to existing resources, and recognize them as an influential consumer market that must be engaged by our entire business community.

We look forward to advancing the PowerUp movement to unleash Massachusetts’ untapped economic potential.

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EMCEE

Julio's Bio

JULIO RICARDO VARELA

Digital Media Director, Futuro Media Group
Co-host, In The Thick
Founder, Latino Rebels

OPENING SPEAKERS

Natalia's bio

NATALIA OBERTI NOGUERA

Founder & CEO, Pipeline Angels; Creator & Host, Pitch Makeover

Lourdes' Bio

LOURDES GERMÁN

Director, The Civic Innovation Project
Faculty, Boston College Carroll School of Management

ENTREPRENEURS

Mariana's bio

DR. MARIANA MATUS

Co-founder and CEO, Biobot Analytics

CLARA'S Bio

CLARA ARROYAVE

Co-founder and CEO, PlaceMe

Jose's bio

JOSE DE LA ROSA

Founder and CEO, Guardian Healthcare

ELIAS' Bio

ELIAS TORRES

Founder and CTO, Drift

CLARITZA'S bio

CLARITZA ABREU

CEO, Latinc Corporation

VIVIAN IANNOTTI

CEO, Stop and Compare Supermarkets

RESOURCE PARTNERS

Zamawa's bio

ZAMAWA ARENAS [MODERATOR]

Founder and CEO, Flowetik

John's bio

JOHN BARROS

Chief of Economic Development, City of Boston

Marcela's bio

MARCELA MERINO DOMINGUEZ

Senior Analyst, Pacesetter Initiative at Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce

Bob's bio

BOB RIVERS

Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Eastern Bank

JABES' bio

JABES ROJAS

Deputy Chief for Access & Opportunity and Community Affairs, Office of the Governor of Massachusetts

CLOSING SPEAKERS

Jeffrey's Bio

JEFFREY SÁNCHEZ

State Representative, 15th Suffolk
Chairman of House Ways and Means

Corean's bio

COREAN REYNOLDS

Senior Program Associate for Jobs & Economic Development,
The Boston Foundation

GOALS

Identify &
Connect

Identify and map growth oriented Latinx owned businesses in Massachusetts

 

Build Relationships

Facilitate connections among Latinx entrepreneurs through curated networking opportunities and an online digital platform

Access Existing Resources

Foster relationship building and access to existing business resources, such as capital, education, mentors, accelerators, and growth opportunities

Policy
Agenda

Advance a policy agenda focused on driving economic opportunity and growth for Latinx businesses

BENEFITS

For Businesses

Become part of a leading network of Latinx companies in the Commonwealth

Connect with other Latinx businesses owners

Gain visibility for your business and access critical resources for growth

Submit Your Business
For Partners

Become part of a community of curated resources for Latinx business owners

Connect to Latinx founders to participate in your programs and access your resources

Increase your program diversity goals

Become a Partner
For Sponsors

Achieve broad program impact through an economic opportunity focus

Support an initiative that fosters connectivity to organizations' resources

Recognition as a founding sponsor of this Latinx social impact initiative

Become A Sponsor

We invite Latinx businesses, resource partners and sponsors to join us for the launch. You’ll be inspired by a group on successful Latinx entrepreneurs and business leaders innovating in key industries driving our economy, and learn how the broader MA business community can play a role in advancing Latinx  business growth and why doing so matters to our shared future. As part of this effort, we are seeking to identify a broad range Latinx owned businesses across Massachusetts. Help us identify these founders and their businesses. 

 

JOIN US A BUSINESS PARTNER

Below are our current business partners. We hope you’ll join us.

 

CONNECTIVITY CHALLENGE

 

  • In Boston, Latinx-owned businesses average less than $100,000 in annual sales, compared to $644,000 in annual sales for all privately-owned firms
  • Latinx business often operate in silos and lack connections to capital, management expertise, business networks, human capital, and partners necessary for growth
  • Existing resources and programs for entrepreneurs are not inclusive or adept at connecting to the growing Latinx demographic

OPPORTUNITY

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

PRESENTING SPONSOR

AMPLIFY SPONSOR

GROWTH SPONSOR

OUR MEDIA SPONSORS

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