PowerUp 2.0 Summit @ Hubweek:
Latinx Business Growth as Jet Fuel for the Massachusetts Economy

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019
Mainstage Speaker: 3:00 – 4:00
Summit: 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Closing Reception 6:00 – 8:00 pm

The Pursuit Stage at HubWeek

65 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Join Amplify Latinx for the 2nd Annual PowerUp Business Summit to recognize the economic imperative for Latinx business growth. Latinx-owned businesses are the fastest-growing entrepreneurial segment in the US and Massachusetts, yet only 3% generate over $1 million in annual revenue. We will convene over 200 Latinx business leaders, resource partners, and the broader entrepreneurial community to learn about PowerUp Latinx Biz, a collaborative, Latinx-led initiative focused on activating Massachusetts’ untapped economic potential by increasing visibility, growth and economic opportunity for Latinx businesses. You’ll be inspired by a group of successful Latinx entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders innovating in key industries driving our economy. You will also learn how the entire MA business community can play a role in advancing Latinx  business growth and innovation that fuels new jobs and revenue creation to power our economy.

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

Video produced by EmVision Productions

EMCEE

Jorge

JORGE QUIROGA

Former News Reporter at WCVB TV 5

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Nathalie

NATHALIE MOLINA NIÑO

Founder and CEO, O³ and  Author of LEAPFROG, The New Revolution for Women Entrepreneurs

 

Marta

MARTA TELLADO

President and CEO of Consumer Reports

OPENING SPEAKERS

Juan

JUAN CARLOS MORALES

Managing Partner at Surfside Capital Advisors

Lourdes

LOURDES GERMÁN

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

ENTREPRENEURS

Josiane

JOSIANE MARTINEZ

Founder and CEO of Archipelago Strategies Group

Daniel

DANIEL PEREZ

President and CEO, DPV Transportation Worldwide

Jose

JOSE PEREZ

Chief Operating Officer, DPV Transportation Worldwide

Marcos

MARCOS ARAUJO

Founder and CEO, Esportudo

 

FIRESIDE CHAT

Adrian

ADRIAN MENDOZA

Founder and General Partner of Mendoza Ventures

Sol

SOL CARBONNEL

Assistant Vice President, Regional and Community Outreach at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

 

CLOSING SPEAKERS

TBD

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. You’ll be inspired by successful Latinx entrepreneurs and business leaders innovating in key industries driving our economy, 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. 

 

JOIN US A BUSINESS PARTNER

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

 

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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

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3%-exceed-1m-rev
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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

PRESENTING SPONSOR

AMPLIFY SPONSORS

GROWTH SPONSOR

OUR MEDIA SPONSORS

RECEPTION SPONSORS

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