PowerUp 3.0 Summit

Economic Engines of Our Future: Fueling Our Growth Through Coalitions, Creativity, and Cultural Intelligence

Thursday, November 12, 2020

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Join Amplify Latinx for the PowerUp 3.0 Latinx Business Summit where we will celebrate the diversity and contributions of our Latinx business community.

The U.S Latinx market generates $2.6 Trillion in GDP per year, which would make U.S. Latinos the 8th largest economy in the world if we were a country! As the fastest growing business segment and talent base, Latinos are vital to the post-COVID economic recovery.

Join Latinx entrepreneurs, investors, advocates, policy-makers, and coalition partners to learn how the entire MA business community can play a role in advancing Latinx business growth and innovation to power our economy. We will highlight ways to fuel our growth through coalitions, creativity, and cultural Intelligence. We are thrilled to have Lili Gil Valetta, CEO of CulturIntel as this year’s keynote.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Video produced by EmVision Productions

EMCEE

Denise's Bio

Denise's Bio

DENISE ISAAC

Bilingual Meteorologist at NBC10 Boston, NECN & Telemundo Boston

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Lili's bio

Lili's bio

LILIANA "LILI" GIL VALLETTA

Co-founder & CEO, CulturIntel and Cien+

OPENING SPEAKERS

Mark's bio

Mark's bio

MARK MADRID

CEO of the Latino Business Action Network (LBAN)

Inara's Bio

Inara's Bio

INARA TAREQUE

Research Analyst, Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative

Ana's Bio

Ana's Bio

ANA VALDEZ

Executive President, Latino Donor Collaborative

ENTREPRENEURS

Andreina's bio

Andreina's bio

ANDREINA VIERA

CEO, The Vieras

Bessie's Bio

Bessie's Bio

BESSIE KING

General Manager-Villa Mexico Cafe 
Member of the Board-Massachusetts Restaurants United

Elias' bio

Elias' bio

ELIAS TORRES

Founder and CEO of Drift

Karla's Bio

Karla's Bio

KARLA MORALES

Founder, Your Home Detox

Libis' bio

Libis' bio

LIBIS BUENO

CEO, CTO and Founder, Domitek Inc.

BREAKOUT SESSION ONE

Unleashing Latino Innovation

The COVID pandemic and economic crisis has pushed Latino entrepreneurs to pivot and leverage new technologies to do businesses. Business owners are using this opportunity to innovate as a strategy for survival and growth. In this conversation, we will explore how to unleash Latino creativity and innovation, and how the funders can help fuel this untapped Latino talent to restart the economy. 

Eli's Bio

Eli's Bio

ELI VELASQUEZ (Moderator)

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Investors of Color Network

Lilibeth's bio

Lilibeth's bio

LILIBETH GANGAS

Chief Technology Community Officer, Kapor Center

Carolyn's Bio

Carolyn's Bio

CAROLYN RODZ

Co-Founder and CEO, Hello Alice

Enrique's Bio

Enrique's Bio

ENRIQUE SHADAH

Founding Director, Expert Collective Cooperative & Affiliate to the MIT LinQ Catalyst Program on Biomedical Innovation

BREAKOUT SESSION TWO

Building an Equitable Small Business Ecosystem

Massachusetts business service organizations, capital providers and advocates have been working together intensely over the last several months to support small businesses of color through emergency funding programs, advocacy and technical assistance. These groups are exemplifying the power of collaboration and coalition-building to support small businesses owned by people of color, immigrants and those with low incomes. Learn some of the best practices in ecosystem-building as a way to fuel an inclusive and equitable business economy and close the racial wealth gap in the Commonwealth.

Alexandra's bio

Alexandra's bio

ALEXANDRA NOVA (Moderator)

Deputy Director, The Lawrence Partnership

Glenn's bio

Glenn's bio

GLENN LLOYD

Executive Director, The Foundation for Business Equity

Segun's Bio

Segun's Bio

SEGUN IDOWU

Executive Director, BECMA

Corean's Bio

Corean's Bio

COREAN REYNOLDS

Program Officer for Economic Inclusion and Special Projects, 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. 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 AS 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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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

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