Interested in being an entrepreneur? Check out these 6 conferences
There are a number of conferences that are coming up this year for Latinos who are interested in following the entrepreneur track. NBC News recently shared six of them that are worth checking out, especially as entrepreneurship continues to become increasingly popular.
March 3-5, Long Beach, California
Founder: Ana Flores
#WeAllGrow Summit brings together professional Latina bloggers, creators, makers, and brands in an intimate and welcoming atmosphere for impactful
networking and learning experiences—all bilingual and in-culture—crafted to create unique and long-lasting connections and professional growth experiences.
April 4-8, Miami, Florida
Founder: Manny Ruiz
This year Hispanicize expects to convene approximately 3,000 influencers from the industries of social media, marketing, journalism, entertainment and entrepreneurship over the course of five days.
May 13-15, Orlando, Florida
Founder: Isabel Laessig
Food & Wine Conference is for bloggers, small business owners, chefs, winemakers, traditional and digital media, book authors and brands.
Reis Laessig is of Portuguese descent, and aims to include more Hispanics in the conference.
The mission of the conference is one dear to the Hispanic community: enjoying meals with the family.
June 8-9, Miami, Florida
Founder: Marcos Baer
PortadaLat is now in its seventh year. It covers the Latin American and U.S. Hispanic digital marketing, tech and media space. It's a two-day annual gathering of key brand marketing, advertising, media and content leaders from all over the Americas.
This year will include more offerings such as travel and luxury, more sessions exploring the marketing technology revolution and an expanded speaker roster. It will bring back all-time favorites such as an online video forum, speed networking and the Latin American Advertising and Media Award Ceremony.
Portada organizes other major conferences including one in New York City on Sept. 21 and 22 and in Mexico City on Oct. 11
Usually in the fall, 2016 dates and venues not yet announced.
Founder: Ana Roca
LATISM (Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media) aims to empower the Latino community in education, health, technology and business using technology and social media. Initially geared more towards bloggers, LATISM has gradually shifted its focus to education. In its October 2015 edition in Washington D.C. the conference covered a variety of topics, including immigration, teaching young children to code, and small business management for Hispanics.
The 2016 date and venue will be announced on their website.
San Francisco and NYC, 4 times a year.
Founder: Angelica Perez-Litwin
In 2016, Latinas Think Big will be hosting local entrepreneurial events in San Francisco and in New York City several times a year. The goal of these community gatherings is to build supportive and entrepreneurial ecosystems through networking, peer mentoring and learning.
The events are aimed at local entrepreneurs and innovators, aspiring entrepreneurs and career professionals. Attendees can exchange ideas, learn or mentor, and strategize to move their business ideas forward.