Luis Villa – SVL Cultura Ambassador


Silicon Valley Latino is proud to feature our newest Cultura Ambassador, Luis Villa from San Luis Potosí in Mexico. Luis is driven by his latest entrepreneurial endeavor Villa C. Luis and his wife Marisol recently visited with us here in Silicon Valley and we were thrilled to visit with him at Stanford University along with some iconic Silicon Valley institutions such as the Facebook and Google campuses. While pitching potential investors for Villa C, Luis was able to visit the Bay Area and not only meet with potential investors; he was also able to meet with other Cultura Ambassadors who offered him encouragement and support. Luis was able to be inspired first hand at one of Silicon Valley’s Inspire Higher Panel Discussions.

Bringing craftsmanship and unique designs from talent around the world and giving them a global stage in the marketplace is what Villa C is all about. The idea was hatched when Luis shared software design courses with fashion designers at The Universidad Interamericana para el Desarrollo. Luis quickly realized that the genius that toiled in the classroom needed a marketing and sales platform to feature such young amazing talent. He quickly started putting together Villa C. A marketplace for International, young designers.

The idea is to take the necessary steps in finding quality, locally made garments and presenting them through their e-commerce website in a way that’s fair to market and in a way that gives merchandise a sophisticated brand look. The Villa C website coordinates taylor-made solutions for custom garments direct to customers.

Through Villa C, designers will have access to key distribution, manufacturing and collaboration tools and services normally available only in more sophisticated supply chain solutions.

Luis Villa and his start up Villa C are dedicated to offering unique designs from custom designers around the world. This revolutionary idea helps them reach an audience looking for locally made and hard to find goods in a new global market place. His venture is well underway and he certainly has bright horizons ahead as Villa C is expected to officially be launching soon, including the possibility of participating in the next Boot Camp at Manos Accelerator. Manos Accelerator is a mentorship-driven accelerator program that provides “hands-on” education, business resources, infrastructure, capital, and guidance for promising Latino led startup companies, moving them towards a fast track to success.

We are excited to share this journey with all our Cultura Ambassadors. Stay tuned for more exciting news on Luis Villa and Villa C.



San Jose Earthquakes Avaya Stadium ribbon cutting ceremony


Silicon Valley Latino was on hand to participate in the ribbon cutting ceremony at the brand new $ 100 million Avaya Stadium in San Jose, home of your San Jose Earthquakes.

Soon to be a fan favorite. The allotted 12,000 season ticket have all but been sold out.

View from Press box

“There is no other stadium in North America like this one” says earthquakes Club President Dave Kaval. “All the elements we have brought to this new stadium create a unique home environment”. Says Kaval. “We have a home now.” This is great for our existing fans as well as creating a larger fan base for many years to come.”


The stadium holds 18,000 but every angle from every seat lends an intimate, close-up feel to fans unmatched by anything I’ve ever experienced. Indeed, sitting up at the top row, not only was it a terrific seat with an amazing view, but the positioning of the stadium gives breath taking views to San Jose International Airport, as well as downtown San Jose.


The project, completed solely with private funds, is led by High Tech giant Avaya, who are thrilled to bring this jewel to San Jose. Avaya CEO Kevin Kennedy feels the diverse audience of the international game of soccer is the ideal audience to reach Avaya’s message of communication and engagement to a global audience.

SJ Quakes Dignitaires


Not only is Avaya Stadium the home of the Earthquakes, but it’s also an ideal location for unique outdoor events for groups of all sizes.

We at Silicon Valley Latino are optimistic about following the Earthquakes and the entire MLS season in 2015 and look forward to seeing you at the stadium for an Earthquakes game real soon.  Avaya Stadium is a wonderful, affordable and exciting place to meet. Go Earthquakes!!