Jesse Martinez to speak at CGI 2016!

 

Cultura Ambassador & Silicon Valley Latino Advisory Board Member, Jesse Martinez, has been invited to present at this year’s CGI 2016 in Atlanta along with several dignitaries, Corporate & Non Profit Executives and past Presidents of the United States.  We congratulate him and all of the work he leads!

See article here ==> https://www.clintonfoundation.org/clinton-global-initiative/meetings/cgi-america/2016/speakers

LSA 2nd Annual Global Innovator Summit 2014 San Francisco

Manos Accelerator 2nd Cohort demoday at Yahoo photo album

Manos Accelerator 2nd Cohort demoday at Yahoo

Last evening Yahoo hosted Manos Accelerator's 2nd Cohort #demoday. Seven Latin@ owned tech startups had the opportunity to pitch their businesses to a panel of professionals from different fields.

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Seven Latino startups to pitch at Yahoo

 

Seven Latino companies from Manos Accelerator’s 2nd cohort will be pitching this coming week at Yahoo!

The makeup of this 2nd group at Manos Accelerator brings together seven tech companies of which three are from California and the other four from Latin America. Colombia, Ecuador, Honduras and Mexico.

With the success of Manos Accelerator’s first round sponsored by Google for Entrepreneurs other big tech companies are being attracted to jump on the train of Latino owned startups. Yahoo has joined the parade of sponsoring and supporting Manos Accelerator by holding this coming weeks pitch by the following seven companies:

From California:

FashionTEQ is a women’s jewelry to be connected to your wireless device.

Bandbazaar is an application that allows musicians to connect, sell, rent or offer different services

Cuestiona.me is a platform that allows anyone to pose questions and or concerns to influential people like politicians or organizations and have them answered by these folks.

Mexico:

CoupleCare is the first app that allows couples to track their fertility goals

Honduras:

saySquare is a technology that will make cell phone payment via SMS a reality for Latin America

Ecuador:

Cycle Money brings a platform of recycling electronics and building computers from the functioning recycled parts

Colombia:

My bigame is a betting platform for gamers.

We are elated that Manos Accelerator continues with its success of bringing Latin@ owned tech companies the education so that they may succeed.

We at SVLatino continue with our mission of highlighting these success stories so be on the lookout with continued coverage of Manos Accelerator and their 2nd Cohort.

 

 

 

 

 

2014 Manos Angel Network One Day Conference

2014 Manos Angel Network One Day Conference

Manos Accelerator – 2nd Cohort Kick-Off Reception

 

SVL was delighted to cover the Manos Accelerator 2nd Cohort kick-off reception hosted at Google on June 17th. 

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Below you can read how the seven companies that make up the 2nd class describe themselves.

 

 

 

Bandbazaar (San Jose, CA): Bandbaazar connects music enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels — It is a web app that’s pioneering a new way for people to convert their skills, musical instruments & gear and space into a source of income.

CoupleCare (Chihuahua, México): CoupleCare is the first app platform guide to fertility. It allows couples to track, monitor and manage monthly menstrual cycles together as a team.

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Cuestiona.me (Palo Alto, CA): Cuestiona.me is a social platform that allows users create questions to leaders, organizations or people of influence. By supporting these questions, they become relevant, inspiring leaders to provide answers.

Cycle Money (Guayaquil, Ecuador): Cycle Money is a platform that helps people to recycle their electronic waste. It connects the recyclable elements from people’s e-waste with the recycling companies directly.

FashionTEQ (Aliso Viejo, CA): FashionTEQ is a fashion-forward, wearable technology company, created Zazzi, a smart and stylish jewelry collection that allows women to remain connected to their smartphone.

My bigame

My Bigame (Bogotá, Colombia): My Bigame is the unique system that offers the possibility of realizing bets in way multiplayer in different games and different platforms.

 

 

 

 

saySquare

saySquare (Tegucigalpa, Honduras): saySquare is a payments platform that allows fast social electronic transfers and lets small business accept money using mobile devices as POS. 

 

 

 

We look forward to bringing you more on these Latino entrepreneurs as they progress through the summer.

Laura Gomez, Latina Entrepreneur, interview on Nueva Latina

 

We are proud to share part one of this interview of Laura Gomez who is one of our Advisory Board members and a 40 under 40 Latin@s2Watch. Let’s give her a big hand in the great job she has done and is doing!

 

Edward Avila – SVL Cultura Ambassador

 

Edward Avila is the CEO of Manos Accelerator, a first-of-its kind accelerator targeting the development of Latino entrepreneurs.  He is a native of San Jose and has worked in Silicon Valley over the last 20 years as a Human Resources Professional, Executive Coach with companies such as Philips Semiconductors and Intersil Corporation and as an Entrepreneur.

Edward Avila - SVL Cultura Ambassador

Edward graduated from Bellarmine College Preparatory. He also earned a Master’s Degree in Organization Development from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Loyola Marymount University.

Edward has been recognized by PODER Hispanic Magazine as a Top 20 Latino Entrepreneur and also as a Game Changer by Hispanic Executive Magazine and has also been featured on ForbesTechCrunch, and The Wall Street Journal.

He is also proud to serve as an Advisory Board Member to Silicon Valley Latino.

“Avion: An Accelerator For Latinas Takes Flight” by Giovanni Rodriguez

The launch of Avion, an accelerator for Latinas, comes at a key moment in N. American history and they plan on making history! Good luck Deldep & Jesse.

“Will Silicon Valley bet on Latina Youth” by Giovanni Rodriguez

https://www.facebook.com/SiliconValleyLatino/posts/756147301084973