Events are one of the best ways for founders to network, connect, and learn regardless of whether you are just starting out or launching your third business.
Alice and a group of leading partners have gathered this list of top events for Latinx and Hispanic business owners happening in 2020 to help you succeed in your entrepreneurial journey.
This ongoing list has been built in collaboration with Aspen Institute Latinos and Society, The Kapor Center, Latino Business Action Network, United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and VentureWell. We'll continue to update and encourage participation throughout the year.
March 12 | 8 a.m. — 2 p.m. | Houston, TX
The Women’s Leadership Conference & Business Expo highlights the accomplishments and successes of women across all industries. Organized by the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, this conference seeks to empower all people, men and women, to reach higher in their personal and professional lives.
March 30 — April 1 | 8 a.m. — 8 p.m. | Washington, D.C.
Hosted by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), The Legislative Summit offers guests an opportunity to meet and engage with business leaders, corporate executives, legislative and policy experts, and government officials to discuss and create solutions for Hispanic business owners driving the American economy. The summit also offers networking events, workshops, and roundtable discussions to attendees.
May 27 | 10 a.m. — 3 p.m. | Washington, D.C.
Join the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GWHCC) in their annual business expo. This event provides the opportunity to showcase your business to more than 1,500 potential new customers. Launched in 2010, the expo is one of the region's prime events to connect multicultural-owned businesses to companies and clients. Learn resources to start and grow your business and participate in the expo’s educational seminars, business matchmaking, workshops hosted by Facebook, and networking opportunities.
July 14 | 5 p.m. — 9 p.m. | Edison, NJ
Connect your company to a growing market at the largest Hispanic business expo in New Jersey. Hosted by the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey, this expo provides opportunities for business owners to meet influential Hispanic leaders and potential clients. In its 10th year, this event offers participants with the opportunity to showcase their business through networking, community outreach, referrals, and brand awareness.
July 23 — 25 | 8 a.m. — 8 p.m. | Palm Springs, CA
Located in Palm Springs, this three-day summit is the go-to conference for Latina creators, entrepreneurs, and influencers who want to network and grow their professional skills. Attendees can also connect with media and brand leaders that are aligned with their mission and love for the Latinx community.
September 24 — 27 | 9:45 a.m. — 10 p.m. | San Diego, CA
L'Attitude is a business conference for entrepreneurs, focused on helping executives understand "The New Mainstream Economy" and the U.S. Latino cohort that is driving it. This event hosts a of slate of Latinx speakers like actress Zoe Saldana, filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, and founder and CEO Karla Gallardo. The conference also features Match-Up, a program focused on matching U.S. Latinx entrepreneurs with venture capital investment.
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