Latino Flash Pitch

Our application process has concluded but you can still join our conference here: latinoflashpitch.eventbrite.com

When the world is full of challenges (It’s time to create opportunity)

The dramatic changes that the Latino community has recently experienced will leave long-lasting challenges on our society. As safe jobs and conventional systems start to disappear, there is an emerging need for a new wave of Latino entrepreneurship.





This is the moment to see opportunities even as we are overcoming challenges and to enroll in a long term path to make things better. This is the chance for you to create a long-lasting impact, to connect with the others, and create a new future where our communities will be built on. The chance for you to incubate your business idea, or to expand your existing business.

There are problems waiting to be solved uniquely by your experiences, your expertise, your resilience. The world needs you, right now. You can start where you are now. You have the chance to lead us into uncharted territory, to build something that you own, and to provide value to the people you seek to serve.

It will not be an easy journey but it is one worth taking. One that will test your resilience, commitment, and adaptability.

In the mainstream entrepreneurship culture, Latinos are often seen as outsiders. Maybe we don’t have generational wealth that others possess and maybe we don’t have the right network that can make the introduction you need to move forward. The doors of opportunity seemed to be closed for people like us but time and again, our ancestors have taught us creativity and resiliency. We are artful in creating and building. We are the present and future of America.

We are here to be our own changemakers.

We want to provide you with the right tools and resources for you to begin or advance your entrepreneurial journey. Whether you need help developing your idea into a business or need funding to expand your current business. We want to accelerate your learning by embarking on a journey together. We want to help you find others who are on the same path as you. We want to provide you with the resources you need. Together we can move toward a world of possibility, one in which we see opportunities where others see challenges.

Are you a concept or a business? This is the place to grow

The Latino Flash Pitch is a chance to start with a beginner’s mindset. We love learning and exploring new ways to lead and create value in challenging times.

The Latino Flash pitch is a chance to connect with like-minded people. A chance to teach and learn about how entrepreneurship can and is already solving some of the most challenging problems in our community.

You will have a chance to see all the pitches, to learn how to do projects that pay, without needing to raise a lot of money. And a chance to raise the bar of entrepreneurship for your community.

Lastly, you will have a chance to compete for $20,000 in funding.

Two Entrepreneurs will have a chance to win $5,000 each in funding for small businesses that have launched within the past two years.

Five Rising Entrepreneurs will have a chance to win $2,000 in funding for incubating small business ideas and concepts.

All are welcomed to apply. We are committed to having a 50/50 gender split for our final competition.

You are invited to apply to the Latino Flash Pitch sponsored by Verizon and brought to you by the League of United Latin American Citizens !

Enroll on a journey towards making things better, connect with the others, and have a chance to fund your Latino Startup! Applications open Monday, June 8th and close Friday, July 24th at 6 PM EST.

Who can apply:

Entrepreneurs

  • Your startup should have launched within the last two years and received less than $20,000 in funding from other investors.
  • Must own 51% or more of your current small business/venture.
  • You have the willingness to lead others, share your experiences, and have a passion for connecting people.

Rising Entrepreneurs

  • This is for rising Latino entrepreneurs. Anyone who has an idea of how to change the world but needs initial guidance and funding.
  • You are enthusiastic about learning and collaborating with others.
  • You seek to make things better and are always looking to create opportunities.

What you need to apply:

  • A 3-5 min Video Pitch posted on Youtube
  • Your pitch deck
  • Your Startup or concept can be in any sector or industry

What should I include in my video?

Entrepreneurs

The name of your company and an intro to the founders and your ancestral Latino heritage/background.

  • What problem are you solving in the world?
  • What are some of the key attributes of your solution?
  • What are some of the constraints of your solution?
  • How is your venture going?
  • What kind of traction have you gotten?
  • What does leading in challenging times mean for you?
  • Where do you see opportunities where others see challenges?
  • How do you hope to expand on your impact?
  • Include all of these points in your deck and walk us through it.

Rising Entrepreneurs

The name of your company and an intro to the founders and your ancestral Latino heritage/background.

  • What problem do you hope to solve in the world?
  • What are some of the key attributes of your solution?
  • What are some of the constraints of your solution?
  • What does leading in challenging times mean for you?
  • Where do you see opportunities where others see challenges?
  • How would that expand on your impact?
  • What kind of experiences are you hoping to gain from the Latino Flash Pitch?
  • Include all of these points in your deck and walk us through it.

That is it friends! We can’t wait to hear your pitch! Apply Below!

Our application process has concluded but you can still join our conference here: latinoflashpitch.eventbrite.com

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