SAN FRANCISCO, CA – September 26 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – In an effort to support the number of Latinas in business specifically in the tech sector, Latina Startup Tour (LST) is traveling across the US to bring business tools and concepts to this underserved community. LST is teaming up with MIYB Spaces and co-sponsored by IDEA (EconAlliance), Latino Startup Alliance (LSA) Central Coast and Kapor Center for Social Impact to bring this curriculum on Saturday, October 4th 2014 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will be hosted by MIYB Spaces at located at 429 E. Main St., Santa Maria, CA 93454. The workshop initiative will focus on introducing Lean Startup Methodology, with practical tools, tips and business model canvas exercises.
â€œI believe that our solutions in technology will not come from others but from our communities. We want to teach Silicon Valley methods that have helped larger companies learn how to serve their customers. The best part is that you donâ€™t have to have a tech venture to learn, if you are using your phone, tablet or computer for business you can benefitâ€
â€œI am incredibly excited about going to Santa Maria to teach the fastest growing segment of business owners: Latinas!â€ said Tech Entrepreneur Deldelp Medina, Co-founder of Avion Ventures. â€œI believe that our solutions in technology will not come from others but from our communities. We want to teach Silicon Valley methods that have helped larger companies learn how to serve their customers. The best part is that you donâ€™t have to have a tech venture to learn, if you are using your phone, tablet or computer for business you can benefitâ€
The workshop will focus on fun and dynamic business methods that will enable you to acquire new customers and grow your business. Participants will use these skills to bring their unique business ideas to life. Participating cities have been Oakland and San Francisco, CA and Tampa, FL. Santa Maria is the 4th stop, with Boston, MA and San Marcos, TX following.
â€œSanta Maria is home to a rising hotbed of inspiring entrepreneurial activity.â€ said Jose Huitron, Co-Chair, EconAlliance (IDEA) and Central Coast Chapter Director of the LSA. â€œWe are excited to host the Latina Startup Tour and expand the pool of resources for innovative thinkers and do our part to further the Latina power shift that is taking the nation by storm.â€
â€œAs a female entrepreneur and founder of MIYB Spaces, I am honored to support the Latina Startup Tour’s visit to Santa Maria. I am extremely proud of the work we are doing locally – as we work together to build a vibrant, inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem that truly represents who we are as a community. The mere fact that Santa Maria was selected as one of only 8 cities nationwide for this campaign is truly exciting, but the fact that MIYB Spaces has the opportunity to host such an amazing group who are dedicated to the empowerment of Latinas and women in general as they launch their own businesses – is beyond words – I am so honored! To all the planners, presenters, coordinators of the Latina Startup Tour – I say congratulations and thank you!!! To the attendees – I say lucky you (us)! And to our community – I say WOO HOO!!! We are truly special and the world is starting to recognize us for who we are!â€ Anne L. Cremarosa.
To request event access or arrange media interviews with participants, please contact Deldelp Medina at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415 548 0627.
About Latina Startup Tour
We connect Latina Entrepreneurs, the fastest growing segment of U.S. entrepreneurs, to the companies, training, and technologies that will ensure their success:
– Inspires-Success you can achieve
– Connects-Network your way to your goals
– Educates-Learn new tools and techniques
Co-Founded by two Latinas entrepreneurs who have the mission to grow Latina owned businesses to take the next steps for financial success:
Deldelp Medina – Co-founder of AviÃ³n, a pre-accelerator for Latinas in the mobile space. A DBA, Program Manager, and CEO and Co-founder of Gldys. Gldys is a mobile to web SaaS application for Homehealth care workers and the families they serve.
Francesca Escoto -Founder & CEO of the Innovators Institute, featured by Google Venture Labs, LATISM, SHPE, Huffington Post, Fox News Latino, and regional events. An engineer by trade, she started her first venture building software to track aircraft engine performance in 1999. Today she is a certified Startup Coach, and master trainer, with over 15 years of experience.
About Latino Startup Alliance Central Coast
Latino Startup Allianceâ€™s mission is to encourage the inspiration and cultivation of U.S. Latino led technology startup ventures by providing a strong network of fellow entrepreneurs, investors, innovators, and mentors. LSA provides its members learning opportunities around tech entrepreneurship, from lean startup principles and customer development to fundraising and more. LSA members also lead the Youth Startups program, a program centered on tech entrepreneurship for high school students. For more information, please visit latinostartupalliance.org/.
MIYB Spaces was created to serve as the hub for the creation of a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem in our region. By providing area entrepreneurs, startups, and innovators with a full-service center, where they can access needed resources for business launch and/or expansion, and network with like-minded individuals. Learn more at http://www.miybspaces.com.
Innovation Development Entrepreneurship Accelerator (IDEA) is an initiative of EconAlliance. The purpose of the Innovation/Entrepreneurship Initiative is to proactively organize and provide support services that invigorate innovation and entrepreneurship in the North Santa Barbara County region.
About Kapor Center for Social Impact
The Kapor (pronounced KAY-por) Center for Social Impact relentlessly pursues creative strategies that will leverage information technology for positive social impact. We primarily work with underrepresented communities, focusing on gap-closing endeavors. – See more at: http://kaporcenter.org/mission-philosophy/#sthash.aoV7ii9h.dpuf.