Kenny Salas, Sean Salas, Latino Entrepreneurs, Camino Financial

Camino Financial: Small Business Finance for Latino Entrepreneurs, by Latino Entrepreneurs

Funding and growth remains a big challenge for Latino businesses, from hi-tech startups to the mom and pop restaurant on the corner. One startup founded by two Harvard Business school students, who are also twin brothers, aims to pin its own by growth on helping small Latino businesses reach their full potential.
Maria Contreras-Sweet

TURNOUT: Latino, Millennial, Immigrant Entrepreneurs Play 'Enormous' Role in US Economy, Says SBA Maria Contreras-Sweet

Latinos have said job creation and fixing the economy is among their most important issues that politicians should address during the midterm election, according to Latino Decisions 2014 Election Eve Poll, and U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet has been helping Latinos enter into small business ventures.
Manos Accelerator

Manos Accelerator’s David Lopez Talks Lack of VC Funding for Latino Startups, New Addition to Manos

Jennifer Lopez might have garnered the most attention from an audience not used to hearing business pitches from global pop superstars last week at the Venture Capital Association's VentureScape conference. But it's her father David, co-founder of the Latino startup-focused Manos Accelerator, who most challenged the assumptions of those investors in budding businesses.
Techcrunch Disrupt NY Manhattan Center startups

The Challenges Latino Technology Startups Face, As Explained By the Latino Entrepreneurs Facing Them

A study from IHS Global Insight, an economic forecasting firm, said Latinos might account for 40 percent of the U.S. job growth by 2020, and that increase includes the rate of Latino entrepreneurs. During the last two decades, Latino entrepreneurship has tripled, and Latin Post spoke with entrepreneurs who have further built the groundwork for Latino community to succeed particularly in the tech sector.
Daniela Perdomo and Jorge Perdomo, co-founders of goTenna, off the grid smartphones

MARKETPLACE: Daniela and Jorge Perdomo, Co-Founders of goTenna, Want to Free Your Smartphone From the Grid

If you could time travel to a half-century go to tell about the world of information and communication available instantly, wirelessly, at your fingertips wherever you go, they probably wouldn't believe it. Especially if you tried demonstrating that to them on your iPhone -- without a cell network to connect to.
HelpHub Miguel Kudry

MARKETPLACE: Venezuelan-Born Entrepreneur Miguel Kudry Finds Success With HelpHub, an Instant Tutoring Network

Miguel Kudry is aware of the irony, on the face of it, that he's the founder of an educational startup.
Acompli, Latino Startup purchased by Microsoft, Javier Soltero

Microsoft Acquires Email Startup Acompli for More Mobile Cross-Platform Expansion

Microsoft continues to open up to Apple and Google mobile platforms, with the most recent move in this direction being its acquisition of Outlook for iPhone app -- and Latino-founded startup -- Acompli.
Couple Care

Startup Wednesday: Couple Care Brings an App's Touch to Fertility

This week's featured startup is Couple Care, an app and service designed to help guide couples through the fertility process -- whether they want to have babies or not.
Manos Accelerator

Manos Accelerator, Catalyst for Latino Startups, Announces Second Round Finalists

Google may have released unflattering diversity figures recently (in a move that at least got the conversation started about the lack of minorities in Silicon Valley), but the tech giant is at least trying to bring about change. One initiative, a continuing partnership with Latino startup incubator Manos Accelerator, has just announced its second round of startups for its program.

Spanish-Language Seminars Teach Latinas Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship

Spanish-language Latina Hope classes are equipping Hispanic women in South Texas with the necessary tools required to launch their own craft businesses, also helping those with pre-existing craft businesses to function more professionally.
internet week

Internet Week NY 2014: Reasons to Start a Startup in New York: Immigration and Education Are Vital

New York City is known as a mecca for businesses, large and small, yet California seems to be the main grounds for technology companies.

Exclusive: Enigmedia Encryption Startup Secures, Gives Complete Data Ownership to Clients from Banks to Governments

Encryption has become an important issue with many organizations following the growing interest of securing privacy, and one startup company has worked on securing communications.
Voto Latino Innovators Challenge

Latino Entrepreneurs: Inside Voto Latino's VL Innovators Challenge, A Competition for Millennial Latinos to Improve Lives Through Technology

As we previously reported, Voto Latino, a non-partisan Latino organization that encourages civic engagement and voting among millennial Latinos, recently turned 10 years old. As part of the celebration, Voto Latino introduced the VL Innovators Challenge, which officially opened a few days ago. Here are the details.
Square for Latino Small Business

Square Adds Spanish-Language Support in Expansion to Latino Small Businesses

Square, the small business credit card service, has decided to tap into the U.S. Latino small business market with a new Spanish-language version of their point of sale app. Beginning this month, Square is pushing into Latino-heavy business markets across the country.
Small Business Saturday

Latina Entrepreneurs Contribute Billions to American Economy Every Year

Large California-based companies tend to originate as small-scale operations. These companies, driven by founders with outstanding ideas and access to capital, can grow in just a matter of a few short months when guided by individuals who have a strong vision. More and more apparent is the fact that many of these business leaders and entrepreneurs are not white, nor or they male; rather, they are Latina women who have learned how to thrive in a high risk-high reward startup environment.
Manos Accelerator

Manos Accelerator Renews Google Partnership to Help Launch More Latino Startups

Manos Accelerator, a Latino-focused startup accelerator, announced this week that it was extending its partnership with Google for Entrepreneurs, after a successful first 2013 round of supporting Latino and Latin American startups.
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