LEARN, CONNECT, SUCCEED!

2018 Latina SmallBiz Expo

& Pitch your Business Competition NOVEMBER 8, 2018 - 12:00pm TO 7:00pm JERSEY CITY, NJ

Presenters


Jackeline Cacho

Mistress of Ceremony

Founder and Emmy Nominee Host, "Jackeline Cacho Presenta Triunfo Latino"

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Nathalie Molina Niño

Keynote Speaker

CEO of BRAVA Investments and Author of LEAPFROG, The New Revolution for Women Entrepreneurs

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Susana G Baumann

Organizer

Founder, President & CEO, Latinas in Business Inc.

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Speakers


Jermaine Pharmes

Policy Compliance Manager, Hudson County Office of Business Opportunity

Ana Torres

Founder and CEO, GlobalVoiceTN

Dr. Georgina Falú, PhD

Founder, President, Falú Foundation

Roger Cervantes

Director of Program, Rising Tide Capital

Victoria Flores

Co-founder and CEO, Lux Beauty Club

Erica Duignan Minnihan

Founder and Managing Partner, 1000 Angels

Danay Escanaverino

Founder and CEO, LunaSol Media

Vicky Ayala

Founder, Blogger, Influencer Quirky Bodega

Hipatia Lopez

Founder and CEO, Empanada Fork

Clarisa Romero

Founder and CEO, Mindful Consultants

Cristina Tone

Certified Housing Counselor at El Salvador Development Foundation

Erica Torres Pagano

Founder, Total Fitness Evolution

Aquiles Larrea

Latino wealth advisor, and author, CEO, Larrea Wealth Management

Mabel Nunez

Founder and CEO, Girls on the Money

Carlos Yepez

PNC Bank VP Business Banking Relationship Manager, Certified Women’s Business Advocate

Dee Rivera

CEO, Dee&C Group

Entrepreneur Empowerment Lunch


01:00 PM - 01:45 PM
1. MINORITY SMALL BUSINESS CERTIFICATION DEMYSTIFIED

Description: Is a Minority Small Business Certification worthwhile? The benefits of being a minority-owned business with certification are significant. From federal and government agencies to private corporations, there are many organizations that want to do business with minority-owned businesses and would even prefer to do so. Certification may provide your business with opportunities it might not otherwise be able to compete for. You qualify for those contracts even if you think you don't!

Speakers:
Jermaine Pharmes, Hudson County Office of Business Opportunity
Ana Torres, CEO, GlobalVoice TN
SPONSORED BY Hudson County Office of Business Opportunity

01:00 PM - 01:45 PM
2. RAISE YOUR FIRST ROUND OF FUNDING AS A STARTUP

Description: Need money for your startup? Without fundraising, startups can’t source together the necessary capital to scale their businesses, so knowing how to raise your first rounds of funding successfully will ensure that you have a chance of getting a check in the end. Hear from an angel investor, a small business banker and a Latina entrepreneur what it takes to succesfully fundraise funding for your venture.

Speakers:
Erica Duignan Minnihan, 1000 Angels
Victoria Flores, Co-founder Lux Beauty Club

01:00 PM - 01:45 PM
3. IS MY BUSINESS IDEA A HIT?

Description: Do you have an idea for a new service, product or business? Discuss with our small business experts if your idea or product is viable and what it takes for you to launch your business BEFORE you dig in and spend thousands of dollars. This workshop will include a free evaluation and an invitation to participate at one of our dedicated workshops. 

Speakers:
Dr Georgina Falu, Falu Foundation NYC
Roger Cervantes, Program Director, Rising Tide Capital
Dee Rivera, Dee & Co Group

02:00 PM - 02:45 PM
4. BRAND YOUR BUSINESS, BRAND YOURSELF!

Description: Everything we know about every product we use is because of branding. It is the link that connects your company to your customer and vice versa. A strong brand provides your business value. A strong brand will provide value to your organization well beyond your physical assets. Join our Branding Experts and Social Media Influencers to discuss how you can also create a strong brand for your company and for you!

Speakers:
Vicky Ayala, Social Media Influencer and Founder, Quirky Bodega
Danay Escanaverino, Founder and CEO, LunaSol Media
Panel Moderator:
Hipatia Lopez, Founder and CEO, Empanada Fork
SPONSORED BY INVESTORS BANK

02:00 PM - 02:45 PM
5. THE SANDWICH GENERATION: CARING FOR EVERYONE EXCEPT YOURSELF

Description: Women -especially Latinas- are raised in the believe that everyone in the family comes first. Being a member of the sandwich generation can put your financial future and your business in jeopardy. Explore practical strategies that you can use to care for your parents, your children AND yourself without exhausting your resources.

Speaker:
Aquiles Larrea, noted columnist, CEO, Latino wealth advisor, and author
Mabel Nunez, Founder and CEO, Girls on the Money
Carlos Yepez, PNC Bank VP Business Banking Relationship Manager, Certified Women’s Business Advocate
SPONSORED BY PNC BANK

02:00 PM - 02:45 PM
6. FEAR OF BUSINESS FAILURE: REPROGRAM YOUR BRAIN FOR SUCCESS

Description: Do you want a mental edge when it comes to reaching success? Are you aware that you can make your mind work for you, instead of having it fight you every step of the way? If you’re looking for a simple activity that will promote success in your life, then join our experts to learn to deal with the stress and anxiety that may prevent you from reaching your goals and gain clarity so that you can see things objectively.

Speakers:
Clarisa Romero, Founder, CEO, Mindful Consultants
Erica Torres Pagano, Total Fitnes Evolution
Panel Moderator:
Cristina Tone, Certified Default Housing Counselor at El Salvador Development Foundation
SPONSORED BY HORIZON BCBS

Registration


General Admission 11/7/2018 - Full Event

$55
  • Welcome Ceremony, Keynote Speaker, Copy of Keynote's Book, 2 Workshops, Luncheon, Expo, Pitch, Reception- free parking (one slot)

General Admission - Expo & Pitch

$15
  • Welcome Ceremony, Keynote Speaker, Expo, Pitch Competition, Reception

Pitch Competition


The Pitch your Business to the Media Competition has become a signature feature of the Latina SmallBiz Expo that attracts strong and established Latina small businesses for an opportunity to be promoted in main media in the region.  

Who can participate at the Pitch Competition:
•Latina (female) small business owner
•Solopreneurs
•Partnerships –51% main partner

Requirements:
•Established business legal structure and 
1 year in operation
•Product or services in hand
•Any industry or product –store or online

FREE REGISTRATION WITH PURCHASE OF LATINA EXHIBITOR TABLE 

For additional information, hello@latinasinbusiness.us or call 848 238 6090

PRIZE PACKAGE INCLUDES:
  • $2000 Cash Prize
  • PR and Media package (Value $5000)
  • Minority/Women Certification package (Value $1500)
  • 2 Tickets to Concert and LIMO pick up (Value $500) 
  • One-Full Day Spa Treatment (Value $1000)

Exhibitor Tables


Sponsorships


Agenda


12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Latina SmallBiz Expo Opening Ceremony
Location: Auditorium

Description: Welcome Ceremony/Presenters/Organizer/Keynote Speaker

01:00 PM - 01:45 PM
Entrepreneur Empowerment Lunch - Session 1, 2 & 3
Location: Breakout rooms

Description: Breakout sessions, main panelists and lunch provided.

02:00 PM - 02:45 PM
Entrepreneur Empowerment Lunch - Session 4, 5 & 6
Location: Breakout rooms

Description: Breakout sessions, main panelists and lunch provided.

03:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Latina SmallBiz Expo and Reception
Location: Auditorium

Description: Exhibitors and vendors to showcase products and services, Afternoon Reception provided by Hudson County Institute of Culinary Arts.

05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Pitch your Business to the Media Competition
Location: Auditorium

Description: 10 finalists compete for an opportunity to win a 10K Prize Package.

About




The 2018 Latina SmallBiz Expo and Pitch your Business to the Media Competition is an annual event that brings together Latina entrepreneurs, innovators and creators to gain ACCESS to potential clients and new contracts, BRAND and promote your products and services, and CONNECT with decision-makers and influencers!

All size businesses and companies in every industry are welcomed to exhibit at the Latina SmallBiz Expo but only Latina-owned businesses and entrepreneurs can participate at the Pitch your Business to the Media Competition.


This year, our annual Latina SmallBiz Expo is co-hosted by the Hudson County Office of Business Opportunity and Hudson County Institute of Culinary Arts in Jersey City, NJ.


2017 LSBE Video


Contact


  • 161 Newkirk Street, Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
  • Hudson County Culinary Arts Center - Validated parking with full-event ticket purchase across the street from the venue.