Startup Weekend Miami: Latinx In Tech Brings National Spotlight On Miami Latin Entrepreneurs
Techstars Startup Weekend Miami: Latinx in Tech, hosted at CIC Miami, September 21st to the 23rd, brings exposure, awareness, and an experiential way to learn about tech to the community. The aim is to inspire potential entrepreneurs in the Latinx community to breathe life into their ideas and learn how to bridge the gap from ideation to prototype with customer validation.
This event is unique because it is a showcase for Miami Latinas and Latinos working or interested in tech. The Kapor Center, a national non-profit dedicated to furthering diversity in tech, has partnered with Techstars to raise the event profile to a national level. Startup Weekend: Latinx events will be held in 9 cities in the US, including in addition to Miami, New York, Los Angeles, Boston, and Philadelphia. The Miami event will be held on September 21st to the 23rd to coincide with Hispanic Heritage Month. Pitch contest winners will be invited to Oakland California to compete in the national pitch contest, in addition to other prizes.
Marc Lissade, lead organizer of Startup Weekend Fort Lauderdale held in May 2018 and the upcoming Startup Weekend Miami states: "This is so much bigger than the Fort Lauderdale event in terms of scale, exposure and opportunity. This event casts our local entrepreneurs on a national platform. I am really excited to work on this event."
10 coupon codes have been made available to prospective participants who are urged to purchase tickets today as they are quickly selling out. Participants who enter the code LATINX will receive 25% off any ticket price at https://swmiami18.eventbrite.com
About Techstars Startup Weekend
Techstars Startup Weekends (https://startupweekend.org) are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, the events culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations to influential local judges.
About Kapor Center
The Kapor Center for Social Impact (https://www.kaporcenter.org) pursues creative strategies that will leverage information technology for positive social impact. We primarily work with underrepresented communities, focusing on gap-closing endeavors.
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