DEVELOPING A LATINO ENTREPRENEURSHIP PIPELINE IN THE EDUCATION SECTOR

In less than 4 years, 1 in 3 public school students in America will be Latinx.

We need more inclusive and creative solutions so all students can access the quality education they need to achieve their full potential. Latinx entrepreneurs are uniquely positioned to Lead From Their Identity to develop approaches with our students’ success front and center.

Latinos for Education is uniquely positioned to support Latinx leaders at the early stages of the entrepreneurial journey. We will inspire Latinx leaders to create change through educational innovation and entrepreneurship and prepare them for the nation’s premier social venture incubators and funder portfolios.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Journey

Pitch Competition Deadline

We are launching a Latinx Edupreneurs Pitch Competition on October 25 – 26 in Boston, MA. This will be a two-day gathering for Latinx Edupreneurs who have an original and creative solution to ensure Latinx students, and all students, access the quality education they need to achieve their full potential.

Benefits

Apply to this pitch competition to receive the following support:

  • Pitch for a chance to access up to $10K in seed funding to support product design and business development
  • Gain exposure and visibility to potential clients, collaborators and funders
  • Get advice from experts
  • Learn entrepreneurship tools through tailored workshops
  • Learn to Lead From Your Identity through identity development and story-telling
  • Develop a stronger network and community
  • Gain free access to premier national conferences

Application & Ideal Candidate

If selected, pitch competition applicants must be available to:

  • Attend a virtual orientation and submit pre-work before the event
  • Attend the Latinx Edupreneurs Pitch Competition on October 25 – 26 in Boston, Massachusetts. Participants residing outside of Boston will receive a hotel and travel stipend
  • Seed grant funding recipients must commit to virtual follow-up coaching sessions

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Priority Deadline: July 14, 2019
Final Deadline: August 11, 2019

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Nomination Form

We are accepting nominations for the Latinx Pitch Competition. If you know a Latinx candidate with an early-stage venture seeking funding and support, submit a nomination today. Nominations are accepted on a rolling basis and encouraged, but not required.

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT A NOMINATION

Frequently Asked Questions

An edupreneur is an entrepreneur who works within the education sector.

We encourage you to apply if:

1. You have an original and creative solution to ensure Latinx students, and all students, access the quality education they need to achieve their full potential,
2. You are a Latinx Edupreneur who Leads From Your Identity,
3. You are at least 18 years old,
4. You are working on an early-stage idea and have received no more than $100K in revenue or seed funding,
5. You and your team are committed to continue working on the venture after the competition,
6. You are committed to connecting and collaborating with the Latinos for Education familia, and
7. If selected, you are available to:

  • Attend a virtual orientation and submit some pre-work before the event
  • Attend the Latinx Edupreneurs Pitch Competition on October 25 – 26 in Boston, Massachusetts. Participants residing outside of Boston will receive a hotel and travel stipend.
  • Seed grant funding recipients must commit to virtual follow-up coaching sessions

No. Pitch competition finalists will receive hotel and travel stipend.

The priority deadline is Sunday, July 14, 2019. Applications received by this timeframe are more likely to receive an invitation to an interview and learn of their application status earlier than those that apply by the final deadline timeframe.

The final application deadline is Sunday, August 11, 2019. Applicants will be assigned interview times based on availability.

Selected finalists must confirm participation and register by August 28, 2019.

¡Claro que no!. This is not a technology-focused event. Ideas might include both EDtech and non EDtech solutions as long as they are disruptive approaches with our students’ success front and center.

No yet. We understand this might still be your side hustle.

You do not have to be incorporated but you can apply if you are already incorporated.

Boston, Massachusetts
October 25 and 26 of 2019
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