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Hipatia Lopez winner of 2016 Pitch Competition invites you to Be a Star for One Night!

Pitch Competition is here! This is an INVITATION to all Latina entrepreneurs and small biz owners that live or do businesses in the Northeast region (New Jersey, New York, Southern Connecticut and Eastern Pennsylvania and Philadelphia).

 

Yes, we are now on full speed for our 2017 Latina SmallBiz Expo and Pitch your Biz Competition!  We invite all Latinas with products, services or a cause to be part of this fabulous event to take place at the Campus Center Atrium of NJIT (150 Bleeker St) in Newark NJ 07102 on NOVEMBER 9, 2017 from 4:00 to 9:0 pm.

Watch Hipatia Lopez, inventor of the Empanada Fork and winner of our 2016 Pitch your Business Competition invite you to be part of this important event!

What you need to know about the Pitch Competition:

1 . Pitch Competition: Ten (10) participants will have the opportunity to present a 3-minute pitch to a Panel of Media Jurors. (ONLY 6 places left! ) *

The Media Jurors will choose the best story to be promoted on all participating media including:

  • Univision 41 (Tri-state area)
  • Abasto Magazine (national)
  • Latin Trends (New Jersey / New York)
  • Latino Magazine and La Razon Newspaper (Eastern Pennsylvania)
  • Omnikal (national)
  • Vivala. com (national)
  • Latino Motion (Southern NJ and Philadelphia)
  • Social Vibes Media (Tristate)
  • Americano Newspaper (New Jersey/Pennsylvania)

2. You will have the opportunity to win:

  • $1000 Cash Price (first place)
  • Gifts for all participants
  • Free promotion on media and social media
  • An opportunity to work with a matching sponsor
  • An opportunity to run a crowdfunding campaign to fund your business
  • An Exhibitor’s Table to sell your products to all expected attendees (300 to 500)
  • and much, much more!

3. You will have the option to prepare your pitch with a Business and Public Speaking Coach (optional and at extra cost)

4. A VIP Reception with all Sponsors and Supporters of the event, Media Panel and photo/video opportunities.

So don’t wait! Register NOW for the opportunity of your lifetime! https://latinasbizexpo.eventbrite.com/

Latina Pitch and Exhibitor Table: $150 (You will receive 15 tickets ($10/each) to sell to your friends and family)

Latina Table only: $100  (You will receive 10 tickets ($10/each) to sell to your friends and family)

 

So far, we have the support of the following organizations:

  • New Jersey Institute of Technology Enterprise Development Center (EDC) -an umbrella for 20 business organizations
  • Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey
  • Newark Community Economic Development Corporation and Office of Newark’s Mayor
  • NJ Economic Development Authority (NJEDA)
  • UCEDC New Jersey
  • IFundWomen (crowfunding)
  • Rising Tide Capital
  • Feria de Negocios Hispanos de Central New Jersey
  • Starfish Global
  • NYC LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce
  • Hispanic Leadership Association
  • Red Shoe Movement
  • Multiple regional chambers and organizations

We expect 40 to 50 vendors and exhibitors so don’t delay, as tables are selling fast!

We invite you to participate in this very unique event! Non-Hispanic vendors welcome!

*Only Latina businesses can participate at the Pitch Competition.

 

Thanks to all our Supporters and Sponsors!

Pitch Competition

2017 Latina SmallBiz Expo & Pitch Competition hosted at NJIT

LatinasinBusiness.us announces the 2017 Latina SmallBiz Expo and Pitch Competition hosted by New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) in Newark NJ and Media Partner Univision 41

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LatinasinBusiness.us, the national digital platform that advocates for the economic empowerment of the Latina working woman, has announced their 2017 Latina SmallBiz Expo and Pitch your Business to the Media Competition, an annual event that showcases the power and driving market force of Latina-owned small businesses in the Northeast. 

NJIT Campus Center Atrium Exterior (Courtesy of NJIT) pitch competition

NJIT Campus Center Atrium Exterior (Courtesy of NJIT)

LatinasinBusiness.us, the national digital platform that advocates for the economic empowerment of the Latina working woman, announced their 2017 Latina Small Biz Expo and Pitch your Business to the Media Competition. The event will take place at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Campus Center Atrium in Newark, NJ on November 9, 2017. Main Media Partner for this event is Univision 41.

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Susana G Baumann, Editor in Chief, LatinasinBusiness.us

“After two successful years of conducting our Pitch your Business to the Media Competition, we have added the Latina SmallBiz Expo to this annual event. We want to celebrate and showcase the power of Latina small businesses in the region, the driving force of many markets such as beauty, retail, clothing, telephone services, food and beverage, financial services and many more,” said Susana G Baumann, Editor-in-Chief, LatinasinBusiness.us.

Hosting this event will be the New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Enterprise Development Center (EDC), a high-tech and life science business development center on the campus of New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). As an “innovation cluster” and focal point of global cooperation, the EDC boasts an ecosystem of ninety (90) seed, start-up, and expansion companies developing next-generation technologies and products across multiple industry verticals. 

The EDC ecosystem mirrors the diverse student and faculty body of NJIT with more than 2 out of 5 company CEOs being of color and nearly a quarter being women-owned. These companies have generated annual revenues of $110M, created over 800 jobs, and stimulated deal flow into the investor funding community via the NJIT Highlanders Angel Network (NJITHAN).

Jerry Creighton Sr., executive director of the NJIT/NJII pitch competition

Jerry Creighton Sr., executive director of the NJIT/NJII (Courtesy NJIT)

“We are excited to partner with LatinasinBusiness.us in support of the Latina SmallBiz Expo & Pitch your Business Competition. We share a common mission of empowering entrepreneurs and promoting opportunity, job creation, and economic growth in our communities,” said Jerry Creighton, Sr., executive director of the EDC. “The Expo and Pitch Competition, coupled with our contributing breakout sessions, will be an impactful learning opportunity for all attendees. We are very pleased to participate and welcome Latinas, the fastest growing business community in the nation, to our campus.”

Latinos represent 19 percent of the population in New Jersey and New York states. “In New Jersey alone, Latinos as a group make up the fastest-growing segment of the state’s population. They also contribute an estimated $46B in purchasing power to the state’s economy and own an estimated 36 percent of all small businesses,” Baumann said. “Similarly, New York Latinos’ purchasing power stands at estimated $90B and growing. Half of New York’s over 300,000 Latino-owned businesses are owned by Hispanic females, compared to 36 percent in the nation,” she added.

“We are extremely grateful to count with the support of NJIT as Hosting Sponsor and Univision as Media Sponsor because they recognize the relevance and potential of this community in the region,” Baumann said.

The event will take place at the NJIT Campus Center Atrium, 150 Bleeker St, Newark, NJ 07102, on November 9 from 4:00pm to 9:00pm. Free parking will be available for all attendees.

For information and to register or to participate in the Pitch your Business to the Media Competition, please visit Latina SmallBiz Expo ( https://latinasbizexpo.eventbrite.com/)

For sponsorship and promotional opportunities, please contact Susana@latinasinbusiness.us/.

NJIT Campus Center Atrium Interior (Courtesy NJIT) pitch competition

NJIT Campus Center Atrium Interior (Courtesy NJIT)