The nonprofit Latinos in Social Media, better known as LATISM, has partnered up with Google to sponsor a Hispanic-specific technology startup conference next week.
Titled “Latino 2 Series: Jumpstarting an Innovation Revolution,” the event will be held Thursday, June 26 at Google Ventures in Mountain View, California. Organizers say it will be an opportunity for Latinos with potential tech startups to learn, mentor and network within the Hispanic community.
“In today’s digital economy, Latinos must move from simply being consumers to leaders in the technology field,” LATISM founder Ana Roca Castro said in a statement. “We thank Google for hosting the conference again this year and for helping us build a more inclusive ecosystem.”
Workshops will be held all throughout the day, and participants will have the opportunity to to receive business advice from marketing and technology experts, as well as from Hispanic startups that have already broken the barrier. Startup investors will also talk about what they expect from companies that are trying to enter the industry.
“Google is proud to support LATISM in this event,” Mary Grove, Director of Global Entrepreneurship Outreach at Google said in a press release. “Our mission with Google for Entrepreneurs is to foster the spirit of entrepreneurship around the world and we believe in supporting organizations who empower founders with technology and training.”
LATISM is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to promoting the social, civic and economic status of the Hispanic community through the use of technology and social media. According to its website, LATISM strives “to ensure that online discourse more accuratly reflects the rich diversity of thought, heritage and culture in our changing society.”