Thursday, November 3, 2022

Program: 3-7:30 PM
Reception: 7:30-9:30 PM

WBUR CitySpace At Boston University

890 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215
Tickets: $25

How To Get There.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Join Amplify Latinx for the 5th Annual PowerUp 5.0 Business Summit where we will celebrate the growth of the PowerUp Latinx Biz initiative and the diversity and contributions of our Latinx business community. The U.S Latinx market generates $2.8 trillion in GDP per year, which makes U.S. Latinos the 5th largest economy in the world, if we were a country – larger than the GDPs of the United Kingdom, India, or France*.

As the fastest growing business segment and talent base, Latinos are vital to the post-COVID economic recovery. Connect with Latinx entrepreneurs, investors, advocates, policy-makers, and coalition partners to learn how the entire MA business community can play a role in advancing Latinx business growth and innovation to power our economy. We will highlight ways to fuel our growth through coalitions, creativity, and cultural Intelligence.

WELCOME REMARKS

ENEIDA ROMÁN
ENEIDA ROMÁN
Co-founder & President
Amplify Latinx

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

OPENING KEYNOTE

ROSARIO MARIN
ROSARIO MARIN
Former U.S. Treasurer

CLOSING KEYNOTE

KATHERINE CLARK
KATHERINE CLARK
United States Congresswoman, MA Fifth District, and Assistant Speaker

EMCEE

JOSEPH BETANCOURT, MD, MPH
JOSEPH BETANCOURT, MD, MPH
Senior Vice President, Equity and Community Health
Massachusetts General Hospital

PANEL: CLOSING THE GAP: LATINX ECONOMIC POWER & GROWTH

NATALIA URTUBEY
NATALIA URTUBEY
Foundation Fellow
Eastern Bank

Moderator
ANA VALDEZ
ANA VALDEZ
President & CEO
Latino Donor Collaborative
ZAYNA BASMA
ZAYNA BASMA
Research Manager
The MassINC Polling Group
ANDREW MELENDEZ
ANDREW MELENDEZ
Executive Director
Latino Economic Development Corp
DAN RIVERA
DAN RIVERA
President & CEO
MassDevelopment

PANEL: CONNECTING THE DOTS: MOVING FORWARD TOWARDS A RAPID RECOVERY

ANDY VARGAS
ANDY VARGAS
MA State Representative
3rd Essex District (Haverhill)

Moderator
LYDIA EDWARDS
LYDIA EDWARDS
MA State Senator
Chair, Small Business Committee
First Suffolk and Middlesex
ADAM GOMEZ, SR.
ADAM GOMEZ, SR.
MA State Senator
(Hampden)

PANEL: ACTIVATING OUR COALITION: MEANINGFUL ACCESS TO SUPPLIER DIVERSITY OPPORTUNITIES

JUAN CARLOS MORALES
JUAN CARLOS MORALES
Managing Partner
Surfside Capital Advisors LLC

Moderator
NURYS CAMARGO
NURYS CAMARGO
Social Equity Commissioner
Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission
DAYLANA ERVIN-PARKER
DAYLANA ERVIN-PARKER
Director, Budget and Supplier Diversity
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
SEGUN IDOWU
SEGUN IDOWU
Chief of Economic Opportunity and Inclusion
City of Boston
HECTOR PINA
HECTOR PINA
President & CEO
Tres Islas Restaurant Group Corp

PANEL: UNLEASHING ACCESS TO CAPITAL: RECOGNIZING LATINX BIZ AS AN INFLUENTIAL CONSUMER MARKET

 

ADRIAN MENDOZA
ADRIAN MENDOZA
Founder and General Partner
Mendoza
Ventures

Moderator
CAROLINA ALARCO
CAROLINA ALARCO
Founder & Principal
Bio Strategy Advisors LLC
Founding Venture Partner
AccelHUB Venture Partners LLC

Co-Founder
Latinos in Bio

YASMIN CRUZ FERRINE
YASMIN CRUZ FERRINE
General Partner
Visible Hands VC
BETTY FRANCISCO
BETTY FRANCISCO
CEO
Boston Impact Initiative
Co-founder
Amplify Latinx
VERONICA JUAREZ
VERONICA JUAREZ
Founder
arturo advisory
Scout
Lightspeed Venture Partners

 FIRESTARTERS

DR. TARIANA V. LITTLE
DR. TARIANA V. LITTLE
CEO & Co-founder
EmVision Productions
ALVANIA LOPEZ
ALVANIA LOPEZ
CEO & Founder
Peachboxco
MARIA VASCO
MARIA VASCO
CEO & Founder
Uvida Shop
VALERIE ZOLEZZI-WYNDHAM
VALERIE ZOLEZZI-WYNDHAM
Founder & Owner
Promoting Good, LLC

FIRESIDE CHAT: BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER

MODERATOR

ENEIDA ROMÁN
ENEIDA ROMÁN
Co-founder & President
Amplify Latinx

CLOSING KEYNOTE

KATHERINE CLARK
KATHERINE CLARK
United States Congresswoman, MA Fifth District, and Assistant Speaker

SIGNATURE MEDIA SPONSOR

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CORPORATE SPONSORS & PARTNERS

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PowerUp 5.0 Summit Agenda

  • Welcome Remarks: Eneida Román
  • Emcee /Program Overview: Dr. Joseph Betancourt, Senior Vice President, Equity and Community Health, Massachusetts General Hospital 
  • Keynote Speaker:  Rosario Marin, former US Treasurer
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  • Theme: Status of Latino Small Businesses in MA vis a vis US Latino GDP

    • Speakers:
      • Natalia Urtubey, Foundation Fellow, Eastern Bank (Moderator)

Part 1:

      • Ana Valdez, President & CEO, Latino Donor Collaborative

Part 2:

      • Zayna Basma, Research Manager, The MassINC Polling Group
      • Andrew Melendez, Latino Economic Development Corp.
      • Dan Rivera, President & CEO, MassDevelopment
  • Theme: What does the historic budget surplus mean to Latino small businesses? How can Latino small businesses tap into ARPA funds and infrastructure bill? Ensuring that our businesses are not left out of opportunities. Bond bill?
    • Speakers:
      • Andy Vargas, MA State Representative, 3rd Essex District-Haverhill (Moderator)
      • Lydia Edwards, MA State Senator, First Suffolk and Middlesex, and Chair, Small Business Committee
      • Adam Gomez, Sr., MA State Senator, (Hampden)
  • Theme: Highlighting available tools and resources for city, state and corporate procurement opportunities. Contracting and subcontracting mechanisms for growth-oriented businesses.
    • Speakers:
      • Juan Carlos Morales, Managing Partner, Surfside Capital Advisors (Moderator)
      • Nurys Camargo, Social Equity Commissioner, MA Cannabis Control Commission
      • Daylana Ervin-Parker, Director, Budget & Supplier Diversity, BCBS MA
      • Segun Idowu, Director, Chief of Economic Opportunity and Inclusion, City of Boston
      • Hector Pina, President & CEO, Tres Islas Restaurant Group
  • Tariana Little, EmVision Productions 
  • Maria Vasco, Uvida Shop
  • Theme: Achieving digital transformation to tackle inequities that Latino entrepreneurs and small businesses owners face after the pandemic and these challenging economic times
    • Speakers:
      • Adrian Mendoza, Founder and General Partner, Mendoza Ventures (Moderator)
      • Carolina Alarco (CEO & Founder, Bio Strategy Advisors)
      • Yasmin Cruz Ferrine (General Partner, Visible Hands VC)
      • Betty Francisco (CEO, Boston Impact Initiative, co-founder, Amplify Latinx)
      • Veronica Juarez (Founder, arturo advisory)
  • Valerie Zolezzi-Wyndham, Promoting Good, LLC 
  • Alvania A. Lopez, Founder / CEO, Peachboxco 
  • Theme: Bringing it all Together
    • Moderator:
      • Eneida Román
    • Keynotes:
      • Congresswoman Katherine Clark, MA Fifth District, and Assistant Speaker

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