Imagine yourself being surrounded by creative ideas, innovative people and the inspiration to work on something your passionate about! Yeah, that’s pretty much where I’ve been in the last two months. I’ve been engaging, reaching out, brainstorming and connecting with Austin’s most talented and creative people, and now you get to experience that with the RISE Multicultural Entrepreneurs Series. The series is part of the 2010 RISE Entrepreneurship Conference that takes place next week, March 1-5th. RISE is a conference for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs; it is intimate, relevant and inclusive. And it really is inclusive! I’ not just saying that because I happen to work on the project, well, maybe I am. The Multicultural Series brings entrepreneurs from different communities including Latinos, African-Americans, Asians – South Asians y mas. We have 60+ session hosts kickin’ real world knowledge via social media, start-ups, marketing, philanthropy, politics, life lessons and culture. I’m so appreciative for having the opportunity to work with these amazing people.
Ready to engage in learning and building relationships? Sign up at www.riseaustin.org for sessions in the Multicultural Entrepreneurs Series.
2010 Multicultural Entrepreneurs Series session highlights
Can Political Engagement Help Your Business Succeed?
Ann del Llano, Southern Shift
Think Like a Banker
Piensa como un banquero
Anna Sanchez/Luisa Gavino Martinez, Wells Fargo
Best Bet: Why You Should Go All-In With Content Marketing
Ben Van Horn, Talk Back Media
Create and Hustle: How to make it as a grass roots promoter
Brandon Badillo, Bembe Entertainment
Media Incubator 2.0
Carl Settles, Texas Diversity Council
YouFM: Podcasting your Business and Yourself
Social Media en Español: cual es el punto?
Carlos Borberg, Pyrat Republik
You don’t know me but you should!
How to Use Public Relations Tools to Build and Manage Your Personal Brand
Christine Moline, Jane Doe Ink
Blogging for Cash and Prizes: How I left corporate America and got to work in my pajamas.
Cindy Casares, Guanabee Media
Don’t Quit Your Day Job: And Other Fairy Tales My Mother Told Me
Dr. Moe Anderson, TyMAC Books
Las 5 Lecciones de como atacar el mercado hispano (Para organizaciones y empresas)
Elias Hermida, 1800Hispano
What Makes Marketing go Viral
Elijah May, Encompass PR
From Strangers to Community
How and Why be a Certified Woman Minority Owned Business (WMBE) and DBE Elizabeth Quintanilla, EQ
How to launch a trans-national services business using social media and bi-lingual skills
Cómo lanzar un negocio trans-nacional usando los medios sociales y tus habilidades bilingues
Fernando Labastida, Latin IT Marketing
The Marketing Investment
La Inversión en Mercadotecnia
Frank Garza, Vamos Marketing
Gary Hoover, Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship/UT
Como Iniciar Su Propia Empresa
Helena Escalante, All Things Mexico
People Over Process: An Approach to Small Business Hiring and Partnerships
Jason Villarreal, Villa Consulting Group
Stay lean, stay multifaceted, stay in business – An introduction to a freelancing, self employed and entrepreneurial mentality
Jay B Sauceda, Photographer
Hacking Online Cultures with Offline Behaviors: How to Turn Negative Feedback into Cheerleaders
Jennie Y. Chen, MisoHungry, Keep Austin Dog Friendly, Austin Drive Clean
Social Media Jam: A Hands-On Experience
Jennifer Navarette, Social Media Consultant
Cultural Competence: Leading diverse teams and engaging clients across cultures
Jeremy Solomon, Jeremy Solomon & Associates
Building a Solid Foundation – Liability Issues Facing All Small Business Owners & Entrepreneurs
Jerry Rios, Law Office of Jerry Rios, P.C.
Marketing to the Federal Government
Joyce Scott, Superb Speakers and Trainers Bureau
Entrepreneurship for Baby Boomers
Juan Carlos Mercado, 360 Solutions
Social meets Media: How today’s collaborative technologies are shaping the future of media.
Juan Garcia, New Media Producer, The University of Texas
The Changing Face of Philanthropy
Leo Ramirez, MiniDonations
Cause Related Marketing: How to incorporate your community and nonprofit collaboration into your marketing strategy
Lisa Goddard, Capital Area Food Bank
Building a Visible and Profitable Brand Online
Luis Sandoval Jr., Brand Evangelist/Speaker/Media
The First 2 Years: From Ideas to a Funded, Viable Start-up
Manoj Saxena, IBM Global Business Services, Vice President and Global Solutions Leader
Essential tools to start a social enterprise. (a practical workshop)
Martin Montero, SOLVE L3C
Twitter? Who has time for Twitter?
Maura Thomas, Regain Your Time
Trick or Tweet – Taking the Scary Out of Using Social Media to Promote Your
Michelle Cheng, Whitehurst, Harkness, Brees & Cheng, P.C.
Passion Test for Entrepreneurs
Why Vanilla is the best thing in the World
Monica Peraza, MexNet Alliance
Latinas Want More: How to Market to this Growing Segment & Why It Matters!
Rebecca Trevino, Dell
Ricardo Guerrero, Stwittergy
Rich Vasquez, David Neff, Aaron Bramley, Lights.Camera.Help
How to promote your company through PR
Roberto Hernandez, LatinWorks
Design Your Value Proposition to Separate Yourself from Competitors
Roy Nieto, SureScore, Educational Consulting
Social Media Marketing Lessons Learned from Politics
Shaine Mata, Shaine Mata & Associates
From Idea to Product in 60 minutes
Subramanian Rama, Intel Corp
Subliminal Branding: Make It Work for You. 7 Tips to Branding Success
Tina Balderrama Kubicek, B.S., M.Ed., Ph.D., Author, Speaker, Consultant