Startup Weekend Oakland - Latinx Tech Edition
Friday, October 21 - 23, 2016
Friday, October 21 - 23, 2016
Event starts at 6:30 pm
Kapor Center for Social Impact
2148 Broadway St
The Latinx community is a trillion dollar opportunity waiting to be untapped -till now! Welcome to Startup Weekend Oakland Latinx Tech
As of 2013, Latinx Millennials and Gen-Z comprised 58% of the Latinx population. These groups are proving to be a game-changing consumer segment across markets because of the way they are influencing their communities across race, culture, politics, gender identity and language -- case in point, the term Latinx.
Imagine what could happen if we gathered 100 entrepreneurially-minded Latinxs and allies over 54 hours to identify and design technology solutions to problems disproportionately facing the U.S. Latinx community? What if we facilitated mentorship by some of the most talented technologists, business innovators, and prominent investors?
And, what if this social experiment was hosted in Oakland, one of the most diverse, activist, and innovative communities in the nation?
This is why we are re-launching Startup Weekend Oakland and organizing the first ever Latinx Tech Edition. Are you up for the challenge? We are and we look forward to having you join us October 21-23 as the East Bay and San Francisco Bay Area tech ecosystems come together.
Need based scholarships available - Please use SW15 for $15 ticket for all 3 days! We are subsidizing the cost for a limited time - Register by 10/9! Questions - email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay tuned for special guests to be announced! This Startup Weekend Oakland edition is sponsored by Kapor Capital and Kapor Center for Social Impact.
Friday October 21st
Saturday October 22nd
Sunday October 23rd
Partner at Kapor Capital, Co-Chair at Kapor Center for Social Impact
Coaches and Mentors
Previously, Uriridiakoghene served as Director of Global Programs at Village Capital, a global accelerator program and venture capital firm which supports healthcare, education, agriculture, energy and FinTech businesses. At Village Capital she worked side by side with entrepreneurs from around the world helping them grow their ideas into marketable businesses.
Uriridiakoghene received her MBA with a concentration in Health Sector Management from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. She is a native San Franciscan and a proud UC Berkeley Alum.
In her free time, you will likely find Uriridiakoghene watching Bollywood movies or playing with her niece Maya.
Mario has been an innovator in the digital space for the past ten years where he as taken a data driven and creative approach to successfully lead teams which experiment, deconstruct, and build content for a variety of platforms and distribution points. He has worked with large brands such as MSN, Yahoo, and Starbucks, and recently ran programming and development for Discovery Communications’ original digital content arm. While at Discovery, Mario was also a member of the team responsible for shaping and creating the company's Virtual Reality offerings, creating VR content focused on science, education, and world exploration.
Mario came to digital programming from independent film. His first feature, Robbing Peter, received four IFP/Independent Spirit Award nominations, including nominations for the John Cassavetes Award (for best feature under $500,000) and Best First Screenplay. His script, The Undeniable Charm of Sloppy Unruh, won the screenplay section of the Tribeca All Access program. In 2004, de la Vega was named in Filmmaker magazine as one of the 25 Faces to Watch in Independent Film.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Oakland - Latinx Tech Edition team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.
Techstars Startup Weekend Oakland is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
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