PURPOSE AND QUALIFICATIONS

PURPOSE:
The Mercado de Ideas event has been designed to provide Hispanic businesses and entrepreneurs with the opportunity to receive funding for business ventures. Participants will utilize professional skills to make a pitch, promote their product and secure funders. Each investor will make their own judgement on which project to invest in and make a selection based on each participant’s business plan, pitch and overall business concept.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR PARTICIPANTS
• Must be Hispanic-owned business
• Need a business plan
• Accept agreed upon terms and conditions
• Have 5 minute pitch prepared
• Submit complete application

IMPORTANT DATES

September 5, 2017: Applications open
September 29, 2017: Deadline to submit applications
November 1, 2017: Finalists are selected
December 8, 2017: Mercado de Ideas/Market of Ideas event

PITCH & BUSINESS PLAN ASSISTANCE SESSIONS

Session 1: Application Assistance
Monday, September 25th at 6pm

Session 2: Pitch & Business Plan Assistance
Wednesday, October 11th at 6pm