PURPOSE AND QUALIFICATIONS

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