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SW Latinx in Tech

Join us for the 1st ever national Startup Weekend Latinx in Tech!

We’re gathering 500 Latinx entrepreneurs in the making and allies over 54 hours, in 5 different cities, 1 weekend to identify and design technology solutions to problems disproportionately facing the U.S. Latinx community. Please join us September 29th- October 1st for Techstars Startup Weekend Oakland, Chicago, Miami, NYC, & LA.

Oakland | Los Angeles | Chicago | New York City | Miami |

About


Techstars Startup Weekend Latinx in Tech aims to inspire potential entrepreneurs in the Latinx community to breathe life into their ideas and learn how to bridge the gap from ideation to prototype with customer validation.

Our main focus is on tech solutions, but we welcome all ideas that will help to create a futurefueled by Latinx leadership and experiences.

We're here to help as a community and as family. We are investing in your success and this event is for everyone and anyone who is a part of the Latinx community or a strong ally. We welcome everyone, regardless of your professional background. We foster safe spaces for full expression of yourself.

The dedicated teams on the ground make this possible as well as local sponsors! Learn more about them here:

Oakland
Los Angeles
Chicago
New York City
Miami

Startup Weekends are all about action and less talk. Let's continue to build community that is rich in diversity, perseverance, and innovation together. Let's do this!
#latinxtech #SWLA #SWOAK #SWCHI #SWMIA#SWNYC

Why Latinx in Tech?


The complex intersectionalities of the Latinx (La-teen-ex) population in the U.S. coupled with their increasing technology consumption make this ethnic group one of the most misunderstood, yet powerful communities of our time. By 2060, over a quarter of the entire U.S. population will be Latinx - that’s about 119MM people - representing over a trillion dollars of economic power.

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 500 entrepreneurially-minded Latinxs and allies over 54 hours, in 5 different cities, 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?

This Startup Weekend event is part of a 5-city Latinx in Tech campaign going on throughout Hispanic Heritage Month. Join us in this special edition of Startup Weekends across the US to prove that we can all learn, work, and create together in order to deliver better outcomes for our communities.

Cities


Partners

Startup Weekend Latinx is happenings thanks to the work and support from the following organizations.

Contact us if interested in sponsoring and volunteering opportunities.


kaporcenter.org
techstars.com
Techqueria.org

Scholarships


Need help to attend? fill out  this form  to request scholarship information.

Sponsors


Community Partners