POSiBLE LA Entrepreneur Summit to Empower Hispanic Businesses to Grow LA’s Economy

POSiBLE LA Entrepreneur Summit to Empower Hispanic Businesses to Grow LA’s Economy

Conference will provide attendees access to business, tech and digital leaders to gather first-hand advice on how to launch and expand their companies


LOS ANGELES, June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Univision Los Angeles will once again host the 2018 POSiBLE LA Entrepreneur Summit, a one-day event to empower aspiring business owners to develop their ideas and grow their businesses. Attendees will learn from top entrepreneurs and self-made professionals about how to plan, finance, structure, launch and grow a business. POSiBLE LA will take place on Saturday, June 23rd at The Pasadena Convention Center, located at 300 E. Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., with the event running from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

POSiBLE LA launched last year with Angelino entrepreneurs in mind, drawing approximately 5,000 aspiring business owners. Made up of six business zones—Plan It, Finance It, Explore It, Grow It, Structure It and Emerging—the Summit offers attendees access to critical resources, including new products, tools and platforms. Participants will also hear keynotes from successful business leaders and have the opportunity to enroll in bootcamps aimed at launching and growing their businesses. Rising entrepreneurs will walk away inspired, motivated and equipped with tools to succeed. POSiBLE LA 2018 presenting sponsor is Wells Fargo Bank, with Rise Programs as the premier sponsor.

The program for the 2018 Summit includes a keynote address from financial expert Julie Stav of Julie Stav Inc. as well as best-selling author Carlos Marquez who will also be speaking during one of the panel discussions.

In addition, panel discussions will feature a number of Univision personalities. Andrea Gonzalez, anchor for Noticias 34, will moderate a discussion titled “Latinas de Exito” (Successful Latinas), while Salvador Garcia, Creative Services Director for Univision Los Angeles, will host “Branding: It Makes or Breaks Your Business.” K-LOVE radio personality Donaji Esparza will also lead a discussion titled “Los errores son el camino al éxito” (Errors Are the Path to Success). In addition, Univision Creator Network influencers Gia Fey and Rosy McMichael will share first-hand insight on how their YouTube channels have grown from passion projects to businesses.

“Latinos continue to play an integral role in America’s economic growth and sustainability.  More Hispanic-owned businesses are launched each year compared to non-Hispanics,” said Luis Patiño, president and general manager of Univision Los Angeles. “Members of our community are driven and committed to starting and building their own businesses. POSiBLE LA fosters that passion and empowers Angelinos by providing all the tools and resources needed to bring ideas to life.”

Representing one of the fastest growing segments of the U.S. population, Hispanic Americans own 4.2 million businesses that contribute $668 billion in revenue to the U.S. economy. Los Angeles leads the nation and is home to 65% of Hispanic-owned businesses in California.

For full event schedule, speakers and how to purchase tickets, please visit http://posiblela.com/. Entrepreneurs can join the conversation via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and using the hashtag #POSIBLELA across all social platforms.

Sources: (1) Geoscape -Hispanic Business and Entrepreneurs 4th Annual Report 2016. U.S. Census Bureau: 2012 Survey of Business Owners

Visit corporate.univision.com for more information on UCI, and follow @UCIPRTeam on Twitter and Instagram.

About Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. The Company, a chief content creator in the U.S., includes Univision Network, one of the top networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country, available in approximately 88% of U.S. Hispanic television households; UniMás, a leading Spanish-language broadcast television network available in approximately 82% of U.S. Hispanic television households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavisión, the most-watched U.S. Spanish-language entertainment cable network, as well as UDN (Univision Deportes Network), the most-watched U.S. Spanish-language sports cable network, Univision tlnovelas, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to telenovelas, ForoTV, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to international news, and an additional suite of cable offerings – De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson and Telehit; an investment in El Rey Network, a general entertainment English-language cable network; Univision Local Media, which owns and/or operates 63 television stations and 58 radio stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Now, a direct-to-consumer, on demand and live streaming subscription service; Univision.com, the most-visited Spanish-language website among U.S. Hispanics; and Uforia, a music application featuring multimedia music content. The Company also includes assets that serve young, diverse audiences. This includes news and lifestyle English-language cable network FUSION TV and a collection of leading digital brands that span a range of categories: technology (Gizmodo), sports (Deadspin), lifestyle (Lifehacker), modern women’s interests (Jezebel), news and politics (Splinter), African American news and culture (The Root), gaming (Kotaku), Environment (Earther), and car culture (Jalopnik). Additionally, UCI has ownership in comedy and news satire brands The Onion, Clickhole, The A.V. Club and The Takeout. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has content creation facilities and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit corporate.univision.com.


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POSiBLE LA Entrepreneur Summit to Empower Hispanic Businesses to Grow LA’s Economy