Press Release (ePRNews.com) - SAN FRANCISCO - Jun 23, 2017 - SF New Tech, San Francisco’s longest running startup showcase event, announced its partnership with #LatinaGeeks — a first-of-its-kind community designed to empower and inspire Latinas by spreading the knowledge of entrepreneurship, social media, and technology. Together, the two groups will showcase Latina founders and Latina-led technology companies on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at DocuSign’s executive briefing center in San Francisco.
Sponsorships are now available and participant registration for the event is open at SF New Tech: http://bit.ly/SFNT-LG
“We are excited to be able to raise awareness and funding opportunities for Latina-led tech businesses in support of increased diversity and inclusion,” said Lala Castro, co-founder of #LatinaGeeks. “We founded #LatinaGeeks as a way to help Latinas represent and fill the gaps that exist in tech fields. We see this event as a step towards bridging that gap and inspiring up-and-coming Latina entrepreneurs in technology startup ventures.”
With the #LatinaGeeks and SF New Tech partnership, both groups intend to shift the paradigm of funding and awareness for Latinas in technology, as well as leveraging their respective platforms to shine a light on Latina-led businesses. This is the first of many events designed to help Latinas and underserved groups hone their pitches, network with likeminded peers, and create awareness for their companies and business needs.
“We’re excited to be able to provide a venue for Latina tech founders to reach new audiences in their startup journeys. DocuSign is committed to increasing diversity, raising awareness and levelling the playing field for Latinas in tech,” said Amy Skeeters-Behrens, the executive director of DocuSign Impact, DocuSign’s corporate citizenship initiative. “As we look forward, we recognize that corporations and investment groups need to proactively seek diversity in their investment portfolios and that means looking to more women and minority led startups.”
Events like these are meant to challenge the status quo and we encourage and challenge traditional Silicon Valley Angels and VCs to attend, if you are an interested funder, contact Sandra Ponce de Leon for a free pass to the event.
Latina presenters are listed on SF New Tech event page which will show the latest updates to the event.
Apply at sfnewtech.com/demo to present on stage. People are encouraged to share this information with stellar Latina tech founders. Get tickets here: http://bit.ly/SFNT-LG
About SF New Tech
SF New Tech (SFNT) is a world-renowned live platform for technology startups to showcase their latest innovations in front of 100s of tech-minded founders, engineers, investors, media, and more. Since 2006, over 700 companies have leveraged SFNT to launch and/or demo their new products, services, and features, including such internet luminaries Evernote, Waze, 23andMe, Flipboard, Twilio, Splunk and many other pre-fame startups. As a cornerstone of the San Francisco technology community and as SF’s largest, longest-running, and most-loved technology event, SFNT is laser-focused on putting innovators and their innovations in the spotlight in front of their peers — and beyond. SF New Tech has been supported by amazing companies including Fathom Law, Akamai, Microsoft, Twitter, DoubleDutch, The New York Times, and many others. For more information, visit sfnewtech.com @sfnewtech
#LatinaGeeks was born from a love of technology and all things digital. Its founders, both marketing and social media influencers as well as early adopters of tech, found a gap within the online Hispanic community related to Latina perspectives in technology and its impact on their lives. #LatinaGeeks is the first-of-its-kind community designed to empower and inspire Latin women by spreading the knowledge of entrepreneurship, social media and technology. They are dedicated to sharing business insights, reviews of the latest gadgets, mobile applications, social technology, and local tech-startups that women can apply to their daily lives and/or business. LatinaGeeks.com @LatinaGeeks