AUSTIN, TX – November 1, 2018 – Univision Local Media Austin has joined forces with the City of Austin Economic Development Department Small Business Program and the Austin Public Library to host the first annual POSiBLE ATX Entrepreneur Summit, a one-day event to empower aspiring business owners to build their ideas and grow their companies. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from Austin’s top entrepreneurs and self-made professionals on how to plan, finance, structure, launch and grow a business. POSiBLE ATX takes place on Saturday, November 3rd at the beautiful, award winning Austin Central Library located at 710 W. Cesar Chavez street, Austin, TX 78701 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The event, which is curated with Central Texas entrepreneurs in mind, will feature workshops from participating nonprofits, industry leader keynotes and panel conversations focused on the summit’s five zones of a business: plan it; finance; business structure; grow it and emerging. Entrepreneurs will receive access to critical resources such as training and tools.
The all-day event features opening remarks from Austin’s Mayor Steve Adler, Texas State Representative Eddie Rodriguez, and Director of Austin Public Library Roosevelt Weeks. The day will continue with an opening keynote from the grandson of one of the founders and owners of Grupo Bimbo, a familiar brand within all communities in Mexico and the US, and now owner of CREU CAPITAL- a full service real estate firm, Santiago Jorba. The day will conclude with a closing keynote from the Founder and CEO of the first female Hispanic-owned waste removal company in US history, Maria Rios.
“We are excited to be able to offer the first ever Latino Entrepreneur Summit to the growing Hispanic Community in Central Texas. Univision Austin strives to educate, empower and inform our audience across multiple verticals and we must ensure that we focus on financial initiatives to further strengthen our path to wealth and prosperity,” explains Univision Local Media Austin’s General Manager, Christine Escobar.
Austin has experienced massive population growth over the past decade because of the highly inclusive and varying lifestyles it offers. Home to a large number of world-class incubators, these up-and-coming tech hubs have begun to attract minority entrepreneurs looking for the best places to live, work and launch businesses. As recognized by US News & World Report, Austin ranks first as the Best Place to Live in the US and has received accolades for its top market status on the list of Most Entrepreneurial US Cities, by WalletHub. The POSiBLE ATX Entrepreneur Summit raises awareness and provides skills to the growing and aspiring Hispanic community.
For more information about the event and how to register for tickets please visit http://posibleatx.com/. Registration will also be available day of the event. Entrepreneurs will be able to join the conversation via Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #POSIBLEATX across all social platforms.
About Univision Communications Inc.:
Univision Communications Inc. 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, Univision has ownership in comedy and news satire brands The Onion, Clickhole, The A.V. Club and The Takeout. Headquartered in New York City, Univision has content creation facilities and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit corporate.univision.com.
About the City of Austin Small Business Program:
The Small Business Program is a division of the City of Austin’s Economic Development Department and is committed to providing opportunities and resources to small businesses to help them grow and prosper in a competitive business environment. For more information visit www.SmallBizAustin.org and like/follow on social media @SmallBizAustin.
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