Prospanica KC and SOMOS UMB, one of UMB's business resource groups, are excited to host an event focused on how Latinos are starting more businesses than ever before and how our market segment is critical for the US economy. We will have a panel made up of local KC entrepreneurs and financial representatives to discuss their stories and share best practices regarding funding strategy and pitching investments to Banks, Venture Capital Firms, and Micro-Lenders.
5:30 - 6:00pm - Check-in & Networking (Food & Drinks will be available until 7:15pm)
5:55 - 6:05pm - Welcome Remarks
6:05 - 6:30pm - Keynote Speaker "Latino Businesses Impact in US Economy & Financing"
6:30 - 7:40pm - Panel Discussion
7:40p - 8:00pm - After Panel Networking Session
Keynote Speaker & Moderator:
Pedro Zamora - Executive Director @ Hispanic Economic Development Corporation
1. Michael Rosales - SVP @ UMB Bank (Commercial Banking)
2. Ruben Alonso – President @ AltCap (Micro-lending & Grants)
3. John Fein – Managing Director @ Firebrand Ventures (Venture Capital)
4. Jeanette Prenger – CEO @ ECCO Select (IT Firm)
5. Carlos Antequera – Entrepreneur & Investor (M&A perspective)
6. Paul Rodriquez – President @ Rodriquez Mechanical Contractors
These leaders will have valuable advice, so come ready with questions for each of the six panelists! If you want to know how they got where they are, what they wish they'd have known, how they define success... this is your chance to get your questions answered!
Parking Instructions: Parking is available off of Walnut in the UMB underground parking garage (corner of Walnut and 10th Street. on the East when you're heading North). Please pull a ticket when you enter (the gates will be open when the event is over). When you park in the garage, take the elevators labeled "Grand" and take them to the first floor where you will be greeted and guided to registration. View a Map