Hollywood, FL, August 25, 2015 - Returning for a fourth year, the 2015 Entrepreneur Summit is a day-long learning and networking event, which showcases the diverse array of businesses that contribute to South Florida's economy. This year's event will be held on Thursday, October 8th at Nova Southeastern University, in the Carl DeSantis Building, from 12:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Produced by Hispanic Unity of Florida and presented by BB&T Bank, the Entrepreneur Summit will provide emerging entrepreneurs and established business owners with access to seasoned experts and educational resources to help them grow their business. Attendees include a mix of business-owners, entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 companies, economic development specialists, representatives from government agencies, small business experts, procurement officers, educational institutions, media and corporate partners and others interested in entrepreneurship. More than 250-400 people are expected to attend.
"The South Florida business landscape is constantly changing and as more South Floridians venture out on their own with dreams of starting a new business, the Entrepreneur Summit becomes even more relevant," said Jason Aube, BB&T Market President. "BB&T decided to be this year's presenting sponsor because the event will provide emerging entrepreneurs and small business owners - many of whom are our own clients - with an opportunity to learn best business practices, tips and hear first-hand from successful business owners."
The event's Plenary Opening Session, sponsored by JP Morgan Chase & Co./Chase Bank, will feature Valeria Piaggio, Vice President/Head of Polycultural Insights and Consulting for The Futures Company, as its main speaker. The Keynote Panel will be moderated by the renowned Tom Hudson of WLRN. Both the Keynote Panel and the American Dreamer Awards are sponsored by JM Family Enterprises, Inc./Southeast Toyota Distributors.
American Dreamers are individuals who will be recognized for their steadfast success, business acumen and community service. The 2015 honorees include:
- Susan Amat Ph.D. - Founder of The Launch Pad and Founder of Venture Hive
- Victor Mendelson - Co-President of HEICO Aerospace Corporation
- Manny Ruiz - Chairman/Founder of Hispanicize Wire & Chairman/Founder of Hispanicize
- Gus Vidaurreta - Co-founder of Top Secret Nutrition & Author
- Ricardo Villadiego - Founder and CEO of Easy Solutions
To view the all event speaker, moderator and honoree biographies, visit: www.hufesummit.org
"We have a great lineup of speakers and we are excited to inform, connect and inspire our attendees," said Josie Bacallao, Hispanic Unity of Florida President and CEO. "We are confident they will receive the information and tools they need for success and to tackle the everyday business environment."
Pricing: Complimentary Sponsored Admission
For general information, visit: www.hufesummit.org
For sponsorship information, contact: Josie Bacallao, HUF President and CEO, at 954-683-2028 or JBacallao@HispanicUnity.org
The 2015 Entrepreneur Summit is made possible thanks to the committed support of our Sponsors (as of August 24, 2015): BB&T; Nova Southeastern University; J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and Chase Bank; JM Family Enterprises, Inc. and Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC; Cleveland Clinic of Florida; Wells Fargo; Enterprise Holdings; Univision 23/Univision Contigo Prosperidad; Comerica Bank; WSVN Channel 7 News; Florida Community Bank; SunTrust Bank; Maria Soldani Consultants, LLC; Ambit Advertising and Public Relations; Transworld Business Advisors; Vera Cruz Advisory, LLC; and Fifth Third Bank.
Media Partners: Aldea Educativa; Ciudad Weston; enUSA; La Familia Broward; Latin2Latin Marketing and Communications; Lifestyle Media Group; Portada; Univision 23/Univision Contigo Prosperidad; and WSVN Channel 7 News.
To become a media partner or for other media inquiries, contact: Bonnie Sobrino, HUF Marketing Manager, at 954-552-8926 or bsobrino@HispanicUnity.org
About Hispanic Unity of Florida (HUF):
Hispanic Unity was founded more than 33 years ago by community leaders to ease the acculturation transition for newcomers from other nations. Today this nonprofit provides assistance through 12 programs and 30+ services, in four languages, to Broward's diverse community. Hispanic Unity remains the county's largest agency dedicated to the immigrant population, providing them with the tools they need to build a new life. In 2014, the agency served 17,000+ clients, from toddlers to adults. The agency offers assistance at eight Broward County sites in addition to 15 FREE Tax Preparation sites and 9 Citizenship Preparation sites.
Hispanic Unity was also recently recognized by the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, for its outstanding service and dedication to families living in South Florida. HUF's mission is: Empowering immigrants and others to become self-sufficient, productive and civically engaged. For more information visit: www.hispanicunity.org or call 954-964-8884 ext. 216.