MIT LUChA · La Union Chicana Por Aztlan · Winter ECCSF 2015

Three times a year the East Coast Chicano Student Forum (ECCSF) holds a conference at partner institutions to let our membership network and combat issues pertaining to the Hispanic community. The theme for this year is Latinos and Entrepreneurship: Making Dreams a Reality. We will focus on how Latinos have contributed to the business world and how we can do so ourselves by developing the skills to take their start-up from an idea to a business plan.

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Keynote Speakers

Jason Rosado

Wall Street Banker Turned Change Agent. Founder, CEO and Chair of Givkwik, a mission driven tech company that makes it simple to get employees and customers involved in corporate philanthropy. Long on humanity. A hopeless romantic and a persistent SOB from NYC when necessary. Jason follows and leads humbly and effectively. He relentlessly pursues opportunities to innovate and improve the ways we do things. The web and mobile device play such a huge role in the future of our philanthropy that he has devoted his life to using technology to make a difference. He loves to dance salsa, travel to foreign lands, meet new people and take long walks on the beach.

Lisa Morales-Hellebo

Lisa Morales-Hellebo is a serial entrepreneur, seasoned product strategist, and creative director with a career that spans 20 years helping companies; from start-ups to F500s (such as Coca-Cola, P&G, Hasbro and Nexxus) maximize conversions via multi-channel, e-commerce product strategy, development, and brand extension. She recently was the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the New York Fashion Tech Lab, which she launched with Springboard Enterprises and the Partnership Fund for NYC. Lisa lives in the NYC suburbs with her husband and two sons.

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Develop your entrepreneurial skills and learn about the state of Latino entrepreneuriship

Finding your Demographic

Lead by: Alex Pina Figuring out a target audience before planning to create something. How to find a need in a certain group.

Round Table Discussion on Innovation

Lead by: Andreas Wankerl A discussion between students and Professor Andreas Wankerl on the topic of innovation.

Ideation: What do I do?

Lead by: Jason Rosado Brainstorming activities in order to come up with possible ideas for your startup.

An Introduction to Fashion Tech

Lead by: Lisa Morales-Hellebo Get a glimpse into the world of fashion tech and see what possibilities lie there.

The Struggle is Real

Lead by: Jamoul Celey & Xavier Pelaez What is leading to the successes or failures of Latino businesses? Setbacks and advantages that one may encounter.

How to Expand your Company

Lead by: Xinyu Cao I'm successful, how do I continue to expand. Taking your business to the next level.

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Parking at MIT

From 5:00 PM to 7:30 AM and on weekends and holidays permits are not required for MIT-affiliated people in the following lots:
(click location for details)

Once at MIT you should go to the LCC, located in the basement of the student center.

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Public Transit to MIT

MIT is off the Red Line at the Kendall Stop. Those coming into South Station should find the Red Line there, and take it towards Alewife.
Once at MIT you should go to the LCC, located in the basement of the student center.

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A special thanks to those that are ensuring the success of this conference

Cynthia Barnhart, MIT Chancellor


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