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Twilio After Hours – Mi Gente: Entrepreneurship in its Many Forms
December 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
In our current social climate, now is the time to come together as a community and celebrate the impact that Latinxs are making in America. In this edition of Twilio After Hours, we’ll be focusing on Latinx entrepreneurship, which is at the core of the American dream. Join us for an evening of inspiration and networking at Twilio After Hours. You’ll hear from our panel of Latinx entrepreneurs about the reality of taking your idea from vision to reality and how to drive the change you want to see in the world. Also, you’ll have a chance to learn more about our unique culture and find out how you accelerate your career at Twilio.
CO-FOUNDER & PROJECT LEAD
Alicia Nieves is the co-founder and project lead at Streetwide, a non-profit startup building tools to help communities fight the deportations of their members. Before founding Streetwide, Alicia was a legal fellow with Justfix.nyc, a housing tech nonprofit in New York City where she helped low-income tenants use the Justfix web application to build affirmative legal cases against their neglectful and abusive landlords. Her work centers on developing technology and protocols for mobilizing disadvantaged communities.
Karla Monterroso is committed to closing the opportunity gap for Black and Latinx people in the United States. She believes Code2040 sits in the perfect intersection of a skills- and network-building opportunity for Black and Latinx tech talent and a systems-change opportunity for a critical segment of the country’s economy. Since joining Code2040 in 2014, she has grown the number of students served from 25 to 4,000, ushered in several new successful programs, and stewarded critical organizational development practices and policies around values and racial equity.
Carolina Huaranca Mendoza joined Kapor Capital in 2016 and focuses on identifying early-stage investments, evaluating those investments, and partnering with entrepreneurs to grow their companies. She is particularly interested in Future Work, People Operations Technology, and Education. Prior to becoming Principal, she was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Kapor Center for Social Impact (KCSI) working on a tech platform for teacher professional development.
CHEF & ENTREPRENEUR
AL PASTOR PAPI
Miguel has founded local businesses in the Mission district – the heart of the Latinx community in San Francisco. A chef by day and DJ by night, Miguel strives to bring his authentic self in his food and music. Known for his amazing al pastor, Miguel also appeared on Food Network’s Chopped. In addition to spreading joy with his food, Miguel has also given back to the community through fundraisers.
5:30pm – Early check-in & Networking
6:25pm – Welcome from LaFawn Davis and Latinx @ Twilio
6:30pm – Streetwide.org
7:00pm – Latinx Entrepreneurship Panel
8:00pm – Networking