SHPE Conference Partners with Manos Accelerator – Ticket Giveaway! #ManosAccel

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SHPE MANOS Conference

SHPE collaborates with Manos Accelerator to fuel innovation and entrepreneurship.

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) opened registration for their Region 2 Leadership Conference in San Diego on April 17 – 20, 2014. With this year’s theme of, “Come ride the WAVE to your future”, the conference is expanding its program to focus on innovation and entrepreneurship by partnering with Manos Accelerator. Manos Accelerator will deliver a unique track that will provide insight to the startup ecosystem.

The conference is expected to draw more than 400 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) students, professionals, and corporations to the University of California, San Diego.

“Today’s corporations are looking for innovators, risk takers and creative thinkers to join their organizations. Our SHPE members are talented Latinos with impressive skills needed in today’s workforce.” said Heidy Arriola, Region 2 Vice President of SHPE. “Our conference is truly aimed at ensuring Latinos are prepared and aware of the STEM opportunities available to them. This year is especially exciting for us as our UCSD Student Chapter Conference Committee (lead by Faviola Loera) and their advisor, Dr. Olivia Graeve (Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering), have worked extremely hard to bring together a unique program that will inspire Hispanic high school students in STEM programs, college students in STEM majors, and professionals in STEM careers & entrepreneurship.”

At the annual SHPE Region 2 Leadership Development Conference, students and professionals from STEM fields will come together to discuss and share industry best practices and acquire skills to propel their leadership skills will better position them for careers in top corporations or a career in entrepreneurship.

“We are excited to be partnering with such a great organization like SHPE to provide resources to increase the number of Latino entrepreneurs in the hi-tech sector.” said Edward Avila, CEO of Manos Accelerator. “Our mission at Manos is to foster the spirit of entrepreneurship among Latinos and cultivate a more vibrant technology ecosystem of entrepreneurial leaders among our Latino communities,”

The 2014 SHPE Region 2 Leadership Conference promises to deliver a robust program, which will include workshops, featured guests speakers, panelists, and award ceremonies. More than 400 attendees and top corporations including Fortune 500 companies will participate at this event.  In fact, you’ll even see #LatinaGeeks, Co Founder, Lala Castro and #LatinaGeeks, Contributor, Jacky Diaz, moderate one of the panels.

A few of the panels scheduled will feature:

  • Panel of Latino Startups
  • Panel of VCs and Angel Investors
  • How to pitch to investors
  • How to evaluate your startup
[Click to view Conference Agenda and full list of topics]


Date and time: Friday, April 18th- Saturday, April 19th 2014.  
Location: UC San Diego & Estancia La Jolla Luxury Resort
Registration Click here for Tickets

Ticket prices start at $100-$250, but for our #LatinaGeeks we have a TICKET GIVEAWAY! Yes, we take care of our ladies (and gents).  Ticket includes conference, breakfast, lunch and reception.


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Quien Es SHPE?

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers offers a network of 341 student and to April 15th.  For more information, visit their website for professional chapters nationally. SHPE’s mission is to change lives by empowering theHispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development. SHPE provides a variety of programming and resources including hosting the largest annual technical conference it the nation. For more information, visit

Quien es Manos Accelerator?

Manos Accelerator is a mentorship-driven accelerator program that provides education, resources and guidance for promising startup companies led by Latinos from across the US and Latin America countries. Manos Accelerator works side-by-side with Latino entrepreneurs to enable them to build, launch and scale their exceptional businesses and turn their innovative ideas into reality.

We Need Your Help

Ladies and gents, if you’re working on a startup or know someone who is, then you don’t want to miss this opportunity to learn more and grow your network.  We encourage you to please share this event as our goal is to empower our Latina community.  You could be helping someone who needs this information and you don’t even know it.  Let’s continue to empower each other.

Will we see you there?