7th Entrepreneur Summit to Feature 60+ Successful Business Owners and Experts

Workshops & Awards Panel to be held Friday, September 28 at Nova Southeastern University

Hollywood, FL, [  ], 2018  Returning for its seventh year, Hispanic Unity of Florida’s 2018Entrepreneur Summit is a day-long learning and networking event showcasing the diverse array of businesses that contribute to South Florida’s economy.

This year’s event will be held on Friday, September 28 at Nova Southeastern University in the Carl DeSantis Building from 7:00 am to 1:30 pm. The Plenary Keynote session and breakfast start at 7:30 am, followed by workshops throughout the day and an exhibitor area. TheAmerican Dreamer Awards & Conversation will be held at 8:45 am with Keynote Speaker, Carolyn Aronson, Founder and CEO of It’s a 10 Haircare.  

Expected to draw more than 400 attendees, the Summit will provide emerging entrepreneurs and established business owners with access to seasoned experts and educational resources to help them grow their business. Attendees will 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. The 7thEntrepreneur Summit is presented by Chase. Major sponsors include: JM Family Enterprises/Southeast Toyota Distributors, Canon, Nova Southeastern University and WSVN Channel 7 News. The event is produced by Hispanic Unity of Florida, Inc.

The keynote speaker, sponsored by Canon, will be Carolyn Aronson, Founder and CEO of It’s a 10 Haircare. The Breakfast and Plenary session with Linkedin’s director of artificial intelligence, Romero Rosales, Ph.D., is sponsored by Wells Fargo and Memorial Healthcare System. TheAmerican Dreamer Awards & Conversation, sponsored by JM Family Enterprises/Southeast Toyota Distributors, will be moderated by renowned journalist Tom Hudson of WRLN. This year’s program features six workshops, including two in Spanish. 

The American Dreamers Awardees are individuals recognized for their steadfast success, business acumen and community service. The 2018 honorees include:

  • Nedal Ahmad, Pincho Factory
  • Alex Arencibia & Menchu Dominicis, J.A. Uniforms
  • Louis Beltran, BELT
  • Daniel Gold, Future Energy Solutions (USA)
  • Marcell D. Haywood, Encompass Onsite, Inc.
  • Ariel Pedrosa, Advanced Multi-Sign
  • Claudia Zylberberg, PhD, Akron Biotech

Learn more about the speakers, moderator and honoree biographies at www.hufesummit.org.

“Launching a new business or running a small business comes with many challenges,” said Josie Bacallao, Hispanic Unity of Florida President and CEO. “We are excited that we can bring together entrepreneurs and business professionals to collaborate, network, inspire and learn from each other. We have another exciting Summit this year, and a great lineup of speakers. The Entrepreneur Summit is the perfect opportunity to not only gain valuable information, but to make connections and develop your small business network with like-minded professionals.”

Pricing: Complimentary sponsored admission

Parking: Complimentary in the garage directly across from NSU’s Business School

For general information: www.hufesummit.org

For sponsorship information: Josie Bacallao, HUF President and CEO, at 954-683-2028 orJBacallao@HispanicUnity.org

The 2018 Entrepreneur Summit is made possible by our Sponsors (as of August 2018): Chase, JM Family Enterprises, Inc., Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC, Nova Southeastern University, Canon, Memorial Healthcare System, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Wells Fargo, WSVN; and thanks to the support of: BankUnited, BB&T, Comcast Business, CPT of South Florida, Inc. Florida Community Bank, FPL, KPMG, MBAF, TD Bank, Templeton & Company, Setnor Byer Insurance & Risk, SunTrust, WoodForest National Bank.


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About Hispanic Unity of Florida (HUF):

Hispanic Unity of Florida (HUF) is a non-profit founded more than 35 years ago by community leaders to ease the acculturation transition for newcomers from other nations. Today, HUF provides assistance through 12 programs and 30+ services in four languages to South Florida’s diverse community. HUF, an UnidosUS Affiliate, is one of South Florida’s largest agencies dedicated to the immigrant population, providing them with the tools they need to build a new life. In 2017, the agency served more than 18,000 children and families. HUF offers assistance at two main office locations and provides extended services at 50+ outreach locations—including citizenship services at libraries, free tax preparation at mobile sites, and education services at public schools, among others.

Mission: Empowering immigrants and others to become self-sufficient, productive and civically engaged. Visit: www.hispanicunity.org or call 954-964-8884, ext. 216.


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