César Restrepo / Emprendedores Latinos USA
César Restrepo, from Colombia is one of the founders of Emprendedores Latinos USA (Latino entrepreneurs of USA). His background and education in the arts has made of him a person with creativity and enthusiasm. In 2012, his life takes an unexpected turn when he decides to risk everything to become an entrepreneur. Since then, his vision has been to integrate the fragmented community of Latino entrepreneurs in the U.S. César has founded two companies since. One Voice Language Solutions, a company dedicated to the interpretation and translation of documents in over 80 languages. His latest business venture is Gourmet Wonders, an import product for distinguished Gourmet supermarket chains, restaurants, chefs, etc. In January 2013, César, with a group of innovative entrepreneurs decided to start a grassroots movement: Entrepreneurs Latino USA, an organization that seeks to inspire, educate and connect the Latino entrepreneurs. In addition to his business activities, César is an opera singer, and passionate about agriculture, kitchen and family.
Juan Camilo Peralta / Emprendedores Latinos USA
Juan Camilo Peralta, Colombian, is director of Emprendedores Latinos USA . His educational background is in finance. With over fourteen years of experience advising companies in the area of finance and labor risks, Juan Camilo is one of the most qualified entrepreneurs in the city Atlanta. For Juan Camilo starting a project requires a great sacrifice : to cultivate emotional intelligence. Currently , Juan Camilo is a guru of eCommerce and professional advisor of more than a dozen companies. In addition to his business activities, Juan Camilo is Capoeira instructor and a fan of F1.
Armando Quintero / Comfort Hammocks
Comfort Hammocks came into existence when Armando Quintero suffered an accident on his job. After working ten years in construction, his dreams seemed truncated but it was then when the innovation stroked. Armando and his wife, Britany, decided to start a new type of business. They had the idea of bringing hammocks from the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico to the US. After working on the business idea for almost 2 years, it finally came to fruition. They contacted and worked with a community of hammock weavers offering them a more than fair trade price. They started with only 5 styles of hand made, vivid hammocks and over the course of 2 years, their business flourished and now they are proud distributors of more than 20 styles of hammocks, hammock chairs, and swings in the U.S.
“We now work with over 500 families of Mayan decedent in Mexico, and recently have spread our reach to included a group in Nicaragua. The Mexican and Nicaraguan hammocks are very different. Our goal is to bring a new style from a different country each year because, because we simply believe that diversity is a powerful tool to unite two cultures.” says Britany Quintero
“We want to be able to continue providing work and subsecuently means of income for more families in indigenous communities through LatinoAmerica. One of our goals is also to create a work force of salesmen and distributors, and also create franchise opportunities. The possibilities are limitless.” say the Quinteros.
ABOUT EMPRENDEDORES LATINOS USA.
Emprendedores Latinos USA is a grassroots organization that exist with the purpose of inspiring, educating and connecting the Latino entrepreneur in the U.S. with a Local and National footprint.
Visión. To create an organization that is driving-force for Latinos by forging paths that transcends language, culture and geographic barriers in order to inspire the entrepreneur spirit in Latino communities throughout the United States.
Misión. To create unique experiences and events that will offer inspiration, opportunities and professional development for Latino entrepreneurs in order to create new business and foster development and economic growth.
ABOUT #VIVAMYBUSINESS.August 15.2015 at the Gwinnett Center
VivaMiNegocio or VivaMyBusiness is THE largest & most anticipated Business Forum for Latino entrepreneurs and decision-makers in Atlanta and surrounding areas. At the #VivaMiNegocio EXPO, the audience can learn about products & services offered by more than a hundred companies. At the same time, the event will help these business owners exceed their goals networking with other industry professionals, attending informative and cutting-edge WORKSHOPS, and most important: being exposed to a large audience ready to learn about their services, products, and ideas. Latino business owners, entrepreneurs and companies eager to connect with the Latino business community will be part of this joint effort. The COCKTAIL & GALA event aims to honor business leaders in the Hispanic community who have blazed a trail for entrepreneurship as well as up and coming small businesses who’ve achieved success in the following categories: Innovation, Creativity, Perseverance and Community Service.