The At the Table entrepreneurship competition is for Latina women in business and for all women entrepreneurs. At the Table: Women in Business and Leadership is an initiative led by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation that ensures Latina and all women entrepreneurs and business professionals are receiving the much needed resources and skills to propel them forward to higher levels of success and influence. At the Table is a multifaceted platform that leverages existing resources and the influential leadership to foster the growth and business acumen of Latinas and women. The At the Table Entrepreneurship Competition celebrates and supports women entrepreneurs.
All woman business owners (at least a 51% owner) who are founding CEOs of privately held US companies, including Puerto Rico and the territories, are encouraged to apply. Women business leaders from outside the United States are encouraged to apply for the At the Table Global Entrepreneurship Competition by applying through the regular process and selecting Global Entrepreneur.
Entrants can be recent, high-growth startups to established, large companies.
Application deadline is June 15. Applicants must be able to attend the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Convention September 21-23 in Salt Lake City, UT. Winners will travel to NYC the week of July 14th for a photo shoot with Cosmopolitan Magazine for Latinas.
At the Table Selection Process
Three women entrepreneurs will be selected as the U.S. winners of the At the Table Entrepreneurship Competition and three will be selected as the At the Table Entrepreneurship Global Winners. The winners will be announced at the USHCC’s National Convention in Salt Lake City, UT September 21-23, 2014, the largest gathering of Hispanic business in America.
Winners will be selected by a panel of independent judges composed of successful entrepreneurs and business leaders. At the Table Entrepreneur Competition winners will encompass many exceptional qualities, including entrepreneurial purpose and passion; ambitious company plans and goals; energy, creativity, conviction and professional acumen to scale high-potential business to market leader; and a history and desire to give back to support future women entrepreneurs.
The At the Table Entrepreneurship Competition celebrates and supports women entrepreneurs. Winners will receive national exposure, premier networking opportunities, and additional awards that support business growth. This competition is made possible with the support of our generous sponsors at the Kauffman Foundation, Doral Bank, Cosmopolitan Magazine for Latinas, Facebook, Google and Comcast NBCUniversal Telemundo.
National Exposure – Winners will receive national exposure through the USHCC and our national partners, including features on Cosmopolitan Magazine for Latinas, Comcast NBCUniversal Telemundo, the Kauffman Foundation, Doral Bank, Facebook and Google. Winners will be featured in a spread in Cosmopolitan Magazine for Latinas print magazine.
Premier Networking – Winners will be announced and celebrated at the USHCC National Convention, the largest gathering of Hispanic business leaders in America. Held from September 21-23 in Salt Lake City, Utah, this gathering is the country’s largest networking venue for Hispanic business and Fortune 1000 corporations. The National Convention affords vendors and corporate buyers the opportunity to establish partnerships where business opportunities can flourish. Winners will receive exclusive access to top corporate executives.
Supporting Business Growth – We are proud that our partners will be providing awards to the winners. Facebook will be donating advertising dollars to the winners, so that they can promote their business online. Google will be donating chrome books to all winners, so they have the latest technology to do business. Doral Bank will be awarding $3,000 each to a winner from Florida and New York.