MIAMI, FL – March 5, 2018 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – Organizers of the Hispanicize 2018 event today announced the national call for entries for the third annual “Latino Perfect Pitch”, a small business pitch competition where participants will have the opportunity to present their business ideas to a panel of business expert judges. One participant will win a $5,000 grand prize at Hispanicize 2018 (, the national Latino influencers and trendsetters event that will take place April 17-19 in Miami. The final submission deadline is March 23rd, 2018

“The Latino Perfect Pitch,” which is sponsored by Wells Fargo, is a small business competition for entrepreneurs seeking an opportunity to take their business ideas to the next level and the opportunity to win $5,000 to fund the development of their company and brand. The competition is open to entrepreneurs who have been in business no more than five years and are planning to attend Hispanicize 2018.

To participate in “The Latino Perfect Pitch” competition, interested individuals must complete a simple submission form at and provide the following supporting items: a one- to two-minute video introduction, a brief business plan description, a bio and headshot as well as a case study (if available). The competition is open to small business owners, regardless of ethnic heritage/background.

“The heart and soul of this competition is about discovering and rewarding those finalists who have ideas that are viable and scalable,” said Hispanicize Media Group founder Manny Ruiz, a serial entrepreneur. “We’re proud to give these entrepreneurs a prominent national stage and are encouraged that some of our alumni have continued into the next stages of dynamic businesses.”

The three finalists will present their concepts live on stage at Hispanicize 2018 on Thursday, April 19 for the chance to win $5,000 to fund their business expansion or startup, and $1,500 in press release distributions from Hispanicize Wire.

“Hispanics are highly entrepreneurial and starting businesses across the country at unprecedented rates. It is important to us to be able to help Latinos establish and grow their businesses,” said Xochitl Leon, Hispanic segment Strategy leader at Wells Fargo. “By sponsoring the Latino Perfect Pitch, we hope to showcase the new generation of entrepreneurs, provide coaching from industry experts, and connect them with new resources to take their businesses to the next level.”

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Hispanicize 2018 is expected to attract more than 2,500 attendees from the fields of social media, journalism, marketing, music, film and entrepreneurship.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship information are still available by contacting [email protected] or calling 203.364.4779.

About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $2.0 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,300 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet ( and mobile banking, and has offices in 42 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 263,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 25 on Fortune’s 2017 rankings of America’s largest corporations. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories.

About The Hispanicize Event
Now in its 9th year, Hispanicize 2018 Week ( (#Hispz18) is the iconic, largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in digital content creation, journalism, marketing, entertainment and tech entrepreneurship.

Hispanicize 2018 is expected to draw more than 2,500 of the nation’s most influential Latino professionals from the industries of digital content creation, journalism, music, marketing, film and business over three days. The event will take place in downtown Miami’s JW Marriott Marquis hotel, April 17-19, 2018.

The Hispanicize event is a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books and more targeting Latinos in the U.S. and/or Puerto Rico.

The Hispanicize event is owned and operated by Hispanicize Media Group, LLC, the parent company of DiMe Media, Hispanic Kitchen, Latina Moms, and the Hispanic PR Blog.

The Hispanicize Event can be found on Facebook, Instagram (@HispanicizeEvent) and Twitter (@Hispanicize).