NEW ORLEANS, LA – January 16, 2017 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – Hispanicize Media Group CEO and Founder Manny Ruiz has been tapped to present one of the prestigious keynotes at the 9th annual New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW), March 19-24.

A serial founder of more than 12 media communications companies, three of which he sold in 2007 for $5.5 million to the publically traded company United Business Media, Ruiz will present a keynote address titled “Finding Your Inner Pigeon” on March 22.

“I’m especially honored about this opportunity because I’ve never keynoted in front of a major festival audience like New Orleans Entrepreneur Week and I’ve never delved into the topic of building niche businesses,” said Ruiz.

In his keynote speech, Manny will unpack how being pigeon-holed early in his career because of his Latino background became his very inspiration for creating niche, nationally renowned businesses that today are the undisputed leaders in the U.S. Hispanic social media and marketing industry.

NOEW celebrates business and innovation with more than 15,000 attendees throughout the week of March 19-24. The event includes showcases, workshops, panel discussions, pitch competitions and networking events and culminates with “The Big Idea” entrepreneur pitch.

In addition to Ruiz, NOEW 2017 will include keynotes from:

Lisa Atia – creative brand strategist at Blavity

Chef John Besh – founder and restaurateur of John Besh Foundation

Suzanne DiBianca – executive vice president of corporate relations and chief philanthropy officer at Salesforce

Jim Coulter – founding partner at TPG

Andy Goldberg – chief creative officer at GE

Brett Goldstein – co-founder and managing partner at Ekistics Ventures

Kelly Hoey – investor and author of “Build Your Dream Network”

Adrien Lanusse – vice president of global consumer insights at Netflix

Patrick Lee – co-founder of Hobo Labs; co-founder of Rotten Tomatoes

Cooper Manning – host of “The Manning Hour” at Fox Sports

Leslie Miley – director of engineering at Slack

About Hispanicize Media Group
Hispanicize Media Group, LLC (HMG) works with leading brands and advertisers to navigate the rapidly evolving, trillion dollar U.S. Hispanic market by offering branded media opportunities, brand integrations, digital marketing campaigns and social influencer management through its on and offline platforms that include the annual Hispanicize event, DiMe Media and Hispanic Kitchen.

HMG’s award-winning management team is credited with pioneering the U.S. Hispanic social media industry and creating culturally resonating and engaging content for today’s Latino consumers. HMG is headquartered in Miami with offices in New York, Los Angeles and Atlanta.