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Hispanic Organization In Search Of Entrepreneurs

 CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The National Hispanic Entrepreneurs' Organization (NHEO), announced today that NHEO Institute for Global Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation will partner with Echoing Green as a Fast Track Search Partner.

"We are pleased to be an Echoing Green Fast Track Search Partner," said Juan Pablo Giometti, President and CEO of NHEO Inc. "This is a great opportunity for social entrepreneurs who want to turn their ideas into reality. This partnership is another step forward in our mission of fostering entrepreneurship and social innovation."

Since 1987, Echoing Green has provided seed funding and support to nearly 500 social entrepreneurs – including the founders of Teach For America, City Year, College Summit, SKS Microfinance, and Genocide Intervention Network. In Spring 2011 Echoing Green will award between 12 and 20 fellowships to early-stage social entrepreneurs. Fellows receive up to$90,000 in seed funding over two years, operational and technical support, and access to a powerful global community of fellows and alumni. High-potential entrepreneurs nominated by NHEO will qualify for the second round of the Fellowship program application process, as well as receive guidance and technical assistance during the application process.


About National Hispanic Entrepreneurs' Organization:

National Hispanic Entrepreneurs' Organization (NHEO), headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is the leading Hispanic nonprofit organization for entrepreneurs. Established in 2009, it's a private 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to empower Hispanic entrepreneurs, who are underrepresented in America. NHEO is establishing an innovative ecosystem, fostering and helping early-stage entrepreneurs to realize their aspirations, providing them with hands-on support, capital, knowhow, access to a high-quality global network of professionals. The organization has more than 3000 members, 20 ambassadors, and 100 volunteers across the US. NHEO has helped entrepreneurs, service partners, investors, researchers and public policy makers in diverse industries and at all stages of development.

About NHEO Institute for Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation:

NHEO Institute for Global Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation was founded in 2010 in partnership with Belk College of Business at UNCC and Ben Craig Center Incubator.

The Institute administers programs and convenes events that promote and shape discourse on bottom-up development. Led by Juan Pablo Giometti, the Institute runs a highly competitive Accelerator program for entrepreneurs who intend to launch enterprises in low-income communities.


STORY TAGS: HISPANIC , LATINO , MEXICAN , MINORITY , CIVIL RIGHTS , DISCRIMINATION , RACISM , DIVERSITY , LATINA , RACIAL EQUALITY , BIAS , EQUALITY



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