17 Aug Consulate General of Israel to the Southwest Launches LatinTech Pitch 2022
Start-Up Competition for Hispanic Heritage Month
Texas based start-up competition seeks to promote Hispanic innovators, and award $30,000 worth of prizes to the top three winners.
The Consulate General of Israel to the Southwest based in Houston Texas has
launched a Start-Up Competition with local innovation partners, the Ion, the Latinx Startup Alliance,
and the Texas Business Association, aimed at elevating and empowering tech entrepreneurs in the
The Israeli Consulate to the Southwest initiates projects and hosts events annually to honor the vibrant and dynamic role that the Hispanic Community plays in our region, and celebrates the years of friendship by acknowledging the growing importance of Latino Americans in Texas and their profound impact. As this community continues to grow, it is an important mission to connect and engage; building on the shared values between Israel and Hispanic Americans.
This year, Israel celebrates its 75th Independence Day, and the Consulate will be highlighting the 75
years of bilateral relations between the United States and Israel. So, for this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month the Consulate, in tandem with tech innovation and business leaders, will be hosting a start-up competition for the opportunity to win prizes, provide top level exposure, and networking opportunities with leaders in the innovation ecosystem.
According to Consul General Livia Link-Raviv, “The best way to celebrate and cultivate this relationship is by highlighting innovation. We would like to share our passion and knowhow in the high tech sector to engage and promote success with the developing Hispanic startup scene in Texas.
We are excited to see how our partnership can bring more Latino led innovation in our region.”
Applicants will have the opportunity to compete for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, with prizes including $30,000, recognition from the Israeli government, a yearlong subscription to the work management software company Monday.com, as well as qualify for a six-month hands-on mentorship with a
successful Israeli start-up company.
The Consulate launched the LatinTech Pitch 2022 website on Monday June 25th, and is accepting entries. The application deadline will be August 31 at 9:00 a.m. CST, with the Top 5 Finalist
announcement on September 9 by 5:00 p.m. CST. The top five finalists will showcase at the ION, Houston, Texas on September 20, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.
To learn more and apply visit the official website at www.latintechpitch.com
About LatinTech Pitch
The Consulate General of Israel to the Southwest along with the Ion, Latinx Startup Alliance, and Texas Business Association presents LatinTech Pitch 2022 in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
This competition is an opportunity to:
– Win $30,000 total for top 3 contenders
– Highlight your technology based start-up
– Recognition from the Israeli Government
– Yearlong subscription to the work management
– A software company Monday.com
– Qualify for a six-month mentorship with a
– A successful Israeli start-up company
– Network with likeminded individuals in the field
Join us in this special competition and event to celebrate your accomplishments as a Latino entrepreneur during Hispanic Heritage Month. We can’t wait to hear about your startup and learn more about you! Applications will close on Friday, August 31 at 9:00 a.m. CST.
Why LatinTech Pitch 2022?
Every year the consulate works to honor the Latino community, especially during Hispanic Heritage Month. The importance of the Hispanic community in Texas is significant with a profound impact on
our shared history, culture, and economy. As this community continues to grow, it is an important mission of ours to connect and engage; building on the shared values between Israel and Hispanic Americans. This year, Israel celebrates its 75th Independence Day, and our focus will be highlighting the bilateral relations between the United States and Israel.
The best way to celebrate and cultivate this relationship is by highlighting innovation. We would like to share our passion and knowhow in the high tech sector to engage and promote success with the developing Hispanic startup scene in Texas. We are excited to see how our partnership can bring more Latino/a lead innovation in our region.
Who can apply?
– Must be a Latino/a or Hispanic entrepreneur in high tech
– Must be a majority owner or founder of your start-up
– Must be headquartered in Texas
– Must be a pre-series A high tech start-up
– Must be an incorporated company in the United States
– There is no minimum or maximum requirement on how long your start-up has been launched
What do you need to apply?
– Visit www.latintechpitch.com and complete your application by August 31, 2022
– A 60-90 second elevator video pitch
– Your pitch deck
The Final Pitch will be on September 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the ION—4201 Main St, Houston, TX 77002, where our top 5 competitors will highlight their startups for a chance of winning one of our three prizes. Formal invitation to the event will be distributed at a later date.