Arturo Nava: Latino Author and Brand Builder
009: How Latinas & Latinos can craft their entrepreneurial career with Mahrinah Von Schlegel - Logra Tu Dream: Helping Latinos Achieve Their American Dream I Inspiration I Mentorship I Business Coaching
Mahrinah has had a tremendous and inspiring career that she has crafted for herself. She is an Entrepreneur, Anthropologist, and Ecosystem Builder who has been in the digital startup space since 2001, developed nearly $1B in real estate, and founded an incubator in the City of Chicago. She received her BA/MS from the University of Pennsylvania and MBA from the Wharton School of Business. She is currently Managing Partner at I365, where she consults with early to mid-stage startups, and Executive Director of Embassy2.0. What you'll learn Mahrinah's American dream and her path to pursue it How she started her entrepreneurial career Why there is a lack of Latino tech startups in the Latino community How she helps build entrepreneurial ecosystems and how they provide access, information and the pathway to help entrepreneurs start a tech company The pitfalls new entrepreneurs face and how to avoid them Why education that helps Latinos access opportunities in tech matters so much The importance of strong and broad networks in entrepreneurial success Ask people in the path you want to take for coffee, talk to as many people as possible and ask for help How digital entrepreneurship is very different than traditional entrepreneurship and why you need to get advice from digital entrepreneurs if you don't have this digital experience Mahrinah's keys to success: hard work and a strong network To build a strong network you need to give back first ! Resources & Links Contact Mahrinah: @mlvs , http://www.facebook.com/mahrinah , http://www.mahrinah.com, http://www.embassy2.org , http://www.i365syndicate.com, Tech startup meetups: http://meetup.com http://www.catalyzechicago.org/ http://www.builtinchicago.org/ http://www.1871.com/ http://www.technexus.com/ Illinois Technology Association Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Grind Catapult Getviable.com Foundersuite.com Leancanvas.com Thank you so much for listening ! If you enjoyed the episode, please consider subscribing in iTunes and Stitcher and leaving a rating and a review. This helps us to continue to be featured in the New & Noteworthy rankings so that more Latinos and Latinas can find us. Considering Launching a Podcast? Podcasters Paradise: This is my favorite resource for those of you considering launching your own podcast. It was created by one of the most successful podcasters today-John Lee Dumas- who’s Entrepreneur on Fire podcast was voted best in iTunes in 2013. This is the only resource you will ever need to Create | Grow | Monetize your podcast. Over 700 members are consuming the 120+ video tutorials, engaging with other Podcasters in the private Facebook group, & loving the monthly webinars with todays top Podcasters! Sign up for our free LIVE weekly webinars here.