The LACC Seed Capital Fund was launched in 2022, as an opportunity for local Latin business and community leaders to invest personal funds to support, mentor, and elevate emerging Latino businesses in Georgia.
The LACC Seed Capital Fund Investors serve as judges evaluating the business plans and pitch presentations during the competition at the end of all our Business Accelerators programs, and the funds they invest in the LACC Seed Capital Fund are used as cash awards for the pitch competition winner
To learn how to become a LACC Seed Capital Investor and mentor click here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Atlanta Latina investors represent a diverse set of industries each donating $500 to invest in the $2,500 cash prize given to the pitch competition winner.
Latina Business Accelerator Program: Mexicana Emprende
Atlanta Cohort Winner
We held our first business pitch competition on April 21st at the General Consulate of Mexico. The participants came from our Latina Business Accelerator Program: Mexicana Emprende in partnership with the Consulate of Mexico. The winner of the pitch competition was Efigenia Castro, owner of America Catering. She started catering events for friends and family as a form of income during the pandemic and has since grown to become a full-blown catering service, providing food, beverages, dessert bar, chocolate fountain, servers, and table decorations at different events.
Our Dalton investors represent a diverse set of industries each donating $500 to invest in the $2,500 cash prize given to the pitch competition winner.
Latina Business Accelerator: Mexicana Emprende
Dalton Cohort pitch competition Winner
Our second business pitch competition took place on April 23rd at the CLILA Business Center located in Dalton, GA. The participants came from our Dalton cohort of the Latina Business Accelerator Program: Mexicana Emprende program, which was the first time that Spanish language entrepreneurship instruction and follow-up coaching were offered in Dalton. We are excited to announce Angela Huerta, from Gordon Count as the winner of our pitch competition in Dalton. She owns L&G ACS, a commercial cleaning company focused on cleaning carpet factories in Dalton. She is using the investment to create a website to promote her business and to buy supplies to grow her company.