2020 Hispanic Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program

Recordings of the 2020 Hispanic Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program presentations are now online. See the agenda below for links to sessions you may have missed or would like to review.

The Hispanic Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program is a chance for independent inventors, entrepreneurs, small business owners, and intellectual property (IP) professionals to learn about resources available to the Hispanic innovation community.

Take this opportunity to:

  • Learn from accomplished innovators, inventors, entrepreneurs, and business owners about best practices
  • Discover helpful resources available to innovators
  • Get practical tips on obtaining and protecting your IP

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1 – 1:05 p.m. ET: Welcome

1:05 – 2 p.m. ET: Keynote Speaker
Recording now available

Roselin Rosario-Meléndez, Ph.D, Polymer and Cosmetics Chemist Associate Principal Chemist, L'Oréal.

2 – 3:15 p.m. ET: Networks and Resources Panel
Recording now available

This panel showcases service and support organizations for Hispanic inventors and entrepreneurs and the resources available for anyone getting started or in business. 

Eliseo Ramos-Feliciano, Supervisory Patent Examiner, USPTO

Lu Cordova, Governor's Advisor on Efficiencies and Digital Transformation at State of Colorado
James Foy, Founder of Hispanics and Technology
Oscar Garcia, Managing Director of Training, Manos Accelerator
Sandi Mays, CIO, CXO and Co-Founder at Zayo Group
Nicole Quiroga, President and CEO, Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

3:15 – 4 p.m. ET: USPTO Resource Overview
Recording now available

This presentation focuses on free USPTO services and support for inventors, entrepreneurs, and small business owners. 

Sean Wilkerson, Innovation Development Program Manager, Office of Innovation Outreach, USPTO
Matthew Martin, Pro Bono Assistant Coordinator, USPTO

For more information, or to ask questions about the program, email InnovationOutreach@USPTO.gov. 


This event is part of a series: Hispanic Innovation and Entrepreneurship