May 19, 2016 at Mexican Heritage Plaza in San Jose.
In celebration of API Heritage Month, and through the lens of leading with your own style and vision, L.E.A.D. Filipino is presenting a youth-focused, community event called “Eastside Entrepreneurs“.
“Eastside Entrepreneurs” will feature distinct Filipino and Filipina American leaders who had their beginnings in the San Jose and Eastside San Jose areas and took the opportunity to give back to their communities. These entrepreneurs have reshaped the San Jose/Greater Bay Area business landscape we know today, and L.E.A.D. Filipino asked them to come share their inspriational stories. Bringing together four heavy-hitting founders of San Jose-Based brands such as: the nationally-regarded tattoo artist and fashion tastemaker, Orly Locquiao; creative maker and innovative extraordinaire, Marie Millares; foodie turned Rice Rockit visionary, Jay Baltazar; and artist-photog-street brand turned chic designer, Francesca Mateo, Eastside Entrepreneurs will engage the audience in how these Filipino and Filipina American entrepreneurs created a whole new class of business creativity and innovation.
Through sharing personal stories and experiences, Eastside Entrepreneurs will show the youth of today that with determination and a vision – they too can achieve their dreams.
This event is hosted by L.E.A.D. Filipino, a grassroots cultural organization and movement which promotes local engagement, social awareness and community exposure amongst Filipino Americans in the Silicon Valley. The event is free and open to the public.
To open the event, we will enjoy spoken word and poetry performances from local high school students.
“Eastside Entrepreneurs” featured panelists:
*ORLY LOCQUIAO, Founder of Cukui Clothing & Humble Beginnings Tattoo
*MARIE MILLARES, Founder of SJMADE
*JAY BALTAZAR, Founder of Rice Rockit & “Kick It” Annual Summer Kickball Tournament
*FRANCESCA MATEO, Founder of Empire In The Air
*Program MC: Kristina Peralta, L.E.A.D. Filipino
Following the event, there will also be a small networking reception with light foods, drinks and music.
For event questions or further information, please contact Angelica Cortez at Angelica@leadfilipino.org