Sara Inés Calderón asked us some questions for Más Wired, which highlights the work of Latinos in the digital space.
Below is a sampling of the Q&A.
MW: What is the biggest challenge or opportunity you see about being a Latino startup in the U.S.?
EO: Being in the media business for 14 years, I have seen firsthand the lack of Latino diversity in newsrooms and organizations, especially at the managerial level and in executive and senior leadership roles. The lack of Latino perspective and diverse voices is a challenge that impacts what news gets reported, how stories are covered and which decisions are made at an organizational level.
Latino entrepreneurship is on the rise. But in the tech startup scene, Latinos remain underrepresented. The Silicon Valley startup ecosystem is still a white-male-dominated network, and of the 2 million Latino entrepreneurs, only 1 percent of all Latinos pitch to venture capitalists. Success breeds success, so the more successful minority startups we have, the more minority startups we will see.
You can read the full interview here.