Javier is representing the venture capital sector as a delegate at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit being held June 22-24 at Stanford University which culminates in a conversation between Mark Zuckerberg and President Obama. Javier is honored to be addressing an entrepreneurial delegation from Cuba which will also hear from Airbnb founder Brian Chesky, Ulu Ventures partner Miriam Rivera, Valor Equity partner Juan Sabater and Addepar CEO Eric Poirier among others. These entrepreneurs are engaged in various business endeavors in Cuba, from enterprise computing consulting to operating restaurants and barbershops.
June 27-29th, Raj will take part in the Salzberg Global Seminar session on Financing the Global Economy: How Traditional and Non-Traditional Sources Be Integrated? which brings together policy makers, regulators, financial services firms, and academics to explore how banks, non-bank intermediaries and markets all contribute to the sound functioning of the global economy. Raj will be featured on the "Digital Disruption in Capital Markets" panel.
On June 28, Javier will join Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker at the Hispanic American Entrepreneurship Summit in Washington. At over 55 million strong, Hispanic-Americans represent 17 percent of the U.S. population, play an integral role in the American economy, and remain critical to America's ability to thrive as a nation. Yet, Hispanic-Americans continue to be underrepresented in the investment and banking sectors. The panel will cover the challenges entrepreneurs face accessing capital, with a particular focus on the Hispanic population.