ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals For America) is the longest standing Latino organization with 81,000+ members assembled in 44 professional and more than 160 student chapters across America. Their vision is to be the premier business organization for expanding opportunities for Latino leadership in the global market. There is a real need for more Latino leaders. At a time when the business community desperately seeks talent and America’s young Latinos desperately seek opportunity, ALPFA is a bridge between the two resulting in thousands of Latino college students in paid professional internships and careers. ALPFA develops the next generation of Latino professionals via experiential leadership development and mentoring from senior corporate executives, whom we empower into the C-suite and onto corporate boards. ALPFA is also a proven growth accelerator for Latino entrepreneurs, helping them to build networks, access capital, and scale much more rapidly by opening the door to significant business opportunities with our more than 200 Fortune 1000 partners.
Saturday, May 12th ALPFA is having an event at Twitter Headquarters titled, 2018 Student Tech Wars. Groups of talented, motivated and inspired students with a passion for technology will compete in a technology driven competition judged by an outstanding panel of Tech professionals. The winning team will earn a full sponsorship and trip to the 2018 ALPFA National Convention in Las Vegas and a training day at the blockchain startup Uulala in Southern California for full immersion in cutting edge technology.
Uulala, the blockchain company that empowers underbanked Latinos with financial inclusion to connect the cash consumer to the formal economy, CEO Oscar Garcia and CTO Alan Alvardo will be participating in this historic event. “I am excited to continue to support the ALPFA organization as young Latinos need strong, passionate business leaders to look up to. The social impact Uulala will provide with our financial services platform and the education and mentorship ALPFA provides was a natural fit for our partnership” stated Garcia.
Uulala is a financial solutions platform that provides the underbanked population access to the financial inclusion tools they need to change their future. The Uulala platform has created a decentralized peer to peer network to load cash into the digital economy. Once users have loaded in funds they have access to a Visa / MasterCard to participate in ecommerce or other purchase means. They can send remittances cross borders, pay their bills or top up their phone minutes all within the mobile app. The Uulala proprietary micro-credit algorithms can extrapolate users’ purchase history and behavioral habits to forecast their true financial abilities in a moment by moment basis. Most financial activities do not count for a standard credit score. The fico system does not work around the world. A change is needed for global consumers to have access to products and services they desire. The Uulala platform is a unique system that tracks all financial activities and combines that with decentralized database technology to show the level of creditworthiness a user possesses.
ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals For America) was the first national Latino professional association in the United States, established in Los Angeles in 1972. We also promote a culture of philanthropy throughout the Latino community, encouraging our members to volunteer with and engage on behalf of, local charities. We actively seek hands-on leadership building experiences for our members and to engage that considerable talent to make a measurable impact for national charitable organizations. http://www.alpfa.org/
Uulala is a minority-owned US-based corporation with the majority of shareholders being first or second generation Latin Americans. Uulala is a mission-driven organization to facilitate and accelerate the financial inclusion of the underbanked and unbanked population across the Americas. Uulala empowers the underbanked communities of the world through the Uulala platform by providing financial tools for them to build credit, send money, participate in ecommerce and elevate out of a cash-only environment. Uulala will drive change and betterment of Latino culture through the massive social impact their banking platform and mobile app can have on a culture that lacks trust in traditional banking systems. Uulala platform not only provides ways for Latinos to participate in secure financial transactions, build credit and offer remittance services but also gain access to entertainment and shopping services that were once out of reach because of their banking status. Additional Information