Texas has been a GEW powerhouse for years, highlighting entrepreneurship and resources throughout the state. This year, El Paso joins the celebration with Fernanda Fiscal, GEW Community Organizer and Director of University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Blackstone LaunchPad serving as the GEW Community Organizer. Fiscal hopes GEW El Paso will increase the participation of students, community and stakeholders in entrepreneurship activities.
In her role at UTEP’s Blackstone LaunchPad, a university entrepreneurship network, Fiscal creates and manages entrepreneurship activities for UTEP students. She mentors student ventures in early-stage development and nominates and coaches student ventures to participate in national business competitions. This role allows her to foster the innovative mindset of students and engage with the local entrepreneurial ecosystem.
For El Paso’s first GEW celebration, there are several activities that highlight the resources and opportunities available to local entrepreneurs. One notable activity is the Dia De Los Muertos Pitch Competition, which is the premier pitch event of the southwest. Founders will get to meet other like-minded entrepreneurs who strive to scale and gain access to capital.
Entrepreneurs will also have the opportunity to meet venture capitalists and investors from outside the community. The grand prize winner will walk away with $10K in prize money.
Discover more activities in El Paso and around the country here.