2012 Assets Learning Conference

Innovations in Entrepreneurship

September 20, 2012  9:30 am - 10:45 am

Room: Washington 2

Entrepreneurship provides economic security and financial stability for millions of Americans. Creating and owning a business has long been heralded as a path to financial success and self-fulfillment in the United States, and for some, creating one’s own job through self-employment is the ultimate source of employment and income. In a nation seeking economic recovery through job creation, promoting and formalizing small startup businesses or microbusinesses, and self-employment by low-income entrepreneurs is an important solution. In this session, participants will learn new approaches for providing business training to key segments of the entrepreneurial population: Latinos, immigrants, women and seniors.


  • Alex Armenta, WAGES (Presentation - PDF)
  • Luis Granados, MEDA
  • Elizabeth Isele, SeniorEntrepreneurshipWorks.org
  • Noel Poyo, National Association of Latino Community Asset Builders
  • Janie Barrera, ACCION, Texas and Louisiana (Moderator)

 This session is sponsored by the Savings and Entrepreneurship sponsor, Capital One.