IHCC CEO Omar Duque to Speak at the World Incubation Summit in Toronto

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The 1871 + IHCC Hispanic Tech Incubator will be highlighted next week at the World Incubation Summit in Toronto, Canada at a fireside chat hosted by IHCC CEO Omar Duque and 1871 CEO Howard Tullman.

The World Incubation Summit (WIS) brings together an exclusive, international group of university-linked incubation programs for a two-day conference. WIS is organized by UBI Global, a Swedish-based data and advisory firm specializing in mapping and highlighting the world of business incubation and the DMZ Incubator at Ryerson University, the leading business incubator for technology start-ups in Canada.

Duque and Tullman will lead a fireside chat focusing on how other organizations can develop mutually beneficial partnerships that promote diversity and inclusion and facilitate strategic opportunities. Since 2016, IHCC and 1871 have partnered to launch a first-of its kind incubator program for Latinx-led startups. The 1871 + IHCC Technology Incubator has successfully graduated 25 Latinx founders from the program and 14 founders are currently participating in the third cohort. Cohort companies have raised more than $2 million in early stage capital, secured contracts with Fortune 100 firms and gone on to notable accelerators including Elm Spring and Techstars.

“We’re excited to share how the partnership between IHCC and 1871 has led to the creation of an action-oriented community that provides Latinx tech founders with the tools and resources they need to scale successful ventures," said IHCC CEO Omar Duque. "We hope that organizations in attendance will walk away with ideas for their own strategic collaborations to increase diversity in the international tech space."

Learn more about the World Incubation Summit by visiting the conference website.