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The Hispanic Professionals Networking Groups seeks to increase the visibility of Hispanic business professionals by fostering a great unity through networking opportunities. NEW YORK * MIAMI

Saturday, September 27, 2014

HPNG ENTREPRENEURS Networking Event Invitation - Oct. 2nd in NY

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

You’re invited to the HPNG Entrepreneurs Networking Event on October 2nd in New York.

We all know gaining access to the right people and resources is key for any entrepreneurs’ success, but how do you finance your company’s expansion if you’ve exhausted traditional avenues for funding? A possible solution could be angel investors.

Angel investors is a term mostly associated with technology ventures, and that may be why non-tech companies have not utilized this resource, Latino entrepreneurs in particular.

At this upcoming HPNG Entrepreneurs Networking Event, we learn from a leading member of the Harvard Business School Latino Alumni Association/HBS Alumni Angels Association how to manage the process of pitching angel investors and how angel investors can be key your business growth. Like every process, there’s an art to every pitch and proposal, join us and learn how to best align yourself with the know-how to move forward with growing your business.


Benny Lorenzo

Managing General Partner
B.L. Capital Partners, L.P

Mr. Benny Lorenzo is the Managing General Partner of B.L. Capital Partners, L.P., a New York State Certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) providing financial consulting, investment management and advisory services.  He is an active Angel Investor through his membership in various forums, including New York Angels.

From March 2009 through January 2012, Mr. Lorenzo was the Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Kaufman Bros, L.P. (KBRO), one of the top 500 investment banks & securities broker/dealers in the U.S.

He was the initial investor of KBRO in 1995 and leader of one of the largest minority-owned full-service investment banks focused on the Technology, Media, Telecommunications, Green Technology and Healthcare sectors. 

Mr. Lorenzo has over 35 years experience in the Information Technology industry with more than 10 years serving as a senior operating manager with IBM and AT&T and over 25 years as a financial services executive in Wall Street. He has also served as an advisor to corporate boards, a private equity investor and a lead investor raising millions of dollars of funding for various financial services ventures, including a commercial bank and an investment bank. 

He was a portfolio manager and general partner of P.A.W. Capital Partners, L.P., a Greenwich, CT based long/short equity hedge fund that grew from $35 million to over $350 million in assets under management during his tenure. He is also a portfolio manager at Aspira Capital Management, L.P., and a similar long/short equity hedge fund.

Mr. Lorenzo was born in the Dominican Republic. After being awarded a New York State Regents Scholarship, he earned a BS in Engineering from Cornell University and subsequently an MBA from Harvard University. 

Don't miss it, I'll see you there!

- Ali

Ali T. Curi

Hispanic Professionals Networking Group (HPNG)
New York | Miami | Chicago


Thursday, October 2, 2014

Elmo @ The Lounge
156 7th Avenue (btwn. 19th & 20th Sts.)
New York, NY


7:00 - 8:30 p.m.  - Registration & Networking
8:30 - 9:30 p.m.  - Guest Interview and Q & A with Audience
9:30 - 10:30 p.m. - More Networking!

- $25.00 pre-register online --> http://tinyurl.com/HPNG-Oct2014

- $35.00 at the door

* Cash Bar

* Appetizers compliments of HPNG

Facebook Invitation: http://tinyurl.com/HPNGFB-Oct2014


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