Arizona Latino Blogger Workshop

2017 Arizona Latino Bloggers Workshop in action!! Learning best practices for photographing for their sites! Always a blast to get top tips from the awesome Crafty Chica by Kathy Cano-Murillo!
Our first blogger highlight is Subculture Recall! Check them out on FB, IG, & YouTube under the same handle!! #azlatinobloggers #phxblogger

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Latino Startups Event was a blast!

Thank you for everyone that joined us at our Latino Startups event last week! We all had a blast, learned great insights and made some new friends. In case you missed it, we put together this entertaining video for you about the event.

We are grateful for our panelists including Rafael Testai of Event Key and German Urrego of DialDoc, our moderator Edgar Olivo, and all of our partners that showed their love for Collectivo at the event.

As a thank you, our other panelist Sol Book Box CEO Vanessa Nielsen has offered an exclusive discount code for Collectivo members. Take 15% off your first order at when you use the code COLLECTIVO at check out.

Please join us at our next event:

April 26, 2017 – American Marketing Association combined event

Collectivo has joined forces with the American Marketing Association for our next networking event. For the this event, the founders and board members of Collectivo will share their expertise in marketing to a Latino audience.

Join us for this free event. As with all Collectivo events, enjoy free food and craft beer.

So come help us celebrate this joining of cultures and learn how experts in Latino marketing communicate with diverse audiences.

Admission: Free! (As always)

Why attend the Latino Startups Panel next week?

We have a great lineup of Latino startup founders for our next Collectivo event.They will offer great insights into the challenges Latinos face starting tech businesses. But we also have some fun treats in store for you at the event.



You may have seen the Tap Snap photo booths at Phoenix Suns games and other events throughout the Valley. (The Collectivo board sure enjoyed the photo booth at our last Suns outing!)

tap snap

Well TapSnap is back at our Collectivo events and will feature some really cool backgrounds customized for our event. We want to thank Carlos Tarazon for offering this great service for our attendees.

Check out some of the photos from one of our events last year where we had the TapSnap photo booth.

We always love to promote Hispanic owned businesses, so make sure to contact Carlos to have TapSnap at your next corporate event.

Event Key

eventkey logoFor the first time, we will have the EventKey checkin app set up for our Collectivo events. Again, we are featuring a Latino owned business. This time it’s the startup idea of one of the event’s panelists: Rafael Testai.


eventkeyAnd we recommend you check out the app before the event by downloading EventKey on the App Store to maximize your time. EventKey will allow you to:

• View event’s attendee list

• Never forget who you met

• Effortlessly connect with everyone

• Attendee list is stored on your phone for future reference.




GIVEAWAY: Sol Book Box

sol book box board booksGiveaways are a tradition at Collectivo events. We are happy to announce we will be offering a free Sol Book Box, a bilingual book box for Spanish speaking families. This business is the brain-child of another one of our panelists and Latina business owner, Vanessa Nielsen. The company launched earlier this year and offers subscription book boxes for parents wanting to raise bilingual children.

To win, just tweet @theCollectivo and @SolBookBox during the event. Whoever tweets the most using those two Twitter handles will win the box! Winners will be announced at the end of the event.

So make sure not to miss next week’s Collectivo event. And as always, we’ll have free food and craft beer for everyone!

Collectivo is committed to giving you access to engage with some of the best and brightest the valley of the sun has to offer.

RSVP for this great event!

More Details: 
March 1st – 5:30 to 7:30 PM
Coworking on 15th Ave : 3428 North 15th Avenue Phoenix, AZ

Mingle, eat great food and enjoy craft beer with your friends at Collectivo! RSVP here.

Latino Startups Event: Meet Our Moderator Edgar R. Olivo!

edgarEdgar R. Olivo is a Hispanic Author, Award-winning Speaker, Business Development Strategist and Corporate Trainer. Edgar currently serves as Vice Chairman for the Arizona Humanities, a state organization that ensures funding is available for schools, libraries, and museums that keep cultural enrichment programming happening across the state. In 2012, Mayor Greg Stanton honored Edgar with the Key to the City of Phoenix for his work on the H.E.R.O Veterans Initiative and is the recipient of the 2015 Hispanic Business Salute Award bestowed by Telemundo Arizona and the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He was featured on CNN Latino in 2013 for his work empowering Hispanic business owners with Spanish entrepreneur programming.

He has worked with thousands of bilingual entrepreneurs of diverse backgrounds through partnerships with government and non-profit agencies. In 2014, his company developed a bilingual entrepreneur program for the City of Phoenix that reached over a 3,000 entrepreneurs and helped launch over 40 businesses in less than one year. He also oversees the Business Accelerator programs for the Local First Arizona Foundation, an educational initiative designed to empower Spanish-speaking business owners through financial literacy and business development training. Edgaralso authored a book called “Get Your Focus On! 5 Steps to Gain Focus and Clarity on the Life and Career of Your Dreams!”; which was admitted in the Scottsdale Civic Center Library Arizona Authors Collection as well as Phoenix and Buckeye Libraries.

He is the founder of Compass Career and Business Solutions, LLC, a nationally recognized and Hispanic-owned bilingual business development and training center based in Downtown Phoenix, Arizona. Edgar is an internationally certified business coach and trainer from the International Coaching Federation and the International Association of Continuing Education and Training. He majored in business communication at the W.P Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and is in pursuit of his Masters in Business Administration.

Collectivo is committed to giving you access to engage with some of the best and brightest the valley of the sun has to offer. We are thrilled to have Edgaras the moderator for our Latino Startups Panel!

More Details: 
March 1st – 5:30 to 7:30 PM
Coworking on 15th Ave : 3428 North 15th Avenue Phoenix, AZ

Mingle, eat great food and enjoy craft beer with your friends at Collectivo!RSVP for this great event!

Thank you for 2-years of Collectivo


collectivo3We would like to thank everyone that came out to our 2-year anniversary event, especially our community partners, ALPFA, Prospanica and SHPE!

Everyone had a great time and we made some new friends. We were especially excited to announce next year’s line up of events, including our February event featuring Latino Startups. That event is scheduled for Wednesday, February 22nd. Here’s a link for more info and to RSVP:


Here are some tweets from the November event: