OAKLAND, Calif., May 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In a new Trump era, Cinco de Mayo is beginning to take on a new significance for Latinos across the country. While the date holds political significance for Mexicans, for many Americans this date most often is known for social gatherings rather than political action. However, the current political reality where our country's leaders are debating border walls and massive deportations has forced a new generation of Latino leaders to consider new ways of empowering the community.
Today, Oakland-based Latina entrepreneur Martha Hernández launched an investment campaign and invited the public to invest in madeBOS, an innovative start-up that revolutionizes how low wage millennial workers plan their careers.
"Cinco de Mayo needs to be day of action and investment in our community. I am excited to give my friends, family, and community the opportunity to invest and own a stake in madeBOS, and be part of a movement that is uplifting low wage workers through career planning and mentoring," said Martha Hernández, founder of madeBOS.
"Now is the time to invest in the success of our Latino entrepreneurs, who are putting forth innovative ideas to empower our community," said Jesse Martinez, Latino Startup Alliance Co-Founder and Co-chair. "madeBOS is our first Republic crowdfunding campaign, and we are asking community members to be part of this, and take ownership in creating an ecosystem of prosperity for our Latino community."
On May 5th, 2017 madeBOS was showcased at the first ever "State of Latinos: A Cinco de Mayo Call to Action." In a new Trump era, Cinco de Mayo is no longer just a day of celebration. It is a day of action.
madeBOS, Inc., made by own self, is a mobile app that empowers low wage millennial retail workers plan and drive their own careers to ultimately take them out of poverty. Founded by Latina entrepreneur Martha Hernandez, madeBOS adds transparency to the hiring and promotion process and allows those lacking social capital with information, resources and networking to reach their career potential. For more information about madeBOS, Inc., visit: www.madeBOS.com.
madeBOS's campaign can be found under www.republic.co/madeBOS, a legal product that enables startups to raise money via investment crowdfunding without cap table concerns.