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Session Description – The Power of Partnerships 101

This session will focus on the power of partnerships at the Start-Up phase of any venture, how to establish them, and their importance in today's global economy.

About the Speaker

Bertrand Sosa

MPOWER Ventures, LP, President

As Founding Partner of MPOWER Ventures, L.P. and Co-Founder and President of MPOWER Labs, Inc., Mr. Sosa shares the passion, vision and day to day responsibilities of carrying out a mission of empowering the world's underserved. In his role as President of MPOWER Labs, Mr. Sosa is responsible for the planning, development, and execution of the organization's business strategies, including global management of product development, advertising and marketing initiatives.

As Co-Founder and Vice President of Brand Development of NetSpend Corporation, Mr. Sosa worked to advance the financial independence of millions of self-banked Americans. During his day to day responsibilities at NetSpend Mr. Sosa was responsible for all consumer and corporate positioning of products and services, providing keen insight on the markets served, and leading the planning and execution of corporate communications strategies for the company. In 2004, Mr. Sosa was awarded the regional Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Mr. Sosa is an active speaker on marketing, finance, and entrepreneurship matters, as well as an active supporter of community organizations and non-profit programs nationwide. With NetSpend, Mr. Sosa developed a first-of-its-kind prepaid debit card program that today supports Breast Cancer research awareness nationwide, and established the University of Texas College of Communication's first Advertising and Sports Marketing Scholarship Fund.