Dr. Nelson Soler is an innovative entrepreneur who has founded two for-profit and three non-profit organizations. Soler has utilized his educational and advocacy capacities to facilitate the formation of more 6200 enterprises in the greater Milwaukee area.
Thousands of individuals have benefited from Soler’s expertise in: entrepreneurship, accounting, nonprofit management and marketing. Soler’s accomplishments received recognition by the national and local media. As a result of that recognition, Soler received the United States Small Business Administration Award from the State of Wisconsin in 2007. In 2009, Nelson Soler was named the Chamber Executive of the Year for Region 4(IA, IN, IL, KY, OH, MN, MI and WI) by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Soler was also named the 2011 UMOS Hispanic Man of the Year for his contributions to the advancement of the Latino and received an Individual Inner City Award by the Greater Milwaukee Committee. In 2012, the Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee named Soler the Entrepreneur of the Year, Additionally, Soler has been named the Inspirational Entrepreneur of 2017 by Bizstars and received the Community Business Development Award in 2018 by Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.
Experience, education, and certifications:
Soler has a diverse experience in banking, international business, mining equipment manufacturing, academia, real estate and the electric utility industry. He has lead teams in business development, international sales and documentation, ERP systems upgrade, corporate communications and training.
His education includes a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering (01) and a Bachelors of Arts in Economics (01) from the State University of New York at Buffalo; a Masters in Business Administration (93) and a Masters in International Business and Marketing (99) from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Soler is also a graduate from Future Milwaukee Community Leadership Program (03) and the Associates in Commercial Real Estate Program (08) from Marquette University. Additionally, he holds a Wisconsin Real Estate Broker’s License, a Next Level Entrepreneurial Instructor Certification, an Economic Development Financial Professional designation, Enrolled Agent Designation by the US Department of Treasury and a QuickBooks ProAdvisor Certification.
Soler’s community involvements include:
Commissioner in the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission, President and CEO of the Latino Chamber of Commerce of SE Wisconsin, Executive Founding Director of the Latino Entrepreneurial Network of Southeastern Wisconsin; Founder of the LEN LULAC Chapter; and Advisory Council Member for Wisconsin Bank and Trust; Member; Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce; Member, African American Chamber; and Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors.
Born in Caracas, Venezuela.
Lucio Segovia has worked in the travel and leisure industry for more than 10 years but has also always been linked to non-profit organizations.
His work at the Latino Entrepreneurial Network focuses on providing technical assistance to small businesses and connecting them with each other to create synergy between them.
Mr. Segovia has a bachelor’s degree in Tourism Business Administration (Universidad Nueva Esparta) and is a Ms. Candidate in Economy and Tourism Management (Universidad de Buenos Aires)
On his free time he likes to play soccer, climbing, and read as well as watching movies!!
"I was born in Acámbaro, Guanajuato, Mexico, but I've spent the majority of my life in Milwaukee. Currently, I'm a dedicated high school student at St. Augustine Preparatory Academy.
In addition to being a student, I'm a passionate athlete with a love for running. You'll often find me participating in Cross Country and Track events, pushing myself to reach new heights and achieve personal bests.
Apart from my athletic pursuits, I have a keen interest in computer hardware and technology. I dream of pursuing a major in Computer Engineering, where I can combine my passion for computers with my curiosity for mechanical systems. I've also developed a fascination with cars, making the idea of a minor in Mechanical Engineering even more enticing.
Recently, I had the incredible opportunity to be a part of the MEI Youth Program and was honored to join Nelson at the Latino Entrepreneurial Network (LEN). Being a part of this team has been an invaluable experience, and I'm truly grateful for the chance to contribute to the growth of the Latino community.
I'm excited about the journey ahead and look forward to making a positive impact in both the tech industry and the world of entrepreneurship for Latinos."
Cesar has many Athletic Achievements such as Cross Country and Track All-conference First team for 2 years in a row. As well as many key virtual awards as a part of the school's awards. A national honor society student and High honor roll.
Cesar also got First Place on a couple races.
On Cesar's Free time he likes to learn about how cars work, build Legos, as well as running, and watching random YouTube Documentaries at 3AM!!
Born in Waukesha Wisconsin, Axsel Ortega is a high school senior, who has a combination of diverse interests and an unyielding determination. He finds genuine pleasure in playing games purely for the joy of it, enjoying the thrill of competition and the time spent together with friends. That aside, his favorite novel, "The Count of Monte Cristo," speaks a lot about his taste for intricate and suspenseful storytelling. What really makes up Axsel is his commitment to challenging himself academically. Despite his personal belief that he might be a bit of a slow learner, he willingly immerses himself in taking multiple AP classes at St. Anthony High School. This determination to excel is what truly makes up Axsel. Outside of school life, Axsel harbors a fascination with the automotive industry, particularly in the subject of bodywork and car painting. This fascination and passion for vehicles is what led Axsel’s interest in pursing a career in mechanical engineering. It's this diverse range of interests that characterizes Axsel Ortega, constantly pushing his boundaries.
Currently attending the MEI Youth Bootcamp
RedBull never gave him Wings.