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National Hispanic Heritage Month, lasting from September 15th to October 15th, is intended  to commemorate the contributions and influence of  Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.

This year for Hispanic Heritage Month Cat Footwear has teamed up with the Startup To Storefront Podcast (@startupstorefront) with host Diego Torres-Palma for 5 episodes that center around interviewing  Latino Individuals and business owners who are working to build their communities.

Each episode will be released on Startup to Storefront’s YouTube page.  There will also be additional Behind-The-Scenes content on both Startup and Cat Footwear’s (@CatFootwear) instagram page, along with featured blog content right here on the CatFootwear.com.

Below are a list of episodes & featured guests on the dates they will be released :

Justina Machado Still photos
9/13  Justina Machado                            Justina is  an American actress known for her roles as Penelope  Alvarez on the Netflix and POP sitcom One Day at a Time, Darci Factor in the The CW dramedy Jane the Virgin, & Vanessa Diaz on the HBO drama Six.

Read more about Justina Machado’s  blog here

Tia Lupita Still CU

9/20- Tia Lupita  W/ Founder Hector Saldiva.                                                             Hector knows that food is love. His mother, known affectingly as Tia Lupita (“Aunt Lupita in Spanish”), filled the family kitchen with love, laughter and tasty eats that brought everyone together. He named his brand Tia Lupita to honor his mom and the legacy of his family recipe. Complementing the completely craveable hot sauce they produce,  Tia Lupita offers more creative, healthy, products that have joined the lineup including Grain-Free Cactus tortilla chips and cactus tortillas.

Read more about Tia Lupita here.


9/27- Avenida Productions                     An LA-Based  full service production studio committed to filmmakers with projects that highlight marginalized perspectives and amplify diverse stories. Founder Fanny Grande was tired of being type-cast and built Avenida to finally provide a place that provides resources like high quality production, distribution  and affordable studios for rent in LA as well as mentorship throughout every touchpoint of the creative process.

(Read more about  Avenida Productions here)


10/4 Suyo Pisco                                              SUYO is a Pisco discovery initiate dedicated to empowering small batch Pisco producers raising awareness for the category and sharing amazing Pisco with the world.

Read more about SUYO Pisco here.





A new real estate development space/food hall based in Montebello.  It’s made up of seven repurposed shipping containers, two indoor kitchens, and a beer garden. Founder & real estate developer Barney Santos envisions the venue as an incubator for emerging under-privileged restaurants.





In addition to sharing these stories about these amazing individuals, we are also offering a chance to win a pair of boots or shoes from Cat Footwear that will be featured in each episode. For more details on how to win, follow our Cat Footwear and Startup to Storefront Startup on Instagram.

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