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[video] 2023 State of Latino Entrepreneurship Summit // Stanford

See below the video from Annual State of Latino Entrepreneurship Summit!

Learn about the latest research on the opportunities and challenges facing Latino business owners. This important event will bring together successful entrepreneurs and leaders to share their experiences and insights.

Thu, February 16, 2023, 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Stanford Graduate School of Business
655 Knight Way, Stanford, CA 94305

On behalf of Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Latino Business Action Network (LBAN), the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative (SLEI) is pleased to invite you to join us for the 8th Annual State of Latino Entrepreneurship (SOLE) Summit on Thursday, February 16, from 12:30pm – 5:00pm PT, followed by a Gala celebration dinner at 5:30pm, where we will recognize Stanford Professor Emeritus Porras’ vision and leadership.

Registration is required: Attending the SOLE Summit including research presentation, open networking, and panel discussions is free, but registration is required at the “Get tickets” link.

Important: To attend the gala dinner, you must also purchase a Gala ticket at the “Get tickets” link, in addition to the “Free” ticket for the SOLE Summit.

* Please register as soon as possible since there is a capacity limit.*

About The SOLE Summit and Gala dinner:

The SOLE Summit is the signature research event for Latino entrepreneurship. Join us in person or virtually to learn about the latest research findings from the 2022 annual survey as we explore financing trends, access to government and corporate contracts, and marketing strategies. We will host panel discussions for our in-person attendees to facilitate a deeper conversation on the research findings, followed by a reception and Gala dinner. This is the 10th anniversary of LBAN and the partnership with Stanford. At the Gala dinner we will recognize Stanford Professor Emeritus, Jerry Porras and LBAN Founder, for his vision and leadership.


12:30pm – 1:00pm Open Networking (free ticket, in-person)

1:00pm – 3:15pm Research Presentation (free ticket, in-person/virtual)

3:15pm – 4:00pm Open Networking (free ticket, in-person)

4:00pm – 5:00pm Panel Discussions (free ticket, in-person)

5:30pm – 10:00pm Reception and Gala (paid ticket, in-person)

  • 10 Year Anniversary of LBAN and our partnership with Stanford.
  • Recognizing Stanford Professor Emeritus Jerry Porras’ vision and leadership.

Event FAQ:

Is there a deadline to register for the events?

The SOLE Summit and the gala dinner are capacity constrained. Please register and get your tickets as soon as possible, so you do not miss out, especially for the gala dinner since that will sell out sooner.

Where will the events take place?

The research presentation will take place on Stanford’s Graduate School of Business (GSB) campus and be made available via a livestream. Open networking events and panel discussions will take place at Stanford GSB. The reception and gala will take place at the Palo Alto Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Is there a hotel discount?

LBAN has secured discounted rooms at the Crowne Plaza Palo Alto Hotel. It is located about 3 miles away from Stanford and will be the location of our SOLE Gala Celebration. To guarantee our special price of $169/night, please book your reservations by 3:00 PM on Wednesday, February 8th. Discount is applicable for the following nights: Feb. 15 & Feb. 16. Under “Rate Preference”, select “Group Rate” and enter the group code: BLW. Book your hotel here

How can I watch the livestream of the research presentation?

The livestream [see below] will be free to access but registration is required.

What COVID-19 safety measures will be in place for the event?

By registering for this event, you agree to follow all Stanford University, Santa Clara County, and California State COVID-19 guidelines. Future public health restrictions may necessitate the postponement of the event. View the latest COVID-19 criteria for visitors and additional requirements for international travelers, if applicable here:

If you are experiencing symptoms of upper respiratory illness, please refrain from attending the event. If you test positive for COVID-19 within ten days of your attendance at the event, please fill out this General COVID-19 Case Reporting Form.

What is the refund policy?

Upon request, we will issue full refunds for event tickets purchased before February 8th.

We strongly encourage you to consider booking transportation and accommodations that are flexible and refundable since LBAN is not able to help cover the costs of non-refundable expenses related to travel to the event.

Who can I reach out to for additional questions?

Please send your questions to and a member of the team will respond to you.

Speakers (more to be announced)

Victor Arias, Jr.
Chairman and Co-founder, Latino Business Action Network
Arturo Cazares
CEO, Latino Business Action Network
Tom Chavez
Co-founder, super{set} and CEO and co-founder, Ketch
Mercedes Enrique
President, CMS Corp
Jennifer Garcia
COO, Latino Business Action Network
Professional headshot of Barbara Gomez-Aguinaga
Associate Director, Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative
Philip H. Knight Professor and Dean of Stanford Graduate School of Business
The Mary and Rankine Van Anda Entrepreneurial Professor and Professor of Economics
Beto Pallares
General Partner, Joseph Advisory
The Lane Professor of Organizational Behavior and Change, Emeritus.

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