Experience the 7th Annual State of Latino Entrepreneurship Forum, where the SLEI research team will reveal their latest findings from their largest survey to date of 15,000 business owners!
The Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative is a research and education collaboration between Stanford University and the Latino Business Action Network.
Video date: Friday, Jan 28, 2022, 1:00pm – 3:00pm.
See educational video [full agenda is below]:
This virtual event will provide in-depth research findings on:
- Latino-owned businesses’ financial viability
- Quality of jobs created
- The impacts of the pandemic.
- Acquiring capital
Alongside the release of the research report, there will be a virtual panel featuring successful Latino entrepreneurs. They will share their experience in acquiring capital, navigating a business during a pandemic, and their keys to success
The event will conclude with a fireside chat hosted by Stanford GSB Dean Levin that will include SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman. They will address the challenges and opportunities facing Latino entrepreneurs, as well as resources to advance business growth.
On behalf of Stanford Graduate School of Business and Latino Business Action Network, Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative is pleased to invite you to join us for the 7th Annual State of Latino Entrepreneurship Forum.
As we continue to consider pathways on how to rebuild and reshape the United States economy amid COVID-19, Latinos play a prominent role in recovery. Latino-owned businesses are the fastest growing business segment in the United States. Over the last 10 years, the number of Latino-owned businesses has grown 44% compared to just 4% for all others. How are these businesses navigating the impacts of COVID-19 and strategizing future growth opportunities?
Join us for our 7th Annual State of Latino Entrepreneurship Forum, where the SLEI research team will reveal their latest findings from their largest survey to date of 15,000 business owners! We will explore the impacts of the pandemic, the quality of jobs created by Latinos, and the financial viability of Latino-owned businesses, among other topics. We will also hear from a panel of successful Latino business owners and leaders who will share their first-hand experience as it relates to these findings.
Victor Arias, Jr. Chairman and Cofounder, Latino Business Action Network
Arturo Cazares CEO, Latino Business Action Network
Leanna Fresquez President, Fresquez Concessions Inc., and CEO, Aequi Ventures
Jennifer Garcia COO, Latino Business Action Network
Isabella Casillas Guzman Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration Jonathan Levin Philip H. Knight Professor and Dean of Stanford Graduate School of Business
Daniel Montes CEO and Founder, Brilliant General Maintenance Inc. Marlene Orozco Associate Director, Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative Paul Oyer The Mary and Rankine Van Anda Entrepreneurial Professor and Professor of Economics Jerry Porras The Lane Professor of Organizational Behavior and Change, Emeritus
Paola Santana CEO and Founder, Social Glass
Time Session 1:00–1:05 PM
Arturo Cazares, CEO, Latino Business Action Network 1:05–1:10 PM
Marc Tessier-Lavigne, President, Stanford University 1:10–1:20 PM
About SLEI and LBAN
Jerry Porras, SLEI Faculty Advisor 1:20–1:30 PM
About SLEI Research
Paul Oyer, SLEI Faculty Advisor 1:30–1:350 PM
Research Presentation: 2021 SLEI Survey of U.S. Business Owners
Marlene Orozco, Associate Director, SLEI Research 1:50–2:25 PM
Panel Discussion with Latino Entrepreneurs
Jennifer Garcia, COO, Latino Business Action Network
LeeAnna Fresquez, President, Fresquez Concessions Inc., and CEO, Aequi Ventures
Daniel Montes, CEO and Founder, Brilliant General Maintenance Inc.
Paola Santana, CEO and Founder, Social Glass 2:25–2:55 PM
Isabella Casillas Guzman, Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration
Jonathan Levin, Phillip H. Knight Professor and Dean, Stanford Graduate School of Business 2:55–3:00 PM
Victor Arias Jr., Chairman and Cofounder, Latino Business Action Network.