Friday, Jan 29, 2021
1:00pm – 3:00pm
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2021 State of Latino Entrepreneurship Forum

Join us for our 6th annual State of Latino Entrepreneurship Forum, where the research team will reveal their latest findings from their annual survey.
Open to
Stanford Community
Public
2021 SOLE Report

Location

Online

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 virtual 6th Annual State of Latino Entrepreneurship Forum.

As we consider pathways to rebuild 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 34% compared to just 1% for all others. How are these businesses coping with the devastating impacts of COVID-19, and what pre-pandemic barriers are enduring?

Join us for our 6th annual State of Latino Entrepreneurship Forum, where the SLEI research team will reveal their latest findings from their annual survey of 3,500 white-owned businesses and 3,500+ Latino-owned businesses, in addition to their time-series pulse survey data from March, June, and September. We will also hear from a panel of successful Latino business owners and leaders who will share their first-hand experience with navigating the pandemic, acquiring capital, and discuss the challenges and opportunities facing Latino entrepreneurs today.

Agenda

1:00–1:05pm
Welcome

Mark Madrid, CEO, LBAN

1:05–1:15pm
Opening Remarks

Persis Drell, Provost, Stanford University

1:25–1:35pm
About SLEI and LBAN

Jerry Porras, Faculty Advisor, SLEI

1:25–1:35pm
About SLEI Research

Paul Oyer, Faculty Advisor, SLEI

1:35–1:55pm
Research Presentation: 2020 SLEI Survey of U.S. Latino Business Owners

Marlene Orozco, Lead Research Analyst, SLEI

1:55–2:25pm
Panel Discussion with Latino Entrepreneurs

Chair: Rosa Santana, Founder and CEO, Santana Group
Eric Donnelly, CEO, Capital Plus Financial
Mercedes Enrique, President of CMS Corporation
David Favela, Founder and CEO, Border X Brewing

2:25–2:55pm
Fireside Chat

Mary C. Daly, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Jonathan Levin, Philip H. Knight Professor and Dean, Stanford Graduate School of Business

2:55–3:00pm
Closing Remarks

Victor Arias Jr., Chairman and Cofounder, Latino Business Action Network