Friday, Jan 28, 2022
1:00pm – 3:00pm
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2022 State of Latino Entrepreneurship Forum

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!
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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.

Due to COVID safety protocols, we will be hosting the event fully virtual. We will be providing a highly engaging and inclusive SOLE forum at the originally scheduled time and date: Friday, January 28, from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm PT.

Speakers

Victor Arias, Jr.
Chairman and Cofounder, Latino Business Action Network
Arturo Cazares
CEO, Latino Business Action Network
LeeAnna 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
Philip H. Knight Professor and Dean of Stanford Graduate School of Business
Daniel Montes
CEO and Founder, Brilliant General Maintenance Inc.
Associate Director, Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative
The Mary and Rankine Van Anda Entrepreneurial Professor and Professor of Economics
The Lane Professor of Organizational Behavior and Change, Emeritus
Paola Santana
CEO and Founder, Social Glass

Agenda

Time
Session
1:00–1:05 PM

Welcome

Arturo Cazares, CEO, Latino Business Action Network

1:05–1:10 PM

Opening Remarks

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

Moderator:

Jennifer Garcia, COO, Latino Business Action Network

Panelists:

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

Fireside Chat

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

Closing Remarks

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