Thursday, Feb 16, 2023
12:30pm – 5:00pm
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2023 State of Latino Entrepreneurship Summit

Join us for our 8th Annual State of Latino Entrepreneurship Summit, where the SLEI research team will reveal the latest findings from their 2022 survey.
Open to
Stanford Community
Latina working


Stanford Graduate School of Business
655 Knight Way
Stanford, CA 94305
United States

On behalf of Stanford Graduate School of Business and Latino Business Action Network, Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative is pleased to invite you to the 8th Annual State of Latino Entrepreneurship Summit, occurring on campus with expanded programming.

The beginning of the SOLE Summit will consist of the SLEI research team revealing their latest findings from the 2022 survey. We explore the decreasing proportion of businesses seeking funding and financing across the most popular sources of funding, including national bank loans. We also analyze the proportion and substance of corporate and government contracts that Latino- and White-owned businesses secure. Additionally, we assess the notable strategies Latino-owned businesses implement to expand their customer base, and retain and recruit employees in a post-pandemic economy.

In addition to the presentation of the latest research findings, attendees can participate in thematic panel discussions further exploring the key data findings impacting Latino-owned businesses as well as network with hundreds of business leaders from across the country.

If you’re unable to attend this event in person, there will be an option to view the livestream. Details on how to tune in will be distributed to registrants at a later time.

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
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


12:30 – 1:00 PM

Open Networking

1:00 – 3:15 PM

Research Presentation

3:15 – 4:00 PM

Open Networking

4:00 – 5:00 PM

Panel Discussions

5:30 – 10:00 PM

Reception and Gala

Paid ticket required. Hosted at the Palo Alto Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Questions? Contact

Associate Director, Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative