Wednesday, Mar 27, 2024
11:30am – 9:00pm
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2024 State of Latino Entrepreneurship Summit

Join us for the 9th Annual State of Latino Entrepreneurship (SOLE) Summit, where the SLEI research team will reveal findings from their 2023 survey. Panel discussions and networking opportunities will follow.
Open to
Stanford Community


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

Crowne Plaza Palo Alto
4290 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
United States


On behalf of Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Latino Business Action Network, the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative (SLEI) invites you to the 9th Annual SOLE Summit, consisting of a forum and gala. 

SOLE Forum

Location: CEMEX Auditorium at the Knight Management Center (GSB)
Time: 11:30 a.m. Pacific
Ticket: Free, but registration is required

Unveiling Key Results from the 2023 Research Survey & Panel Discussions 

The SOLE Forum is our signature research event for the latest and most comprehensive insights on Latino entrepreneurship. Join us in person or virtually as we share our research findings from the 2023 annual survey, including highlights on financing trends, access to government and corporate contracts, and more. In addition, in-person participants can join panel sessions that provoke deeper discussions around the research findings. Watch last year’s recording.

“Very informative about Latinos and Latinas business owners and the areas where focus and actions need to be taken in order to strengthen our community and economy.” – 2023 participant

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

Networking Opportunities & Business Expo

Our in-person event brings together entrepreneurs, business leaders, policymakers, capital providers, and ecosystem builders committed to championing Latino-owned businesses. In addition to networking with people from varied industries, participants will also have the opportunity to engage with exhibitors from companies that have participated in LBAN’s Business Scaling Program at Stanford.

“Exceptional opportunity to connect with people that make things happen!” – 2023 participant


Location: Crowne Plaza Palo Alto
Time: 6:30 p.m. Pacific
Ticket: Paid ticket required

Networking Reception & Dinner 

To cap off the day’s programming, we invite attendees to join us off-site for the SOLE Gala. This festive dinner celebration brings together SOLE Summit attendees for continued networking and a spotlight on Latino entrepreneurship.

Registration Details

Separate tickets are required to attend the Forum and Gala. For more information about the SOLE Summit and registration, please reference the FAQs at the bottom of this page.

Hotel Accommodations

Discounted rooms have been secured at the Crowne Plaza Palo Alto hotel. The hotel is located approximately three miles away from Stanford University and will be the location of the SOLE Gala Celebration. To guarantee the special price of $259/night, please book your reservations by 3:00 PM on Friday, March 8. You can book online or call the hotel directly at 650-857-0787 (group code: LAT).

Overview of Agenda

11:30 AM–12:30 PM

Registration and Expo Booths

12:30–2:30 PM

Research Findings, Latina Entrepreneur Panel, Fireside Chat with José E. Feliciano

2:30–3:00 PM

Open Networking and Expo Booths

3:00–5:30 PM

Panel Discussions

  • Redefining the VC Landscape: The Untapped Opportunity of Latino Startups
  • The Power of Allocation: How Asset Allocators Shape a Diverse and Inclusive Capital Landscape
  • AI as a Catalyst: Transforming Strategies for Responsible Enhanced Business Outcomes
  • Fueling Economic Growth: Investing in Immigrant Entrepreneurship
  • ...and more!

More time is allotted for open networking and visiting expo booths between panel discussions.

6:30 PM

Reception and Gala

To be held at Crowne Plaza Palo Alto. A paid ticket is required.

Speakers (more to be announced)

Principal Developer Advocate, Generative AI, AWS
Managing Partner, Supply Change Capital
Partner, Concerned Capital, Inc.
Sr. Fellow, Strategy, Prosperity Now
Managing Partner and Co-founder, Clearlake Capital Group
Immigrant Integration Initiatives Manager, California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development
Philip H. Knight Professor and Dean of Stanford Graduate School of Business
Executive Director, Immigrants Rising
CEO, Co-founder, and Managing Director, Ulu Ventures
CEO, Compound Foods, Inc.
CEO, Indie Tech
VP of Economic Justice, Latino Community Foundation

Questions? Contact

Associate Director, Center for Entrepreneurial Studies