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State of Latino Entrepreneurship Forum


Time Event

Event Registration and Coffee Social



Mark Madrid, CEO, Latino Business Action Network

Jerry I. Porras, The Lane Professor of Organizational Behavior and Change, Emeritus, and Faculty Advisor, Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative


About SLEI Research

Paul Oyer, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, The Mary and Rankine Van Anda Entrepreneurial Professor and Professor of Economics, and Faculty Advisory, Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative


Research Presentations: 2019 SLEI Survey of U.S. Latino Business Owners

Marlene Orozco, Lead Research Analyst, Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative


Panel Discussions

Chair: Martin Chavez, Senior Director, Goldman Sachs and Lecturer, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Ryan Bethencourt, CEO and Founder, Wild Earth

Oscar Casillas, President and CEO, BEPC Inc.

Dolmarie Méndez Vidot, CEO, Abartys Health, LLC

Martha Montoya, CEO and Founder, Agtools Inc.


Keynote Address

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

Speaker: Linda Alvardo, President and CEO, Alvarado Construction, Inc.


Closing Remarks

Jonathan Levin, Philip H. Knight Professor and Dean, Stanford Graduate School of Business


Reception – Information Networking with Coffee




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Future of Innovation

Moderated by Robert Siegel, lecturer in management at Stanford GSB.

Panel 1: Who Will Lead the Global Economy?

  • John Roberts, The John H. Scully Professor of Economics, Strategic Management, and International Business, Emeritus, Stanford GSB
  • Steve Ciesinski, lecturer in management, Stanford GSB
  • George Foster, The Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Management, Stanford GSB
  • Daryn Dodson, MBA ’07, private equity and venture capital consultant to board of directors, Calvert Funds

Panel 2: When the Alternative Workforce Becomes the Norm

  • Paul Oyer, The Fred H. Merrill Professor of Economics, Stanford GSB
  • Susan Athey, The Economics of Technology Professor, Stanford GSB
  • Dan Knoepfle, Stanford PhD ’15, senior economist, Uber

Panel 3: Silicon Valley’s Diversity Dilemma

  • Fern Mandelbaum, lecturer in management, Stanford GSB
  • Myra Strober, Professor of Education, Emerita, School of Education
  • Brian Lowery, The Walter Kenneth Kilpatrick Professor of Organizational Behavior, Stanford GSB
  • Julie Oberweis, MSM ’15, angel investor and board member, Ensighten
  • Monica Leas, MSM ’15, digital strategy consultant