About Us

who we are

Focused on growing large, high growth Latino owned firms

In 2012, Professor Jerry Porras and a group of Stanford Alums came together to form a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, the Latino Business Action Network (LBAN), focused on making America stronger through LBAN funded Latino research and education impact programs at Stanford University.

Join US

We are actively looking to engage with Mentors, Venture Capitalists, Angel Investors, Capital Providers, Corporations, Latino-Business Owners, and Non-Profits in the following ways:


Are you a Latino Business owner?
Did you know that the number of Latino small businesses is growing at three times the rate of the national average. Help us better understand your needs by participating in our Research at Stanford University. Fill out our 5 minute survey today!


Are you interested in mentoring or funding small businesses?
Become a mentor or capital provider (Venture Capitalists, Angel Investor, Debt Provider,etc.) Email us today at info@LatinoEI.org.


Are you ready to take your business to the next level? 
Apply to become a Stanford Latino Entrepreneur Leader.



We have assembled the largest database of Latino owned businesses with close to 1.4 million records and the largest known panel with 2,400 Latino business owners.


Our research program is producing the first ever national deep dive into Latino Owned Businesses (LOBs,) and the insights are profound.


This is an online/offline business education program designed to give Latino entrepreneurs the knowledge they need to scale their businesses. The program is enhanced with world class mentors and connections to capital providers.


Entrepreneurship Engagement Platform
This is an online platform we have developed to connect Latino entrepreneurs across the USA with capital providers and mentors. This unique platform is free to any organization that interacts with Latino entrepreneurs.

our team

Phil Pompa
Phil Pompa
Interim Executive director
Tiq Chapa
Program manager
Jerry Porras
Jerry Porras
Chairman & Co-Founder
Alice Rodriguez
Alice Rodriguez
Program Manager
Sr. marketing & community coordinator