SLELP1 2015

Stanford Latino Entrepreneur Leaders Program 

6 Weeks To Transform Your Business

SLELP2 Summer 2016 (Applications Closed)

The Stanford Latino Entrepreneur Leaders Program at LBAN is an investment in Hispanic business owners to scale their business through an immersive program that provides owners the education, networks, mentorship and access to capital to grow their business, create jobs and build a stronger economy.

We know the time it takes to run a successful company. If you are selected for the 6-week program, our goal is to keep the online content to 4-6 hours per week in addition to the time you will schedule with mentors. You only need to be physically at Stanford twice.

The intent of the program is to elevate entrepreneurs. As such, we do not take equity. Due to the generosity of our sponsors, the program costs $500, only a fraction of the true cost to run this program.

About the program: In addition to mentorship, the custom online course is based on a course developed by two Stanford professors, who are internationally recognized as experts in scaling businesses - Professor Huggy Rao and Professor Bob Sutton. The course entitled "Scaling Excellence Through Innovation" speaks directly to the scaling issue that our research highlights as key to the success of Latino Owned Businesses. We have customized this course by adding content that speaks directly to the unique challenges Hispanic entrepreneurs might face in scaling their businesses



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Program Elements


The Stanford Latino Entrepreneur Leaders Program features curriculum shaped and delivered by world-class professors from Stanford's Graduate School of Business and Engineering School, as well as Hispanic business owners who have successful scaled their companies.


We have developed an online engagement platform where Hispanic business owners can connect to mentors and other business leaders. We also work to pair business leaders with a mentor.


The Stanford Latino Entrepreneur Leaders Program kicks off and will close on the Stanford campus bringing together business leaders, mentors and investors to build community on a regional and national level.



We invite Latino business owners from across the United States with high potential firms to apply. We are looking for...

  1. Hispanic business owners that have generated $1Million in revenue or have raised $500,000 or have $500,000 in IP.
  2. Hispanic business owners that have a clear vision and are invested in their community.
 Final Application Deadline: April 15, 2016 We encourage entrepreneurs to apply early! As the class fills up, admissions become more competitive. A very small number of applicants will be admitted within 2 weeks of early deadlines. The remaining will be advised by May 9, 2016.
  1. Time commitment: Expect 4-6 hours of content per week, plus 3-4 mentor meetings and attending the kickoff event on June 4th and 5th, and the final event at Stanford on July 30th. 
  2. Goal: The intent of the program is to elevate entrepreneurs; as such, we do not take equity. Due to the generosity of our sponsors, the program costs $500, only a fraction of the true cost to run this program.
  3. Questions: Want to learn more? Feel free to contact our program manager
*Privacy policy: We promise to keep your information private and will not share it unless we ask first.

Team, Mentors & Capital Advisors

Jerry Porras

Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative Board Chair ~Bio

Hayagreeva Rao

Stanford Professor & Course Development ~Bio

Remy Arteaga

Executive Director ~Bio

Nina Vaca

Chairman & CEO, Pinnacle Technical Resources & SLEI Role Model, Featured in Curriculum ~Bio

Amelia Morán Ceja

President & Owner Ceja Vineyards & SLEI Role Model, Featured in Curriculum ~Bio

James Gutierrez

CEO, Insikt, Inc. & SLEI Role Model, Featured in Curriculum ~Bio

David Segura

Founder & CEO of VisionIT & SLEI Role Model, Featured in Curriculum ~Bio

Frank Huerta

CEO & Co-Founder of TransLattice & SLEI Role Model, Featured in Curriculum ~Bio

Charles Garcia

CEO, Role Model ~Bio

Giovanni Rodriguez

CEO & Author & Public Speaker & SLEI Advisor ~Bio

Nadine Ramos

CEO, Role Model ~Bio

Leonardo Shapiro

CEO, Role Model & Mentor ~Bio

John Vasquez

Chairman, Newport Capital Bancorp and Capital Advisor ~Bio

James Perez Foster

Entrepreneur, Bank Founder, FinTech Strategist and; Mentor ~ Bio

Fernando Hernandez

Director at Microsoft and Mentor ~ Bio

Gregory Tanner

Aspen Capital Fund and Mentor ~ Bio

Anne-Marie Roussel

Founder, Angel Investor and Capital Advisor ~Bio

Eric Gonzales

Managing Director at Montage Capital and Mentor ~Bio

Gonzalo Pacanins

CEO, Founder and Mentor ~ Bio

Salvael Ortega

New Ventures at Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center and Mentor ~Bio

David Alba

Co-Founder and CEO, GRID Logistics and Mentor ~Bio

Beto Pallares

Founder, Joseph Advisory Services and Board of Directors, Ares Materials, Mentor ~Bios

Jessica Acosta

Principal and CEO, Envirnmental Consulting Services and Mentor ~Bio

Noreen Gillen

Wealth Management Advisor, Merrill Lynch and Capital Advisor ~Bio