Programs

Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative-Education Scaling

Programs

Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative-Education Scaling

Applications for the Fall 2017 Cohort are open!Apply now

Applications for the Fall 2017 Cohort are open!

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The Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative-Education Scaling program at LBAN is an investment in Latino business owners who generate $1M+ in revenue or have raised $500K of external funding. Our immersive program provides owners the education, enhanced networks, personal mentorship and a better understanding in accessing capital resources to scale their business, create jobs and build a stronger economy.

Your growing business needs a growing community of entrepreneurs

Join us for our Fall 2017 Cohort!

Time

If you are selected for the 7-week program, our goal is to keep the online content to 6-8 hours per week in addition to the time you will schedule with your mentor. You only need to physically be at Stanford twice.

7 weeks

Total Length of Program

6-8 hrs/wk

Online Curriculum

3 days

On Stanford Campus

Cost

The intent of the program is to elevate Latino entrepreneurs. As such, we do not take equity. Due to the generosity of our sponsors, the program costs $1,000, only a fraction of the true cost of the program.

$1,000

Total Program Cost

About the Course

The custom online course is based on curriculum 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 Latino entrepreneurs might face in scaling their businesses.

Program Requirements

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

  • Latino business owners that have generated $1M+ in revenue or have raised $500K of external funding. Non-profits must have a budget of $1M+.
  • Latino business owners that have a clear vision and are invested in their community.

Your ticket to a brighter future awaits…

Join us for the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative-Education Scaling program this Fall!

Learn

The Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative-Education Scaling program features curriculum shaped and delivered by world-class professors from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and School of Engineering, as well as Latino business owners who have successfully scaled their companies.

Access

The program kick-off and closing will be on the Stanford campus, bringing together business leaders, mentors and investors to build community on a regional and national level.

Access

The program kick-off and closing will be on the Stanford campus, bringing together business leaders, mentors and investors to build community on a regional and national level.

What our Alumns have said

“Every minute I spend at during this program has helped my business accelerate to another level. I want my partnerships and networks to grow so that I can extend my reach to others”

Miriam Puentes, SLELP4
Co-founder/Owner, Honrama Cellars

“Every minute I spend at during this program has helped my business accelerate to another level. I want my partnerships and networks to grow so that I can extend my reach to others”

Miriam Puentes, SLELP4
Co-founder/Owner, Honrama Cellars

“Every minute I spend at during this program has helped my business accelerate to another level. I want my partnerships and networks to grow so that I can extend my reach to others”

Miriam Puentes, SLELP4
Co-founder/Owner, Honrama Cellars

Interested in mentoring for our program?

FAQ’s

I’m not a tech startup. Can I still apply?
Yes, we encourage business owners from all industries to apply. We are proud that our cohorts have represented over 40+ industries, both brick & mortar and tech!
Does it cost $1,000/person or $1,000/business?

The cost is $1,000/business. You can absolutely include two team members in the program with no additional cost; however, here’s what that looks like:

Only one executive team member can attend the kickoff event.

  • All executive team members are encouraged to attend and participate in all activities for the closing ceremony.
  • Each company/team gets 1 login to the course.
  • Your team is absolutely welcome and encouraged to join in the optional webinars.
  • We welcome all team members to contribute on the virtual community platform.
  • You can include your team as you see fit in mentor meetings.
What if my company does not reach the $1M revenue mark?

Although our preferred criteria is that a company has either generated $1M in revenue (if brick & mortar), or has raised $500K, we do hold a few select spots for entrepreneurs who do not meet the revenue requirements, but who the committee believes are high potential individuals and have a scalable business. For those applicants, we recommend emphasizing what makes you type of individual worth taking a bet on in addition to highlighting how your work will impact the community. You will also need to do a very good job of clearly articulating your vision and where you want to take your company in the future. Applicants who are not accepted, but have applied, will be taken into consideration for future cohorts, as well as invited to our optional webinars.

Do I have to be at Stanford for seven weeks?
No, you are only required to travel to Stanford twice– for the kickoff weekend and for the closing ceremony. The 7-week course occurs online.
Can I apply if I’m not Latino?
Although we are Latino serving, we look at a range of factors when deciding who to accept into the program.

A non-profit 501(c)3 organization driven to strengthen the United States by promoting stronger economic growth thorough the development of Latino owned businesses.