Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative - Research

The goal of SLEI research is to understand the state of Latino entrepreneurship by analyzing data and shaping research in this field. By leveraging large datasets and collecting unique national data, we synthesize the trends and report out to wide audiences including business leaders, policy makers, academics, media and funders. We also collect longitudinal data of SLEI-Ed entrepreneurs who go through the scaling program to measure their outcomes on a yearly basis after completion of the program. We engage academic scholars through annual conventions to mobilize a larger network of interdisciplinary scholarship and increase the visibility of our research and impact regionally. The larger goal of this research program is to realize the imperative and urgency of this work in impacting the economic development of both Latino communities and the national economic prosperity of the country.

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$ 1 B +
Was generated by Latino-owned companies
1 M
People were employed
1 %
of U.S employment
%

34 % Increase in the number of Latino business owners from 2009 – 2019

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1% Increase in the number of U.S. business owners from 2009 – 2019

5 Years of
SLEI Research

SLEI 2019
Research Report

For the past five years, the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative has collected survey data from Latino-owned businesses across the country to provide an updated account of the latest trends in Latino entrepreneurship in the United States. For the past two years, we have also simultaneously created a research panel of over 1,000 Latino business owners that will provide insights on the growth and experiences of individual businesses over time. This year, we report results on a cumulative sample of approximately 5,000 1 Latino business owners.

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SLEI 2018
Research Report

Since 2015, the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative (SLEI) has annually collected data on Latino business owners across the United States to provide timely updates on trends in Latino entrepreneurship. This year, we created an ongoing research panel of more than 1,000 Latino business owners so that our data collection in future years will capture the growth of established businesses over time.

SLEI 2017
Research Report

With this report, the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative (SLEI) highlights key research findings from its third annual Survey of U.S. Latino Business Owners. In this survey, we examine issues specially related to Latino entrepreneurs and Latino-owned businesses in the United States. This report expands upon existing studies, including the 2015 and 2016 State of Latino Entrepreneurship reports. We continue to investigate financing and the importance of growth for Latino businesses, and conduct further analysis on the role of national banks.

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SLEI 2016
Research Report

Our research effort, in collaboration with Stanford University, includes a series of studies examining the characteristics of successful Latino entrepreneurs, key dimensions of the Latino entrepreneurial process, and characteristics of the ecosystem unique to Latino entrepreneurs. Stanford University professors and staff conducted the primary research and we are building ties with other university researchers to support additional studies.

SLEI 2015
Research Report

With this report, the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative (SLEI) highlights key research findings from its third annual Survey of U.S. Latino Business Owners. In this survey, we examine issues specially related to Latino entrepreneurs and Latino-owned businesses in the United States. This report expands upon existing studies, including the 2015 and 2016 State of Latino Entrepreneurship reports. We continue to investigate financing and the importance of growth for Latino businesses, and conduct further analysis on the role of national banks.

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