PALO ALTO, CA – December 17, 2019 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – Latino-owned businesses are the fastest growing business segment in the United States. Were it not for the number of Latino-owned businesses continuing to grow during the Great Recession, there would have been fewer businesses in the United States in 2012 than there were in 2007, and the unemployment rate would have risen well over 10 percent. What are the driving forces behind this high-impact group of entrepreneurs, and why are they still facing barriers to financing and growth?

Join us for the 5th annual State of Latino Entrepreneurship Forum, where you will hear from the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative Researchers present the research findings from the annual survey of more than 5,000 U.S. Latino business owners. You will also hear from a panel of successful Latino business owners and leaders who will share their first-hand experience of business financing, growth factors, challenges, and opportunities facing Latino entrepreneurs today.

When: Friday, January 31, 2020, 12:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM – Registration and Coffee Social
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Program
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Reception

Where: CEMEX Auditorium at Stanford Graduate School of Business, 655 Knight Way, Stanford, CA 94305

Registration: To register, visit

About the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative (SLEI)

The Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative is a research and education collaboration between Stanford University and the Latino Business Action Network.

About the Latino Business Action Network (LBAN)

The Latino Business Action Network is a nonprofit entrepreneurship organization based in Palo Alto, California. Its vision is to strengthen the United States by empowering leaders to grow substantial firms that create jobs, develop leaders and spawn a new generation of companies. The organization’s goal is to double the number of $10+ million, $100+ million, $1+ billion Latino-owned businesses in the U.S. by 2025. Follow @LBANStrong for the latest updates on Facebook and Twitter, and @LBAN.insta on Instagram.