May 31, 2019

The Latino Business Action Network (LBAN) has selected 77 scaled Latina and Latino businesses from across the country as part of the next, and seventh, cohort of the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative Education-Scaling (SLEI-Ed) Program. The figure represents an all-time high engagement number since the program's inception in 2013.

The SLEI-Ed program is an immersive seven-week program providing participants with valuable scaling frameworks, a diversified network of capital providers, business mentorship and a deep understanding of mobilizing resources for expanding their ventures and creating sustainable growth.

LBAN collaborates with Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) to champion the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative (SLEI). The "Scaling Up Your Venture" course, offered through Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Education, is taught by world-renowned scaling expert and GSB Organizational Behavior Professor Hayagreeva "Huggy" Rao.

"We couldn't be more energized, enthusiastic and purposeful in welcoming these 77 Latinx entrepreneurs that represent the best-in-class in the United States. At LBAN we continue staying true to our core purpose, to strengthen the U.S. by improving the lives of Latinos," said LBAN CEO Mark Madrid. What we are doing here in the Silicon Valley is an #AmericanEconomicImperative."

The criteria for program applicants is generation of annual gross revenues of at least $1 million or having raised at least $500,000 from external sources.

Combined annual revenue for the 432 program graduates of the scaling program surpasses the $1.6 Billion mark. These Latinx entrepreneurs employ over 45,000 across 30 states and Puerto Rico.

The cohort convened on May 18th, 2019. Once completed, participants will receive a certificate and access to a network of 432 Latino-owned businesses.

LBAN is chaired and cofounded by Victor Arias, Jr. Professor Jerry I. Porras, co-author of the international best seller, Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies and the Lane Professor of Organizational Behavior, Emeritus at Stanford Graduate School of Business is LBAN's Chairman Emeritus and cofounder. Board members include Sol Trujillo, Monika Mantilla, Beto Pallares, Rosa Santana, Fred Alvarez, Dr. Paul Oyer (Ex-Officio) and Madrid (Ex-Officio)

The Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative and LBAN congratulate the following 77 Latina and Latino entrepreneurs of the seventh cohort:

  • Abril Estrada, Wild Earth, Inc, Berkeley, CA
  • Alan Koenig, Prosein USA, Doral, FL
  • Albert Martinez, SolvesHR, San Antonio, TX
  • Alejandro Cantu, SkyAlert, Inc, Berkeley, CA
  • Alejandro Cuadra, Urban Barber College, Concord, CA
  • Armando Aguilar, CVA Insurance Group, Tucson, AZ
  • Alma Acevedo, Global Tooling Specialties, Inc., Laredo, TX
  • Andres Echeverri, ACSI Translations, Washington, DC
  • Andres Portilla, Caron Shoes Boutique, Inc, Elizabeth, NJ
  • Andy Sanchez, The Walter Brewing Company, Pueblo, CO
  • Anita Ron, BriteWorks Inc., Covina, CA
  • April Carrillo Cooper, Alpine Companies Inc., Alpine, UT
  • Arturo J. Pena, Pacific Crating and Shipping, LLC, San Francisco, CA
  • Beatriz Acevedo, mitú, Los Angeles, CA
  • Beatriz Castro, Nube Research, Miami, FL
  • Ben Munoz, Nadine West, Austin, TX
  • Bernardo Ahlborn, Absolute Builders, Inc, Washington, DC
  • Bertha Gross, Golden Bean Café Corporation, Miami Gardens, FL
  • Carlos Lofstedt, Sensys America, Inc., Orlando, FL
  • Carlos Rosario, Tax Services Group Corp, Miami, FL
  • Carlos Ruiz, HT Metals, Tucson, AZ
  • Cesar Mazzotta, Supreme Grass, Doral, FL
  • Cesar Montesdeoca, Montes Electric, Inc, Charlotte, NC
  • Cristina Valle-Parke, California Recyclers, Inc., Fontana, CA
  • Daniel Batista, BESE, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
  • Daniel Diebra, Signo Food Ingredients, Houston, TX
  • Denise Tijerina, Tq Customs Brokerage, Laredo, TX
  • Dolmarie Mendez, Abartys Health, LLC, Guaynabo, PR
  • Ernesto Guzman, Chilango Mexican Street Food, Chicago, IL
  • Francisco Serrano, 121 Corp, Bethesda, MD
  • George Fernandez, Latino Connection, Harrisburg, PA
  • George Madrigal, Penserra, Orinda, CA
  • Griselda Gonzalez, CG Moving Co. Inc, South San Francisco, CA
  • Gustavo Suarez, JPG Accounting & Payroll, Houston, TX
  • Henry Camacho, Med Aesthetics Group, Covina, CA
  • Isidro Galicia, Incito Inc, San Francisco, CA
  • Ivan Breton, BP Trading-RetailActiv, Bentonville, AR
  • Javier Diaz, OSI Engineering, Inc., Campbell, CA
  • Javier Solis, Los Taxes Franchise, Wheaton, MD
  • John Harrah, Trench & Traffic Supply, Inc., Sacramento, CA
  • Jorge Garcia, Hello Iconic, Pasadena, CA
  • Jorge Gonzalez, Gonzalez Vineyard Management LLC, Napa, CA
  • Jorge Torres, MindsDB, Oakland, CA
  • Jose Flores, Centex Integration and Consulting Services, LLC., Liberty Hill, TX
  • Juan Hernandez, La Luz Center, Sonoma, CA
  • Julio Velazquez, Real Leadership, LLC, Orlando, FL
  • Julio Falcon, Fresh Tex Produce, Alamo, TX
  • Justin Salazar, SuperiorCare Ambulance, San Antonio, TX
  • Larry Ybarra, Service Shade Shop, San Antonio, TX
  • Lisa Andrade Gonima, Del Rey Express, Inc., San Antonio, TX
  • Luis Carmona, Hillhurst Tax Group, Glendale, CA
  • Luis Estrada, Truck and Trailer Storage, San Antonio, TX
  • Madeleine Wallace, Windrose Vision, LLC, Fairfax, VA
  • Magaly Chocano, Sweb Development, San Antonio, TX
  • Maricel Saenz, Nextbiotics, Oakland, CA
  • Mark Aldaco, RSVC, Riverside, CA
  • Marta Garce, United Real Estate Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
  • Mayra Khan, Nova Driving School, Chicago, IL
  • Nestor Guarien Taveras, Brands of America, San Juan, PR
  • Nury Saenz, Nury A Saenz and Associates Inc, Chula Vista, CA
  • Octavio Diaz, Agave Uptown, Oakland, CA
  • Octavio Hinojosa, Wise Athena, Inc, Houston, TX
  • Oscar Salas, Safer Insurance Agency, Inc., San Ysidro, CA
  • Oscar G Perez, Strategia Business Solutions Corp, Passaic, NJ
  • Paulina Sandoval, First Assured Quality Systems, Arlington, TX
  • Phillip Garcia, Commercial Construction Inc., Brighton, MI
  • Regina Merson, Reina Rebelde, Dallas, TX
  • Ricardo Flores, IPBtel, LLC, Houston, TX
  • Roger Nunez, Reliable Marine Electronics, Alameda, CA
  • Rosa Saldana, Promecin Inc, Park Ridge, NJ
  • Roy Eduardo Kokoyachuk, ThinkNow Research., Burbank, CA
  • Ruth Aguiar, The Working Group, Los Angeles, CA
  • S.A. Hernandez, SAH Industrial Services, Inc, Acton, CA
  • Tom Rouse, Dallas Limetree LLC, Dallas, TX
  • Victor Garcia, Flawless Steel Welding LLC, Denver, CO
  • Victor Salicetti, AmericaVen, LLC, Bethlehem, PA
  • Vince Lopez III, V. Lopez Jr. And Sons General Engineering Construction Inc, Santa Maria, CA
  • Xavier Segura, Tessera Venture Partners, New York, NY
  • Yaeli Merenfeld, Anny's Bread Factory, Miami, FL



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