2024 State of Latino Entrepreneurship Summit
On behalf of the Latino Business Action Network (LBAN) and the Stanford Graduate School of Business, the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative (SLEI) is pleased to invite you to join us for the 9th Annual State of Latino Entrepreneurship (SOLE) Summit.
The SOLE Summit is set to take place on March 27, 2024, and will include the following segments:
Agenda: Research presentation (livestream available), fireside chat, breakout discussions, and more.
Location: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Time: 11:30 A.M. PT
Ticket: FREE, but registration is required.
What to Expect at SOLE Summit
Research & Panel Discussions
The SOLE Forum is our signature research event for the latest and most comprehensive insights on Latino entrepreneurship. Join us in person or virtually as we share our research findings from the 2023 annual survey, including highlights on financing trends, access to government and corporate contracts, and more. In addition, participants can join panel sessions that provide deeper discussions around research findings.
Networking Opportunities & Business Expo
Our in-person event attracts hundreds of people, including entrepreneurs, business leaders, policymakers, capital providers, and ecosystem builders committed to championing Latino-owned businesses. The event will also feature exhibitors from LBAN's Business Scaling Program at Stanford and provide plentiful networking opportunities to connect and forge new relationships.
To cap off the day’s programming, we invite attendees to join us off-site for the SOLE Gala. This festive dinner celebration brings together SOLE Summit attendees for continued networking and a spotlight on Latino entrepreneurship.
For more information about the SOLE Summit, please reference our FAQs.
Thank you for you interest in attending the SOLE Summit taking place on March 27th, 2024. Please note separate tickets are required to attend the Forum and Gala. To register, select your preferred ticket quantity and scroll down to the "check out" button.
As a nonprofit organization, we rely on the support of our supporters to continue doing our work. By donating to our organization, you are directly contributing to our efforts to promote entrepreneurship and empower Latino communities.
Is there a deadline to register for the SOLE Summit events?While there is no registration deadline, capacity is limited at each venue. Please register as soon as possible, especially for the SOLE Gala, which is likely to sell out.
Where will the events take place?The SOLE Forum will occur at Stanford's Graduate School of Business (655 Knight Way, Stanford, CA 94305). A portion of the event, including the main research presentation, will be available via livestream. The SOLE Gala will take place at the Palo Alto Crowne Plaza Hotel (4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306).
How can I watch the live stream of the research presentation?The livestream will be free to access, but registration is required. More information, including the direct livestream link, will be shared via email the week of the event.
Is parking available?Free parking is available at the Palo Alto Crowne Plaza for the SOLE Gala. Paid parking is available at Stanford University for the SOLE Forum. We strongly encourage all visitors to arrive early to ensure a smooth parking experience. Discounted parking has been secured at the following lots: Knight Management Center (located at the Graduate School of Business) $19/car Purchase permits here Parking on a first come first serve basis in any A and C spaces Galvez Lot (located 10mins from the Graduate School of Business) $8/car Purchase permits here Parking signs with QR codes to purchase permits will also be placed at the lots on the day of the event.
Are there recommended hotels nearby?Discounted rooms have been secured at the Crowne Plaza Palo Alto Hotel. It is located about 3 miles away from Stanford University and will be the location of our SOLE Gala Celebration. To guarantee our special price of $259/night, please book your reservations by 3:00 PM on Friday, March 8th. Click here to book or call the hotel directly at 650-857-0787 and give the group code: LAT.
What is the refund policy?Upon request, we will issue full refunds for event tickets before March 13, 2024. Please note that the Eventbrite fee is non-refundable and will be the responsibility of the registrant to pay. We strongly encourage you to consider booking transportation and accommodations that are flexible and refundable since LBAN is not able to help cover the costs of non-refundable expenses related to travel to the event.
What COVID-19 safety measures will be in place for the event?By registering for this event, you agree to follow all Stanford University, Santa Clara County, and California State COVID-19 guidelines. Future public health restrictions may necessitate the postponement of the event. View the latest COVID-19 criteria for visitors and additional requirements for international travelers, if applicable here: https://healthalerts.stanford.edu/covid-19/ If you are experiencing symptoms of upper respiratory illness, please refrain from attending the event. If you test positive for COVID-19 within ten days of your attendance at the event, please fill out this General COVID-19 Case Reporting Form.
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