About The Latino Business Action Network
LBAN is a dynamic Silicon Valley-based nonprofit with a big mission to strengthen the U.S. economy by empowering Latino entrepreneurship across the country. We are a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization with a national reach.
In the last 10 years, Latinos created half the new companies in the U.S. LBAN leverages the best of Stanford Graduate School of Business and applies it to this growing Latino entrepreneurship opportunity.
We partner with Stanford through the jointly led and supported Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative within the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Latino companies are younger and consequently smaller than the average, but they are growing. When they reach the average size of companies in the U.S., this will add $3 trillion to the American economy. Our goal is to accelerate this process.
Three Pillars of LBAN
LBAN partners with Stanford University Graduate School of Business to lead and support groundbreaking research through SLEI Research. This explores and expands the knowledge of Latino entrepreneurship across the United States.
LBAN's signature program is the SLEI-Ed Business Scaling Program. The 9-week program at Stanford University is a uniquely transformative experience for Latino owners of growing businesses.
LBAN is building an empowering national ecosystem of Latino entrepreneurship. The foundation of the ecosystem is the hundreds of graduates of our Business Scaling Program with a shared mindset for growth and mutual support. Additionally, the ecosystem includes networks of mentors, capital providers, and corporate contacts.
Since 2013, the Latino Business Action Network has worked with Stanford toward strengthening the U.S economy by empowering Latino entrepreneurs and businesses nationwide. We strive to give the best support and tools to Latino business owners who are looking to grow and thrive.