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Startup Accelerator

Grow Your Startup With LBAN

About the Accelerator

LBAN’s Startup Accelerator at Stanford will help startups establish business principles that accelerate growth and traction. This is a 9-week hybrid program. Participants will spend two weekends at the Stanford Graduate School of Business with Stanford faculty, engaged in lectures, workshops, networking, and opportunities to accelerate their growth and traction. In addition to the in-person time at Stanford, the accelerator includes 8 weeks of the online curriculum with a weekly live webinar every Wednesday.


The accelerator is designed so that founders can continue running their business back at their office/home location while participating in this Stanford program with other Latino founders from around the country. Upon completion, the founder will receive a certificate from Stanford Executive Education. 


We offer the program once per year, in Spring. Apply for the upcoming cohort.

Why a Latino Accelerator?

Less than 2% of VC funds are invested in Latino founders


Yet Latino-owned businesses (LOBs) over-index in the Technology sector. (19% of all Latino-owned businesses are in tech vs. 14% non-Latinos)


Join other leading Latino startup founders who are committed to growing their businesses by participating in our programs at Stanford, the program focuses on supporting founders as they build traction for their startups.  Through our programs, you will have an experienced mentor to challenge you, support you, and help you apply the curriculum to your business. You will be immersed in a network of Latino business leaders from across the country, who are all eager to guide their company to the next level.  In addition, LBAN supports founders with an ecosystem of friendly capital providers, which you will have the opportunity to meet with 1 on 1.

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  • Latino founders that have raised $200K to $1.5M from VCs or Angel Investors.

  • Startups must be headquartered in the U.S.

  • Ownership over 50% Latino/a 

  • Latino founders who have a clear vision and are invested in their community.


  • The program cost to all admitted participants is $1,300.


  • The Startup Accelerator is a hybrid 9-week program.

  • Mostly online, but does require two weekends at Stanford Graduate School of Business (for opening and closing weekends).

  • About 8-10 hours per week. 

  • Includes a weekly 2-hour webinar every Wednesday and a 1-hour weekly call with a mentor.

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