80 Latino business owners have been selected for the summer cohort. (PRNewsFoto/Latino Business Action Network)

80 Latino business owners have been selected for the summer cohort. (PRNewsFoto/Latino Business Action Network)

The Latino Business Action Network (LBAN) has selected 80 Latino entrepreneurs from across the United States to be a part of the second cohort of the Stanford Latino Entrepreneur Leaders Program (SLELP2.) SLELP2 is a six-week program jointly developed by Stanford faculty and LBAN. Its focus is to help Latino business owners and entrepreneurs scale – i.e., grow – their businesses. As part of this immersive six-week program, SLELP2 provides participants with valuable concepts and frameworks, enhanced access to capital, personal mentorship from successful entrepreneurs and investors, and a better understanding of the capital resources necessary to grow their businesses, create jobs, and build a stronger economy.

The bar for applicants to SLELP2 is quite high. To be considered for this program, the preferred criteria for applicants is to have either generated $1 million in revenue or have raised $1 million in funding. As part of the six-week program, the entrepreneurs will take a customized online course based on curriculum developed by two Stanford Professors, Huggy Rao and Bob Sutton, who are internationally recognized as experts in scaling businesses.

SLELP2 business owners proudly represent over 40 industries, 50 U.S. cities, and 18 states (and Puerto Rico). They are part of an elite and talented group of innovators and business leaders whose drive, work ethic, and ambition will help to grow our economy and community across the United States.

See the 80 businesses below:

About Stanford University and LBAN Collaboration
LBAN and Stanford University collaborate on programs for Latino Entrepreneurs including the research focused Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative (SLEI) and the Stanford Latino Entrepreneur Leaders Program. LBAN endeavors to make America stronger by empowering Latino entrepreneurs to grow large businesses through entrepreneurship research, education, and networks. LBAN’s ultimate goal is to double the number of $100 million and $1 billion Latino owned businesses by 2020. To find out more about our programs, visit www.LatinoEI.org.