Latino Business Action Network (LBAN) Announces the Sixth Cohort of the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative Education-Scaling Program

 Business   Fri, May 11, 2018 02:05 PM


Palo Alto, CA  – The Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative and the Latino Business Action Network (LBAN) welcome 76 scaled Latinx entrepreneurs from across the U.S. to participate in the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative Education-Scaling Program (SLEI-Ed) at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. SLEI-Ed 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 sustainable business growth and scale. The initiative is part of the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative, a unique collaboration between LBAN and Stanford University. The “Scaling Up Your Venture” course is taught by world-renowned scaling expert Huggy Rao, Stanford Graduate School of Business Faculty.


LBAN is chaired 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.  Mark L. Madrid serves as LBAN’s CEO.


“In combining the academic work at Stanford with this high quality of relationships”, stated Chairman Arias, “we are not only going to lift our own community, but also the entire American economy.  It is apparent that a narrative emblematic of the new American economy must be crafted during these times, and I can’t think of a better group than our 76 entrepreneurs to achieve this.”


“Through the powerful convergence of our three LBAN priorities—research, education and national ecosystem development—we are the top mobilizer of scaled Latina and Latino business owners in the country,” remarked CEO Madrid. "What we are driving with a world-class team from the Silicon Valley is an #AmericanEconomicImperative.  Our laser focus in on economic growth, job creation and creating solutions for capital deserts.”


The criteria for the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative Education-Scaling Program applicants is generation of annual gross revenues of at least $1 Million or having raised at least $500,000 from external sources. Since 2015, over 350+ scaled Latinx entrepreneurs have graduated from our scaling program and joined the LBAN family.


With the sixth cohort of SLEI-Ed, combined annual revenues for program participants will surpass the $1.5 Billion mark. The Latino entrepreneurs span 30 states across the U.S. and employ over 19,000.


The Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative and LBAN congratulate the following 76 Latina and Latino entrepreneurs of the sixth SLEI-Ed cohort.

·  Aaron Castro, SuperiorCare Ambulance, San Antonio, TX

·  Adrian Lievano, Everwaters, San Francisco, CA

·  Adriana Cortes, Delicious Southern Cuisine, Los Angeles, CA

·  Alejandro Galicia, BPI Plumbing, Chula Vista, CA

·  Alejandro "Alex" Romero, Parthenon Corporation, Los Angeles, CA

·  Alfonso Zarate, Guadalupe Centers, Kansas City, MO

·  Andrew Gonzales, St. Andrews Construction Services Corp., Eastlake, CO

·  Angelica Garcia, AIM Transportation, Katy, TX

·  Angelique Sina, Friends of Puerto Rico, Washington, DC

·  Anthony Diaz, Health Hero, Inc, San Francisco, CA

·  Anthony Romero, Center for Specialized Surgery, Santa Barbara, CA

·  Arthur Alaniz, Rainbow AI, Inc., Mountain View, CA

·  Augie K. Fabela II,, Mountain View, CA

·  Byron Laureano, Froztec International, Inc., Miramar, FL

·  Cesar Malaga, Muller Construction, Las Vegas, NV

·  Daniel Levy, Manhattan Office Design, New York, NY

·  Daniel Uribe,, Palo Alto, CA

·  Diana Rodriguez-Zaba, ServiceMaster Restoration by Zaba, Chicago, IL

·  Edna Posada, Spa La Posada, McAllen, TX

·  Edward Navales, 24/7 MedStaff, Sacramento, CA

·  Enrique Arbelaez, CIEN+, New York, NY

·  Fidel Parjus, Automotive Alliance, Coral Springs, FL 

·  George Franco, TRIVA, Fort Lauderdale, FL

·  George Balteria, Quote Selection Insurance Services, Westminster, CA

·  Ibis Schlesinger, GG2U and Associates, LLC, Lafayette, CA

·  James Rodriguez, Padilla & Rodriguez, LLP, Houston, TX

·  Javier Lucatero, Accurate Firestop, Inc, Hayward, CA

·  Jefferson Ovalle, Genesis Construction of the Carolinas, Charlotte, NC

·  Jennifer Rhodes Azzolino, Azzolino Chiropractic Neurology & Integrative Wellness, San Francisco, CA

·  Jesus Vargas, VSCE, Inc., Oakland, CA

·  Jorge Gavina, Gavina Plumbing Inc., Santa Clarita, CA

·  Jose "Joe" Perez, Frontline Support Solutions, LLC, San Antonio, TX

·  Jose Miguel Ramos, Novagenic, Palo Alto, CA

·  Juan Gonzalez, Growth Institute, Austin, TX

·  Juan Martinez, Don Juan Mex Grill, Easton, PA

·  Kirsty Barany, RxGenesys, Miami, FL

·  Linda Eddleman, Trust for the Americas, Washington, DC

·  Luis Aburto, Scio Consulting, Austin, TX

·  Luis Miguel, Avantpage Translations, Davis, CA

·  Manuel Betancur, Las Delicias Bakery Inc, Charlotte, NC

·  Marcelo Anteparra-Naujock, Caffelli, Portland, OR

·  Marco Leal, Loyal IT, Inc., Round Rock, TX

·  Maria Prado, Prado & Renteria CPAs, Chicago, IL

·  Maria Carrillo, Carrillo and Son's Collision Center, San Diego, CA

·  Maria Lemus, Vision y Compromiso, El Cerrito, CA

·  Maria Palacio, Progeny Coffee LLC, Sunnyvale, CA

·  Mariana Alvarez Parga, MADI Group, San Jose, CA

·  Marianne Despres, El Sur, San Francisco, CA

·  Mario Madrigal, ProtoCafe, Newark, CA

·  Mat Orrego, Cornerstone Information Systems, Bloomington, IN

·  Mayra Saldana, El Jakalito Market, Aurora, CO

·  Melonie Echevarria, Being Latino Inc., New York, NY

·  Michele Ruiz, Ruiz Strategies, Los Angeles, CA

·  Misael Navarrete, Padilla Homes, El Paso, TX

·  Moises Cruz, A-1 Engineering, LLC, San Antonio, TX

·  Monica Hernandez, MAS Global Consulting, Oldsmar, FL

·  Nadine Cino, TygaBox Systems, Inc., New York, NY

·  Nadja Giuffrida, Dextro, LLC., Leesburg, VA

·  Nicholas Barreiro, Clay Imports, Austin, TX

·  Nicholas Delgado, Dana Rebecca Designs, Chicago, IL

·  Paulo Martins,, Sunnyvale, CA

·  Perla Rodriguez, Voler Strategic Advisors, San Jose, CA

·  Ramon Gonzalez, Hispanic Market Developer, Houston, TX

·  RC Mondero, Carbon Arrow, Austin, TX

Mark Madrid