PALO ALTO, CA – January 8, 2020 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – The Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative (SLEI), a research and education collaboration between Stanford University and the Latino Business Action Network, invites you to join their 5th annual State of Latino Entrepreneurship Forum on Friday, January 31, where they will present research findings from their annual survey of more than 5,000 U.S. Latino business owners.
In addition to the research findings, and the keynote speaker, Linda Alvarado, attendees will hear from the 2020 SOLE Forum panelists. They will discuss their experiences with raising capital, government contracting, and running high-growth companies as they relate to the 2019 SOLE research report (published in conjunction with the forum).
5th annual State of Latino Entrepreneurship Forum:
Friday, January 31, 2020, 12:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET
12:15 PM – 1:00 PM – Registration and Coffee Social
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Program
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Reception
CEMEX Auditorium at Stanford Graduate School of Business, 655 Knight Way, Stanford, CA 94305
To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-state-of-latino-entrepreneurship-forum-tickets-77851783781
2020 SOLE Forum Panelists:
Marty Chavez, Senior Director at Goldman Sachs and Lecturer at Stanford Graduate School of Business
Marty is a computer scientist, investor, risk manager, and serial entrepreneur. Over the past 19 years, he has held multiple roles as a partner, management committee member, and senior leader of Goldman Sachs, including chief financial officer, chief information officer, and global co-head of the firm’s largest and most complex business, the Securities division. For the past 35 years, Marty has used data, math, software, and machine learning to solve hard problems for clients and stakeholders.
Dolmarie Méndez Vidot, CEO of Abartys Health, LLC
Dolmarie is the cofounder and CEO of Abartys Health, a health technology company focused on centralizing and improving healthcare processes for insurers. Abartys Health provides data solutions optimizing medical solutions for more than 1.1 million patients and more than 14,000 doctors. Dolmarie is one of the top healthcare systems experts in Puerto Rico, with extensive experience in ACA, ERISA, self-funded group management, U.S. corporate wellness policy, actuarial/underwriting, U.S. healthcare policy, and research and analytics.
Martha Montoya, CEO and Founder of Agtools Inc.
Martha founded Agtools, an award-winning machine learning and artificial intelligence platform that allows farmers, food supply chain stakeholders, banking, insurance, and other industries to make better decisions, increase profits, avoid waste, and impact climate change. With over 25 years of worldwide agricultural and supply chain experience, Martha was appointed to the California State Board of Food and Agriculture, served as a board member of the Latino Food Industry Association, and served on the advisory worldwide board of Women for Walmart and board of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Oscar Casillas, President and CEO of BEPC Inc.
Oscar is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt professional with over 40 years’ experience in the life science and information technology sectors. Oscar established BEPC Inc., a life sciences engineering and information technology consulting firm, in 2005 after working for 30 years at a major corporation, which became his first client. With over 400 employees, BEPC Inc. has contracts with several large Fortune 100 corporations and operates in the United States, Mexico, Canada, and China. Oscar prides himself on his company’s agility and responsiveness, both with clients and with employees. His goal is to establish a culture of excellence in all business aspects.
Ryan Bethancourt, CEO and Founder of Wild Earth
Ryan is the CEO and founder of Wild Earth, the leading plant-based sustainable pet food company backed by Mark Cuban and featured on ABC’s hit show Shark Tank. Wild Earth is challenging the status quo with clean, sustainable, plant-based protein pet food made without animal ingredients.
About the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative (SLEI)
The Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative is a research and education collaboration between Stanford University and the Latino Business Action Network.
About the Latino Business Action Network (LBAN)
The Latino Business Action Network is a nonprofit entrepreneurship organization based in Palo Alto, California. Its vision is to strengthen the United States by empowering leaders to grow substantial firms that create jobs, develop leaders and spawn a new generation of companies. The organization’s goal is to double the number of $10+ million, $100+ million, $1+ billion Latino-owned businesses in the U.S. by 2025. Follow @LBANStrong for the latest updates on Facebook and Twitter, and @LBAN.insta on Instagram.