PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The Latino Business Action Network (LBAN) has selected 77 Latino entrepreneurs from across the United States to be a part of the third cohort of the Stanford Latino Entrepreneur Leaders Program (SLELP3). SLELP3 is a six-week program jointly developed by Stanford faculty and LBAN. Its focus is to help Latino business owners scale – i.e., grow – their businesses. As part of this immersive six-week program, SLELP3 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 applicant selection criteria was developed to rigorously filter very early stage companies and target those companies that have received market and/or investor validation. To be considered for this program, the preferred criteria for applicants is to have either generated $1 million in revenue or have raised $500k 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, Stanford Graduate School of Business Faculty and Bob Sutton, Stanford School of Engineering Faculty, who are internationally recognized as experts in scaling businesses.

SLELP3 business owners 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 communities across the United States.

See the businesses below:

Adrian Rosas, TRE & Associates, LLC, Austin, TX
Agustina Sartori, GlamST, San Francisco, CA
Alfonso Kennard, Jr., Kennard Attorneys At Law, Houston, TX
Amanda Tobak, Industrial Chemical of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Amparo Vigil, Puerto Alegre, San Francisco, CA
Aner Iglesias, Baja Ranch Supermarkets, Monrovia, CA
Annette Quintana, Istonish, Inc., Greenwood Village, CO
Antonio Munoz, A. Munoz Landscaping, Morgan Hill, CA
Arturo Noriega, Centro Community Partners, Oakland, CA
Ayde Mendibles, Body del Sol Medical Spa, Fresno, CA
Camilo Suero, Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Beverly Hills, MI
Christina Morales, Felix H. Morales Funeral Home, Houston, TX
Christopher Roman, KMCC – TV MundoMax, Las Vegas, NV
Cullen Canazares, Rental Kharma, Inc., Denver, CO
David Utrilla, U.S. Translation Company, Salt Lake City, UT
David Aguilar, Biotechnology Reagents Company, Carlsbad, CA
David Mena, Mena Architects, Mountain View, CA
Dee Espinoza, Espinoza Consulting Services, La Jara, CO
Ed Valdez, Momentus Software, Inc., Vancouver, WA
Eduardo Rabassa, Seeliger y Conde Int Miami LLC, Miami, FL
Emmanuel Loo, Mexpliqa, Austin, TX
Etienne Gillard, Waleteros, Miami, FL
Federico Olivares, 2nd Skull, Cranberry Township, PA
Felipe Servin, Shoe Lovers, San Francisco, CA
Gabriel Lechuga, Sr., Plumberex Specialty Products, Inc., Thousand Palms, CA
Gregory Enriquez, Trapx Security, San Mateo, CA
Ignacio Covarrubias, Golf Instructions Investors, North Olmsted, OH
Jeffrey Vigil, My Business Matches, San Antonio, TX
Jennifer Echeverria, Cali Strong Inc., Del Mar, CA
Joanna Harvey, Laurus Digital, Washington, DC
Jorge Ojeda, Hawk Construction, El Paso, TX
Josh Astete, Web Full Circle, Charlotte, NC
Juan Mendoza, Peeptrade, Chicago, IL
Juan Carlos Ceja, Icon Apparel Group, West Sacramento, CA
Julian Alvarez, LogixBoard Inc., Miami, FL
Julie Lugones, Fusion Communications, Inc., Miami, FL
Kristen Sonday, Paladin, New York, NY
Lawrence Abeyta, APPCityLife, Inc., Albuquerque, NM
Lawrence Cisneros, In Spirit Group, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
Lea Marquez Peterson, Tucson Hispanic Chamber, Tucson, AZ
Leticia Galindo, The 360 Agency, Sherman Oaks, CA
Lorena Cantarovici, Maria Empanada, Denver, CO
Lucas Funes, Webee, Cupertino, CA
Luis Uribe, EcoVerde, LLC., Tempe, AZ
Manuel Olbitas, Visual Net Design LC, San Antonio, TX
Marcelo Paez, Paez-Fletcher Co. dba PFC Controls, Miami, FL
Marco Jacome, Healthcare Alternative Systems, Inc., Chicago, IL
Maria Marin, Unlimited Recycling, Inc., Richmond, MI
Maria Fernanda, Agrinos, Davis, CA
Mario Juaregui, Spindle Cooling and Warehousing, LLC., San Luis, AZ
Mario Costanz, Happy Tax, Miami Beach, FL
Martha Montoya, Los Kitos Entertainment, LLC, Orange, CA
Melinda Garcia, Garcia & Gurney, ALC, Pleasanton, CA
Melvin Montes, Lynn Truck Parts/Quality Collision Center, Fontana, CA
Melvin Rubio, List Ventures LLC., Los Angeles, CA
Michael Fernandez, Factory 360 Inc., New York, NY
Milton Pedraza, Luxury Institute, LLC, New York, NY
Minerva Gonzalez,, Las Vegas, NV
Miriam Puentes, Honrama Cellars, Napa, CA
Monica Peraza,, Austin, TX
Natasha Pongonis, Oye! Business Intelligence, Columbus, OH
Omar Veliz, Veliz Company LLC dba Veliz Construction, El Paso, TX
Omar Duque, Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Chicago, IL
Pamela Feld, IMAP INC. dba Triumph, Tustin, CA
Paul Orozco, Iguanas Burritozilla Corp., San Jose, CA
Peter Snitzer, Conffianz, LLC, Fairfax, VA
Raul Alcaraz, Race Telecommunications, Inc., Millbrae, CA
Rosa Delgado, Education Consortium, LLC, New York, NY
Roxana Rodriguez, Caliente Grill, Annapolis, Maryland
Roxanne Caldera, AnewAmerica Community Corporation, San Jose, CA
Sarahi Espinoza, DREAMer’s Roadmap, Palo Alto, CA
Silvina Moschini, Yandiki, New York, NY
Stephen Ingle, Creative Kids, El Paso, TX
Tania Torres, Torres Multicultural Communications, Phoenix, AZ
Thomas Terronez, Medix LC (dba Medix Dental), Davenport, IA
Valeria Girimonte, REDD Intelligence, New York, NY
Victor Celaya, ARTO LLC, New York, NY
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 (SLELP). 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


June 3, 2016 the staff of ICA attended the 10th annual National Fallen Fire Fighter’s Foundation dinner. This organization raises proceeds to support the families and survivors of fallen firefighters that have been killed in the line of duty. Both the owner of ICA, and the Business Development Manager have both worked for a fire department, and have family members currently in the fire service. For this reason, this wonderful organization is near and dear to ICA.

We were proud to be a sponsor of this year’s NFFF Dinner and golf tournament, and look forward to next year’s event.

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