“We want to be able to help these business owners grow their employees by two times, to grow their revenue by two times, to grow their wealth and contributions then into the community.”
Young startups face more pressure to prove their efficiency and moneymaking abilities, Harry Hollines, chief strategy officer at the Latino Leadership Institute, recently told the Denver Business Journal.
The Latino Entrepreneur Access Program will teach its cohort of Latino entrepreneurs vital business skills
This advisory board is 70% Latino and people of color and will provide free teaching to the entrepreneurs over the course of the program and is set to give the entrepreneurs access to technical, social, and financial capital, each seen as a “critical resource” by the program.
“We look at opportunity gaps where we should expand our reach,” says Harry Hollines, chief strategy officer for the LLI.
“LEAP is a game-changer in how we ensure our Latino and BIPOC businesses capitalize on their own business investments through the backing, knowledge and investment of a different kind of professional leadership bench and accelerator,” Joelle Martinez, CEO of LLI, said in a statement.
Latino Leadership Institute Announces First Cohort for First-of-Its-Kind Latino and BIPOC Business Accelerator
LEAP is the first Latino-led business accelerator based out of Colorado to focus on Latino and BIPOC entrepreneurs throughout the region who have moved beyond the start-up stage.
The summit’s keynote speaker, Joelle Martinez of the Latino Leadership Institute, will discuss Neurological Leadership, DEI and the Path to Inclusive Communities.
If there is one thing nearly every midterm election has told us, it is that our country thirsts for change.
Latino Leadership Institute Launches Program Designed to Accelerate the Growth of Latino and BIPOC Businesses
Currently, only 3% of Latinos are accepted into conventional accelerator programs, which focus primarily on start-up enterprises.
“So if we are making less, than we are contributing less to taxes, we’re contributing less to retirement funds, which everyone is able to draw from, we’re unable to purchase homes,” Joelle Martinez says.