Latino Entrepreneur Access Program

Growth-Stage Accelerator
For Latino & BIPOC Business Leaders

LEAP focuses on the key indicators of success for growth-stage businesses: 1) revenue and customer growth, 2) executive leadership, and 3) aligning values and strategy

Growth-Stage Accelerator<br />
For Latino & BIPOC Business Leaders

LEAP Entrepreneurs

LEAP Entrepreneurs
LEAP Entrepreneurs

Program Overview

  • 9-month program
  • Interactive Speaker Series led by industry-leading business experts on horizontal business topics such as preparing capital investments, recruiting and retaining top talent, and increasing sales and market reach
  • Individually selected and assigned paid advisory board members

Program Outcomes

  • Sustained profitable revenue growth
  • Workforce expansion
  • Introduction to investment private financing sources

Eligibility Requirements

Latino and BIPOC founders and business owners must:

  • Be a CEO, president, or business owner
  • Identify as Latino or BIPOC
  • Have a minimum of two employees or independent contractors working for the company
  • Be headquartered in the U.S.
  • Generate a minimum of $100,000 in annual revenue
Advisory Board

Advisory Board

Building an Extraordinary Latino & BIPOC Advisory Board with Diverse Expertise

The LEAP Advisory Board is composed of CEOs, senior executives, and industry experts with substantial expertise in sales and marketing, operations, fundraising, and finance.

Advisory board members share a commitment to teach, mentor, and coach LEAP entrepreneurs who are primed for future success. They work alongside other industry, business, and financial leaders while working directly with tomorrow’s success stories. Their expanded network and board experience serves as a springboard for larger nonprofit and for-profit boards.

Advisory board members are compensated for their participation in quarterly board meetings and one-on-one advising sessions.

Contact Harry Hollines with any questions.

Why LEAP Matters

Hear From LEAP Participants

“LEAP granted me invaluable resources and access to mentors who played a pivotal role in the growth of my enterprise, East Denver Food Hub. These mentors and advisors cultivated a genuine and authentic connection with me, offering benefits on both a personal and professional level, with a keen understanding of the cultural nuances that I experience as a Latino CEO.

As a result of my time in LEAP, I successfully scaled my business, enriched my knowledge, and sharpened my skills, setting my company on a trajectory to new heights.”

— Roberto Meza, CEO, East Denver Food Hub

Our Partners

The LLI mission and impact would not be possible without the generous and continued support of our partners.

BELLCO Credit Union
Gates Family Foundation
Gates Family Foundation
Kenneth King Foundation
Molson Coors Beverage Company
US Bank
WK Kellogg Foundation
Xcel Energy Foundation