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According to research conducted by the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Latinos are starting businesses more frequently than the overall population, however these businesses are smaller and making less money than their non-Latino counterparts. In fact, Latino businesses could have generated an additional $1.4 trillion in 2012 if they had been of equal average size to non-Latino businesses. Only about 1% of all Latino-owned businesses created between 2007 and 2012 in the U.S. received venture capital or angel investments.

*This is why Dreamers Ventures was created as an alliance of leading experts, investors and mentors to fill the gap in access and opportunity for Latino entrepreneurs.*

With a focus on product innovation, this accelerator was co-founded by award-winning entrepreneur Lili Gil Valletta, entrepreneur, investor and digital expert Enrique Arbelaez, supported by industry leaders like the legendary “TV’s Billion Dollar Man” and author of the best selling book “Life is a Pitch”, Bob Circosta among other experts. Signature programs launched and managed by Dreamers Ventures include HSN’s Project American Dreams, a business competition that discovers, mentors, and fast tracks Latino entrepreneurs to launch their products live on HSN. The Dreamers Ventures team includes the support of private investors and organizations like Prospanica, Access Latina, The Stanford University Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative, among others.