Through incubating, accelerating and connecting small business, MEC is creating jobs for the local San Antonio community. Through a creative learning environment, MEC provides resources and tools for entrepreneurs in order to continue the growth of their small business.
Maestro Entrepreneur Center (MEC) is revolutionizing how to grow the next generation of successful entrepreneurs. In a creative learning environment, MEC’s programs support business growth by incubating, accelerating, and connecting small businesses to opportunities. MEC incubates thirty to fifty small businesses annually by providing necessary resources such as an affordable office, warehouse, commercial kitchen, and shared conference rooms and receptionists. MEC provides support on how to get certified as a small, minority, veteran, and/or woman-owned company, and how to win local, state, and federal contracts. MEC also hosts ongoing training and mentoring provided by Maestros, successful business leaders that volunteer to give back. MEC and community partners have committed $1 million in lines of credit and small business loans for participants at reduced rates. By providing a resource center that helps emerging businesses develop the knowledge and skills needed to continually advance, MEC has created a culture of entrepreneurship across the community.