At the Maestro Entrepreneur Center (MEC), we are revolutionizing how to grow the next generation of successful entrepreneurs. MEC is Accelerating Business Growth by: Incubating, Accelerating and Connecting small businesses to opportunities. MEC brings together, in one creative learning environment, leaders of today's most successful businesses to mentor and grow tomorrow's small business entrepreneurs. It is a 24,200 SF facility located in a federally designated HUB Zone area of San Antonio (which was historically built in 1923 as an elementary school and now renovated as an Entrepreneur Center). MEC is a private, non-profit business Center for the accelerated development of existing small, minority, woman and veteran owned businesses in the San Antonio Metro Area and is not industry specific. Qualifying businesses will be provided office space at flexible rates and an extraordinary network of business leaders and resources to assist them in growing to the next level. All acceleration training is offered in English and Spanish. Unique to the Center are the "Maestros"- successful business leaders with experience in a variety of industries who offer one-on-one mentoring to Center clients to help guide them through business challenges. Our Board and committees are made up for 80% small business owners who help identify the need and curriculum that will help grow our local businesses.
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.