Congratulations to the first graduating class of the Maestro Entrepreneurship 10-Week Cohort Program™

 The program is made possible through a grant from Woodforest National Bank and in partnership with the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and is taught by entrepreneurs.

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Cohort Participants:

Wade Tomlinson with WholeScapes

Rafael Alvarez with Next Entertainment

Raunel Milian with Next Entertainment

Pegeen Kramer with Mobile Dental Management

Juanita Luna Lawhn with Junaita Luna Lawhn Rental Properties

Alejandro Flores with AAC Build

Henry Rodriguez with Queta Construction

RJ Cabello with Bello Painting and Construction

Tracie Remington with Tracie’s Rocks & More

Tammy Orta with Grace on the Case

Marcos and Christina Cantu with Sun Gear Transmission

Julie Tomlinson with Smart Office Solution

Are you a small minority, women, or veteran owned business?

Maestro’s Entrepreneurship 10 Week Cohort Program™ is for stagnant early-stage entrepreneurs who are looking to accelerate growth.

In order to determine if our Maestro’s Entrepreneurship Program is a good match for your business, please fill out the application and tell us about your business or organization. Applications re-open in Spring 2018 for our next Cohort.

Required Prerequisite Sessions

Ideas to Action

Spring 2018 | 5:30pm to 7pm

Free and open to the public

10 Week Cohort Program Curriculum

Mondays 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

  • Class 1 | Monday, October 16th: Business Development

    Setting up a plan for success, identifying your market, product and services offered, developing business relationships that lead to contracts. Presented by Willie Ng, Maestro Board Member, Co-Founder and owner of Blue Armor Security. 

  • Class 2 | Monday, October 23rd: Cost Pricing

    Pricing to be profitable and still be competitive; developing contract budgets and positioning yourself in a competitive market. Presented by Julissa Carielo, Maestro Board Chair, Founder and owner of Tejas Premier Building Contractor Inc. 

  • Class 3 | Monday, October 30th: Business Operations and Project Management

    Organizing and managing your business and contracts from start to finish; discussing the who, what, why, when and where of business.  Presented by Chris Martinez, Maestro Board Member, Co-Founder and owner of Central Electric. 

  • Class 4 | Monday, November 6th: Cash Management

    Understanding the basics of accounting and why accuracy, consistency and timeliness is important.  Understanding the key basics of financial statements and footnote and what the readers expect.  Presented by Leslie Garcia, Co-Founder, Board Member and partner at RSM, LLP.

  • Class 5 | Monday, November 13th: Being Bankable to Grow Your Business

    Small Business Banking: Wisely considering your needs depending on your business; choosing the right bank.  Presented by Marco A. Blas and Jessica Mendez, Brand Managers of Woodforest National Bank. 

  • Class 6 | Monday, November 20th: Insurance and Legal Matters

    How to protect your business legally and with the right coverage.  Legal: Presented by Roland F. Gonzales, Board Member, Attorney at Cokins, Bosien and Young. Co-Presented by Javier T. Duran.  Insurance: Presented by Mike Venson, Wortham Insurance, General Partner. 

  • Class 7 | Monday, November 27th: Technology

    Using technology to protect, manage and grow your business. Presented by John Dryden Nanna, Founder of Dryden Labs, LLC.

  • Class 8 | Monday, December 4th: Leadership and Human Resources for Entrepreneurs

    How to lead your company into success, team building techniques and dos and don’ts of HR.  Leadership:Presented by John Mark Connolly, President of ActionCOACH of Greater San Antonio. HR: Presented by Amberle Arroyo, Small Business Specialist at the Maestro Center. 

  • Class 9 | Monday, December 11th: Marketing and Selling for Success

    Developing a marketing strategy, diversify planning and relationship building to grow your business. Presented by Wes Baerga, Founder of Vuepoint Digital Marketing Agency.

  • Class 10 | Monday, December 18th: Graduation and Presentations

    Participants were given an opportunity to meet with potential buyers, give their 5 Min Company Presentations, and participate in their graduation ceremony.

Want to join Maestro’s Entrepreneurship Cohort?

Tell us about your business to see if you’ll be a fit for the Entrepreneurship for All program.

Applications re-opens Spring 2018 for our next Cohort