Maestro’s Accelerator Program™:
This program is the driving force of the Maestro Center, geared towards accelerating business growth through mentorship, partnership with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and monthly educational sessions. The program also includes one-to-one consultation sessions with Maestro’s Small Business Specialist as well as access to capital from two key lending agencies, LiftFund and PeopleFund, upon meeting qualifications.
Maestro’s Mentorship Program™:
A part of the Accelerator Program™, the Mentorship Program™ allows clients to be paired up with experience entrepreneurs or “Maestros”, who offer pro bono assistance to these individuals. Recruited from the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, our Maestros come from a wide variety of backgrounds including CEO’s, CFO’s and Senior Level Executives, who help to coach in various areas of expertise such as business development, formation of management teams, human resource issues and much more.
Program Participant Criteria:
Anyone interested in leasing a space at the Maestro Entrepreneur Center is required to participate in the Accelerator Program™. All individuals must submit application and undergo a selection process, with the goal of selecting companies that are a good fit for the program. The companies which are ideal candidates for the Maestro’s Accelerator Program™ would include:
Learn more about the Accelerator Space available at the Center.
Interested in getting more information? Contact us today!
The culinary commercial kitchen is an essential component of the Maestro Entrepreneur Center, since it is an untapped need in the community. Currently in San Antonio, there is no publicly-accessible commercial kitchen for those interested in starting a food business. MEC seeks to fill these needs by providing a commercial kitchen available to lease on an hourly basis, with no contracts or constraints. The kitchen space is designed to accommodate up to two businesses per hour, and small business owners will be able to reserve the kitchen space as needed with no minimum time requirements. Complementary to the space, MEC will host monthly training sessions with culinary arts leaders, celebrity chefs, and other experts in the community to help business owners grow their food businesses.
The sessions will include practical topics such as:
The monthly training sessions will be open to business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs, culinary students, and anyone interested in learning about the food industry.
All individuals interested in utilizing the Commercial Kitchen are required to participate in the Accelerator Program™. Please see the above information to learn more or contact us!
Our mission is to serve as an educational and innovative leading force in the economic development of small, minority, women and veteran-owned business. In response to our mission as well as various community needs, Maestro Leadership have implemented several new initiatives:
Maestro’s Phenomenal Women in Leadership Series™:
A tradition started since the Maestro’s inception, the series brings together a panel of women leaders who discuss topics, trends and issues as they relate to women in business and beyond.
Maestro’s Young Entrepreneurship™:
The goal of the program is to develop life skills and to encourage young school age students the importance of developing a concept, building a business plan and implementing effective strategies for a product or service.
Maestro’s Business Series ™:
Moderated by civic and/or business leaders, this series opens up a community dialogue on various current local, state, national and international topics through a forum panel or round table discussion.
Maestro’s Book Club:
A monthly meeting of local business leaders and owners to discuss a featured monthly book related to topics such as leadership, business, personal growth and entrepreneurship.
RSVP at our Eventbrite page for our next monthly meeting.
Maestro’s Entrepreneurship Cohort Program ™:
Co-hosted by the Maestro Woodforest Foundry and in partnership with the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, this program offers small business owners an opportunity to be taught by other entrepreneurs. Participants receive two hour weekly sessions with experience and successful entrepreneurs who then offer them structured lessons based on real-world experiences as small business owners. The program is a condensed version of our Accelerator Program™ and is open to the public.
If you’d like to learn more about our Cohort Program™ please click on the following: http://maestrocenter.org/entrepreneurship-cohort-program/
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