About

Our Story

The Maestro Entrepreneur Center is a non-profit 501 (C)(3) organization that is revolutionizing the way successful entrepreneurs grow their small businesses in Greater San Antonio, TX. Through incubating, accelerating and connecting small business, MEC is creating jobs for the local Greater 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.

Our Mission

Accelerating business growth beyond the $1 Million Revenue Threshold.

| 24,200 sq. ft. facility located in a friendly designated HUBZone area of Greater San Antonio.

| Private, non-profit business

|Our goal is to grow existing small, minority, woman and veteran owned businesses

| Office space available at flexible rates

| Access to extraordinary network of business leaders and resources

Accelerating Business Growth

The Maestro Entrepreneur Center is designed to accelerate business growth by creating individualized programs based on assessment of each business, and prioritize critical needs.

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.

Founders

Julissa Carielo

Julissa Carielo

Tejas Premier Building Contractors Founder, Board President

Willie Ng

Willie Ng

Blue Armor Security Services Inc. Vice President and Co-Chair of Fundraising

Chris Martinez

Chris Martinez

Central Electric Contractors Advisory Board

Leslie Garcia

Leslie Garcia

RSM US LLC Advisory Board

Meet Our Staff

Mariangela Zavala

Mariangela Zavala

Interim Director

Shelly Hernandez

Shelly Hernandez

Office Manager

Nayeli Cervantes

Nayeli Cervantes

Marketing Coordinator

Sabrina Martinez

Sabrina Martinez

Fundraising Coordinator

Hoang Bui

Hoang Bui

Bookkeeping Assistant

Vanessa Jimenez

Vanessa Jimenez

Business Development Coordinator

Board of Directors

Sherrika Arch

Sherrika Arch

Straight Line Management & Programs Committee Member

Maurice Bridges

Maurice Bridges

VIA Metropolitan Transit & Advisory Board Member

Hugh Stevens

Hugh Stevens

Harvey E. Najim Center for Business Innovation and Corporate Social Responsibility & Fundraising Committee Member

Waldinei Lafaiete da Cruz

Waldinei Lafaiete da Cruz

Lafaiete Creative Productions, Chair Marketing Committee & Chair of Culture Hub Subcommittee

Heather Crump Martin

Heather Crump Martin

RSM US LLP & Chair of Finance Committee

Roland F. Gonzales

Roland F. Gonzales

Cokinos | Young: Construction Laywers Admin and Legal Council Advisor

Yadira “Liz” Medina

Yadira “Liz” Medina

BBVA & Co-Chair of Fundraising Committee

Robert Ortiz

Robert Ortiz

Wells Fargo & Program and Events Committee

Siew Pang

Siew Pang

Sunshine Medical Uniforms & Chair of Programs Committee

Janell Davila

Janell Davila

Woodforest National Bank & Marketing Committee

John Dryden Nanna

John Dryden Nanna

Arthur Clarke

Arthur Clarke

Shuchi Nagpal

Shuchi Nagpal

Jessica Pena

Jessica Pena

Jane Gonzalez

Jane Gonzalez

Dr. Elsa O’Campo

Dr. Elsa O’Campo

Donna Normandin

Donna Normandin

Will Fernandez

Will Fernandez

Our Impact Report

For 3 years, Maestro Entrepreneur Center has contributed to job growth in Greater San Antonio. Through incubation and acceleration training, we have results we are proud of. In our impact report you will find the challenges we have faced, our realization of our goals and success stories from small businesses who incubate with us.