About Maestro

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 San Antonio, TX. 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.

Our Mission

Accelerating business growth beyond the $1 Million Revenue Threshold.

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


Julissa Carielo
Tejas Premier Building Contractors
Founder, Board President
Willie Ng
Blue Armor Security Services Inc.
Vice President and Co-Chair of Fundraising
Chris Martinez
Central Electric Contractors
Advisory Board
Leslie Garcia
Advisory Board

Meet the Staff

Mariangela Zavala

Interim Director

Shelly Hernandez
Office Manager
Nayeli Cervantes

Marketing Coordinator

Board of Directors

Sherrika Arch
Straight Line Management
Programs Committee Member
Maurice Bridges
VIA Metropolitan Transit
Advisory Board
Hugh Stevens
Harvey E. Najim Center for Business Innovation and Corporate Social Responsibility
Fundraising Committee Member
Hector Carillo
HXH Solutions Inc.
Finance Committee Member
Waldinei Lafaiete da Cruz
Lafaiete Creative Productions
Chair Marketing Committee & Chair of Culture Hub Subcommittee
Heather Crump Martin
Chair of Finance Committee
Roland F. Gonzales
Cokinos | Young: Construction Laywers
Admin and Legal Council Advisor
Yadira “Liz” Medina
Co-Chair of Fundraising Committee
Robert Ortiz
Wells Fargo
Program and Events Committee
Siew Pang
Sunshine Medical Uniforms
Chair of Programs Committee
Anthony Ruiz
U.S. Small Business Administration
Advisory Board

Janell Davila 

Woodforest National Bank
Marketing Committee

Dennette J. Buenrostro

Epicc Vascular
Programs Committee Member

Our Impact Report

For 3 years, Maestro Entrepreneur Center has contributed to job growth in 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.