Accelerating Growth

Research shows one of the biggest obstacles facing small business is the ability to sustain and build growth. MEC is designed to accelerate business growth by creating programs tailored to different industries. According to the National Business Incubation Association (NBIA), 87% of all businesses that graduate from accelerators are still in business after 5 years. Approximately 40-50% of start-ups in the U.S. fail in their first five years of operation.

Our Programs

Cohort Program

Our 12-week Cohort Program is a curriculum based-intensive accelerator program for existing small businesses seeking to accelerate their growth.

Phenomenal Women In Leadership

A tradition started since Maestro’s inception, this series brings together a panel of women leaders who discuss topics, trends, and issues as they relate to women in business.

Maestro Leadership Life Lessons

Intimate conversations with successful business owners who share their Life Lessons around particular topics.

Mastering Your Money

Lessons by successful business owners who have built wealth by diversifying, increasing financial capacity and investing in multiple business ventures.

After Cohort Meet-Ups

Monthly small support group sessions are for cohort entrepreneurs and graduates to come together, discuss challenges, share solutions and celebrate successes.

Silver Jacket Program

This 12-week Intensive Start Up Program is designed for the fashion industry in partnership with the Texas Fashion Industry Institute.

Youth Entrepreneurship Program

This one-week youth program introduces the spirit of entrepreneurship and leadership skills to the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Cohort Program Application

The Maestro’s Entrepreneurship 12 Week Cohort Program offers a curriculum-based intensive accelerator program for small minority, women, and veteran-owned businesses seeking to accelerate their growth. Program is taught by successful business owners sharing their expert advice on how to grow your business.

Program Requirements: Applicants will be scored per section by a review panel made up of community leaders and industry experts. The program is especially suited for established businesses (minimum 2-3 years in operation) or for nonprofit agencies who seek to accelerate their growth through a rigorous curriculum and under the guidance of the Maestro mentorship program. The applicant will need to commit to attending 2-hour sessions for 12 weeks. Application Fee: $300 to be paid upon selection unless you are a tenant at MEC or you are a Maestro yearly Member. For questions regarding the cohort, email mari@maestrocenter.org or call (210) 693-8345.

Please make sure you allocate an ample amount of time to complete the application. Additionally, please make sure to use a computer when filling out the application as the use of a cellular device might create technical difficulties.