Transforming Lives Through Entrepreneurship & Innovation: Incubation On Demand For Unrepresented Groups

Date: May 24, 2019Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Location:  Show map East Los Angeles College
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Multipurpose Room
Monterey Park, CA 91754
Contact: Andrea NunnPhone: 2135807546Email:


Transforming Lives Through Entrepreneurship & Innovation: Incubation On Demand For Unrepresented Groups 

Friday, May 24
9 - 11 a.m.
East Los Angeles College 
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez,
Monterey Park, CA 91754
Join us at East Los Angeles College (ELAC) as Paul De La Cerda, the college's dean of resource, economic development and innovation, and Chamber President & CEO Maria S. Salinas discuss two major initiatives of ELAC: how the college is working to prepare students for careers in entrepreneurship, and what the college is doing to transform lives by addressing students' basic needs, which include housing and food insecurity, transportation and clothing, with the answer of good paying jobs and careers through education, entrepreneurship and innovation. 
Incubation On Demand 
Incubators for startups can be saviors for new entrepreneurs, offering them workspace and mentorship from experienced business leaders. But, like the tech industry as a whole, they often run short when it comes to including women, minorities, veterans, the formerly incarcerated and the LGBTQ community. In response, ELAC Foundation and OmniWorks Economic Development -- two nonprofit organizations that support women and minorities in underserved areas of Los Angeles -- partnered and launched ESTEC LA Incubator, which is hosted at ELAC's Corporate Center.
Transforming Lives 
Unfortunately, too many students are facing significant challenges, far beyond the cost of textbooks or tuition, directly impacting their ability to complete their educational goals. ELAC's Transforming Lives Campaign (TLC) is raising awareness of the significant challenges students are facing and is supporting SB 291, a bill to cover the true cost of attendance for a community college student and eliminate a longstanding disparity in the financial aid community college students receive.

As part of the Chamber's year-long "L.A. Connects: Inspiring and connecting leaders for impact" listening tour across the region, the event will also feature a special Q&A with new Chamber President & CEO Maria S. Salinas. Area business and community leaders will be invited to share their perspectives.
Hosted by
Guest Speakers:

Resource, Economic Development and Innovation Office | External & Government Relations and Corporate Partnerships at the Office of the President at East Los Angeles College;
ELAC Foundation

Maria S. Salinas
President & CEO,
L.A. Area Chamber

Chair, Small Business Council,
L.A. Area Chamber
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For more information, contact Andrea Nunn, 213.580.7546. 
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