Innovation Matters

The mission of the South Bay Entrepreneurial Center is to empower innovation by providing education, mentorship and access to capital.

We are a non-profit business incubator and accelerator started in 2011 by a group of local business and civic leaders who recognized that the majority of new jobs are created by startups and emerging growth companies. The success and sustainability of these companies are critical to our South Bay community.


We have a 12-Month Program for Small and Medium-size Enterprises (SME) businesses who want to GROW their business. We provide the foundation required for improved operating efficiency and controlled growth.


We offer a (more intensive) 6-Month Program for Innovation Driven Enterprises (or IDE) businesses who want to GROW their business from 15 to 30% over the next two years.


Our companies aren’t alone! Work alongside other talented, innovative entrepreneurs. Share lessons learned, discuss challenges, and collaborate on new solutions.

“Participation in the SBEC Cohort program has enabled us to grow our business larger than we
could have ever imagined. The expert mentorship of the SBEC has helped us to surpass our
business goals and dream even bigger. We are thrilled that we have been able to be involved
in such a wonderful organization and we are excited for what is in store
for the future of our business.”

Amber Barros
The Good Cookies & Beyond

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Ready? Take your company to the next level!