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P02 - Sub-regional Business Incubator and Makerspace


Round 1 Funding (through 12/31/18)
Round 2 Funding (through 12/31/19)
Round 3 Funding (through 12/31/20)
Lead: Lisa Kiplinger-Kennedys,, Deputy Sector Navigator, Small Business/Entrepreneurship
Number of colleges participating: 9
Colleges: Barstow, Chaffey, College of the Desert, Crafton Hills, Mt. San Jacinto, Moreno Valley College, Riverside City, San Bernardino Valley, Victor Valley

Sector: Advanced Manufacturing, Health, ICT/Digital Media, Small Business

  • Program TOPS Codes: Business Administration (050500), Business Management (050600), Computer Information Systems (070200), Computer Infrastructure And Support (070800), Computer Networking (070810), Computer Support (070820), Health Information Technology (122300), Machining And Machine Tools (095630), Marketing And Distribution (050900)
  • Metrics: Enrollments, Earned a Certificate or Degree

Project Description: The purpose of this project is three-fold: 1) to help budding businesses gain the tools needed to start a business, develop their product concepts, and survive for more than five years, 2) to teach students about entrepreneurship, the product development process, and design thinking, and 3) to expose more of our community to STEM career pathways which will support industry needs. By creating resources in community spaces that reach new members of our communities, we can create new pipelines of students to increase FTES at our colleges and better support industry by providing more skilled students. For every 2 jobs that require a Bachelor’s Degree, there are 7 that require skilled training without a degree.

Status Update

Funding Cycle: 7/1/16 - 12/31/18

Spending as of 12/31/18

Funding Cycle: 7/1/17 - 12/31/19

Spending as of 12/31/18

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Sandi Thomas
Barstow College
Vanessa Thomas
Chaffey College
Zerryl Becker
College of the Desert
Dan Word
Crafton Hills College
Melody Graveen
Moreno Valley College
Joyce Johnson
Mt. San Jacinto College
Kristine DiMemmo
Riverside City College
San Bernardino Valley College
Victor Valley College