Inland Empire/Desert Regional Consortium - California Community Colleges, Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy

Project: Sub-regional Business Incubator and Makerspace


Cost: $750,000
Number of colleges participating: 4
Lead: Regional DSN, Small Business, Lisa Kiplinger-Kennedy,
Colleges: Crafton Hills, Mt. San Jacinto, Moreno Valley, San Bernardino Valley

Sector: Small Business/Entrepreneurship

  • 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, Students Who Earn a Degree or Certificate, Employed 2 Quarters After Exit

Only 66% of new businesses survive their first year, and only 50% survive at least five years. Business incubators and makerspaces are critical in helping new businesses survive because they help entrepreneurs stay on track through mentoring and leadership development. This project will expand students’ knowledge and skills necessary to be successful entrepreneurs and will provide the space and tools they need to explore and develop their product ideas and grow their businesses.

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Total Funded: $750,000

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Albert Maniaol
San Bernardino Valley College
Ashley Gaines
San Bernardino Community College District
Dan Word
Crafton Hills College
Melody Graveen
Moreno Valley College
Joyce Johnson
Mt. San Jacinto College