The Bay Area Entrepreneur Center or BAEC is funded by the San Mateo County Community College District. As a business accelerator and innovative resource center, we work towards providing aspiring entrepreneurs the information and support they need to grow their current business or business ideas.
We provide business management guidance, technical and targeted business assistance, networking opportunities, one-on-one consulting, business workshops, and facilities.
The Bay Area Entrepreneur Center was established in 2014 by Skyline College, a sister college of the San Mateo County Community College District. With support from the SMCCCD Board of Trustees, under the leadership of chancellor and the late Dean Richard Soyombo of Skyline’s Global Learning Programs and Services, the Center opened in Downtown San Bruno in 2014.
During his 17 years of service at Skyline College, Richard Soyombo was instrumental in developing a variety of programs including the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program, Energy System, Technology Management Program, African Diaspora Program, Freight Forwarding and Logistics Program, Youth Entrepreneurship Program, Links Liberian Girls Mentorship Program, and the Bay Area Entrepreneur Center of Skyline College. The San Mateo County Community College District would like to acknowledge his long service in public policy work.
The Center will always remember and appreciate the fine work that Richard did, in order for our success.
Upon completion of the small business series conducted in partnership with the BCE program:
During the pandemic, the BAEC saw the need to provide local business owners some financial assistance.
In 2020 and 2021, BAEC partnered with San Bruno Community Foundation to provide business owners microgrants through a new program, San Bruno Recovery and Assistance Program, (SBRAP).