As the year comes to an end, the San Bernardino Community College District’s Economic Development and Corporate Training (EDCT) Foundation has found exponential growth in its entrepreneur mentorship initiative – 1 Million Cups San Bernardino. The event, is a free, monthly gathering that fosters small business development throughout the Inland Empire. Developed by the Kaufman Foundation, EDCT Foundation proudly hosts this event to help accelerate local entrepreneur mentorship, networking, and opportunity for growth of small businesses in the region.
On November 1st, 2017, EDCT Foundation welcomed California State Senator Connie Leyva of the 20th Senate District as a guest speaker. She spoke on the importance of economic growth within the Inland Empire, as well as the pros and cons that entrepreneurs and small business owners can face. Senator Leyva said “I thank the 1 Million Cups San Bernardino for serving as an important resource for our local community members who want to expand or improve their businesses. Entrepreneurship is essential to positive growth in the Inland Empire and will help our community continue to grow. I look forward to 1 Million Cups San Bernardino continuing to engage local residents and businesses in the future.”
1 Million Cups San Bernardino events include time for networking while enjoying a free breakfast, and allow for up to two speakers to present their start-ups. Vendor booths are also available upon request. For more information, please visit www.edctfoundation.org/pages/1mc or www.facebook.com/1MillionCupsSB.