Incubators and Accelerators
Live Work Unit Accelorator
Elsa Fernandez, founder and owner of Eye Candy Boutique – 2018 Retailer of the Year, Fashion Award
Lika Torline, founder and owner of In the Weeds Natural Skin Care – National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Entrepreneurial Spirit Award
Christian Reed-Ogba, CEO/founder BethanyEast PR, LLC – New York Life, San Antonio Woman of the Year Award
La Printeria, which opened in 2016, is a 3,000 square-foot collaborative state-of- the-art fine art print shop facility that sits within Alamo Colleges Westside Education and Training Center (WETC) in the Edgewood area of the WDC Empowerment Zone. It came to fruition through the efforts of the WDC, Alamo Colleges WETC, La Printeria’s founder and local community planning, partnerships and seed funding. La Printeria and WDC link business practicum, skills training and higher education programming through fine arts to help local artists earn a better living from their unique cultural art, improve their economic mobility, and provide them with empowerment through technical skills training. La Printeria operates as a social enterprise, providing holistic services that serve entrepreneur artists, and offers programming for at-risk youth, early high school college credits for the Edgewood Independent School District (EISD) and continuing education adult learning fine art certifications.
San Antonio Motion Picture Academy
The San Antonio Motion Picture Academy is a program of Alamo Colleges Westside Education and Training Center (WETC) and the City of San Antonio Westside Development Corporation (WDC) as its financial sponsor while SAMPA achieves its non-profit 501 (c)(3) status.