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 Ron Galatolo, 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 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. Richard had two decades of experience in international business development, both in public and private sectors. As a strategic planning and positioning specialist, he possessed a solid background in successful international growth market solutions, localization of plants and personnel, distributor network development and multiculturalism. The San Mateo County Community College District would like to acknowledge the long service in public policy work for our dear friend, Richard F.A. Soyombo.
The Center will always remember and appreciate the fine work that Richard did, in order for our success.
This coworking space is ideal for breaks and quick meetings!
Global Business Room
An awesome conference room style setup, ready for 15! If you’re looking to hold a smaller meeting or workshop session in a more intimate space, this is it!
This kitchenette is a great compact area for breaks!
BAEC’s waiting and coworking area serves 10 busy bodies! Whether you’re waiting to meet with a client or just looking for comfortable coworking space, this serves as both!
San Bruno Commons
Front Window Coworking Space fit for 15! Perfect for entrepreneurs looking to drop in and work!
The space that keeps on giving! The Skyline Room holds a maximum of 47 people! Whether you’re looking to hold a class, training, meeting, or workshop, this room is best suited for all!
Start Up Space
Spacious, coworking, open area with room for 46 people! This area is great for community/neighborhood meetings and workshops!
Are you looking for affordable office space to meet with clients? BAEC offers affordable leases and additional amenities for our clients!
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THE BAEC TEAM
Pcyeta Stroud is the Director at BAEC. Pcyeta comes to BAEC with over five years of economic and workforce development experience with an emphasis on cultivating entrepreneurship. She became the Program Coordinator for the Youth Entrepreneurship Program, mentoring youth in the development of their businesses. She founded the Student Business Plan Competition and co-founded the Student Internship Job Shadow Program at BAEC.