Startup companies will get a big step up from a team of mentors and investors in Stockton. Entrepreneur Lab 2017 will offer one-on-one sessions to give them a chance at success.
Huddle, located in Downtown Stockton, has about 100 people from different startups and businesses. It's a coworking space for a range of professionals, from lawyers to tech.
Now it is partnering with the San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to sponsor Entrepreneur Lab 2017, to serve as an incubator for startups.
Huddle Director Matt Amen says eight to 10 companies will be part of an intensive program over 21 weeks, and any business startup can apply.
“Coming up with a plan, getting a team together, there’s a lot of great ideas out there but if you don’t have the ethic to put the work in, it’s a lot harder to get to where you want to be," says Amen. "Couple that with a great idea, it’s a force to be reckoned with.”
Amen also says 18 mentors will conduct the training and at the end, startups can pitch their ideas to investors who can bring them into the global market.
Applications are now being accepted for the program, which starts August 18.