Resources for Entrepreneurs

People, Programs and Organizations Serving Entrepreneurs within the Coachella Valley

Technical Assistance:

Organization Name – Coachella Valley Economic Partnership
Director or Leadership – Laura James, MBA, CEcD
Email – Laura@cvep.com
Phone – (760) 217-1163
Website- www.cvep.com
What They Do- Regional economic development, new business accelerator, new business incubation, and GIS and market research

Organization Name – Palm Desert iHub
Director or Leadership – Laura James, MBA, CEcD
Email – Laura@cvep.com
Phone – (760) 217-1163
Website- https://cvep.com/about-cvep/palm-desert-ihub/
What They Do- New business accelerator and incubation, and GIS and market research

Organization Name – Palm Springs iHub
Director or Leadership – Laura James, MBA, CEcD
Email – Laura@cvep.com
Phone – (760) 217-1163
Website- https://cvep.com/palm-springs-ihub-and-accelerator-campus/
What They Do- New business accelerator and incubation, and GIS and market research

Organization Name – Indio iHub
Director or Leadership – Laura James, MBA, CEcD
Email – Laura@cvep.com
Phone – (760) 217-1163
Website- https://cvep.com/apply-to-ihub-incubator/
What They Do- New business accelerator and incubation, and GIS and market research

Organization Name – Coachella Valley SBDC
Director or Leadership – Joaquin Tijerina
Email – jtijerina@rivco.org
Phone – (760) 408-8953
Website- https://ociesmallbusiness.org/coachella-valley/
What They Do- Small business support

Organization Name – College of the Desert
Director or Leadership – Martha Garcia, CEO
Email – mgarcia@collegeofthedesert.edu
Phone – (760) 346-8041
Website- https://www.collegeofthedesert.edu/
What They Do- Junior college education

Organization Name – Coachella Valley Women’s Business Center
Director or Leadership – Kim Shelton
Email – kshelton@cvwbc.org
Phone – (760) 345-9200
Website- https://www.cvwbc.org/
What They Do- Woman-owned small business mentorship

Networking

Organization Name – Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce
Director or Leadership – Emily Falappino
Email – efalappino@gcvcc.org
Phone – ‭(760) 347-0676‬‬
Web- https://gcvcc.org
What They Do- Valley-wide Chamber of Commerce

Organization Name – Palm Desert iHub Co-Working Space
Director or Leadership – Laura James, MBA, CEcD
Email – Laura@cvep.com
Phone – (760) 217-1163
Website- https://cvep.com/about-cvep/palm-desert-ihub/
What They Do- New business accelerator and incubation, and GIS and market research

Organization Name – Palm Springs iHub Co-Working Space
Director or Leadership – Laura James, MBA, CEcD
Email – Laura@cvep.com
Phone – (760) 217-1163
Website- https://cvep.com/palm-springs-ihub-and-accelerator-campus/
What They Do- New business accelerator and incubation, and GIS and market research

Organization Name – Get In Motion Entrepreneurs
Director or Leadership – Armando Ehrenzweig
Email – contact@getinmotion.org
Phone – (760) 237-0284
Website- https://gogetinmotion.com/board-of-directors/
What They Do- Supports Latino-owned entrepreneurs

Capital

Micro-finance and Seed Grants (loans under $25,000)

Organization Name – Accion Opportunity Fund
Director or Leadership – Ruben Flores
Email – rflores@accionsandiego.org
Phone – 844-677-3863
Website- https://aofund.org
What They Do- Micro loans

Bank Loans (SBA 504, 7a, Community Express, etc.)

Organization Name – Enterprise Funding Corp
Director or Leadership – Jeff Sceranka
Email – jeff@efc504.com
Phone – 909.792.3803; 100
Web – https://www.efc504.com
What They Do- Specializes in SBA 504 loans

Organization Name – FirstBank
Director or Leadership – Jake Wuest
Email – jake.wuest@efirstbank.com
Phone – 909.792.3803; 100
Web https://www.efirstbank.com/customer-service/find-location.htm#location/PALM
What They Do- Bank loans

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