Contact Program Director
Southern & Dobson
Office: BP 43A
The East Valley Entrepreneurial Center - EVEC, is a stepping-stone to small business success through participation in courses targeted to the needs of the smaller venture.
Whether your business is just an idea or one that has stood the test of time, you can improve your chances for success. It can be as simple as one class on a topic of specific need, or the pursuit of a program of study that leads to a certificate or associate degree in small business management.
Faculty of the EVEC courses are proven professionals that are committed to mentoring and guiding students toward needed resources. EVEC also serves as a starting-point for other technical, financial and consulting services in the East Valley small business community.
Degrees and Certificates:
For more information on these programs, please click on the links below.
- Lunch and Learn: Every month, the EVEC hosts a “Lunch and Learn” series to offer students and the community added value to continue to grow their small business ventures. (Calendar of events in progress)
Speakers include: SBA, SCORE, City of Mesa Economic Development, US Commercial Service, local lenders, chamber of commerce, and successful business owners.
Swim with the Sharks: This is an yearly competition event in conjunction with the Mesa Chamber of Commerce. Swim with the Sharks offers entrepreneurs (both starts-ups and established) the chance to develop, or improve, and present their business plans or ideas for the opportunity to win cash prizes. (Details will be posted shortly)