Cohort Participants

We are pleased to announce the inaugural HELM Accelerator participants for our Spring 2021 cohort. The cohort is comprised of 40 business leaders who demonstrate the best of what the San Antonio business community has to offer – entrepreneurship, innovation, cultural connectedness, and creativity. Over a period of eight weeks, these business owners will enhance their skills, gain new knowledge, receive guidance from experienced subject matter experts, have access to curated professional services, and receive assistance in applying for capital with flexible rates and terms. We thank USAA for its generous philanthropic support that has made this possible and look forward to shoring up these small business owners as they take the HELM to navigate their businesses through today’s economic climate.

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Alicia Garza

The Quenedit Ballet
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An Nguyen

LUXX Nail Bar
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Andrew Lopez

Dru Photography
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Annie Boyd

Boyd’s Kick-in Bar-be-que

Brenda Acevedo

Best Simple Journey

Crystal Kapici

Central Texas Solar
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Daniel Handley

The Handley Man
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Doris Pitts & Arthur Perez

Cadeaux
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Georgina Chavez-Lowery

E&G Healthcare Solutions
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Gina Nerio

Nerio Plaza
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Ileana Vilchis

Bradley & Vilchis CPAs
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Jacquelin Castille

Jacked! Potato
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Jasmine Paul

CreateFinStew
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Jeff Bass

J. L. Bass Enterprise
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Jennifer Rodriguez

BFI Treasures Gift Shop
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Jose Perez

Frontline Support Solutions
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Juan Villasana

KitchenPro Foodservice Parts & Supply
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Lisa Marie Barocas

LMG Communications

Mahmood Ghori

El Vaquero San Antonio
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Marco Carmona

Cherry Street Bicycles
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Maria Williams

Majestic Events by Maria
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Melissa Gonzalez, Erica Gonzales & James Dominguez

Mustang Cafe
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Mina Woodard

ADMT Solutions
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Nadia Lopez

JNN Towing
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Nancy Brewington

Hands N Harmony Wellness Company
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Patrick Aspell

Aspell Services
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Pearline Rhaburn

Leading Edge Home Entertainment & More
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Pegy Brimhall

Figurd
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Raphaela Bailey

Bailey’s Child Development Center
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Rene Perales

Better Transmission
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Rick Narpaul & Laura Narpaul

Mach1 Services
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Rolanda Parsons

Distinctively Remembered

Salvador Solis

Watchdog Strength
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Samanta Guerra

SK Guerra CPA PLLC
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Shaunda Lohse & ReAnn Robledo

The Spot by Those2chicks
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Sherry Brown

Hj Photo Studio
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Sidney Smith

The Sam Austin Group
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Tyler Ybarra

Cafe Azteca
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Victoriano Mata

Victor Mata Insurance Agency
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Zarinah Shakir & Salim Rashad Shakir

Affordable Window Washing Services
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