STRIDE

Entrepreneurship Leadership Program

STRIDE  a certification program for entrepreneurs ready to take their business to the next level.


 

SPIRIT OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP

STRIDE Entrepreneurship Leadership Program is a new certification course offered by The Bank of San Antonio and Texas A&M University—San Antonio (TAMUSA), offered through the Henry G. Cisneros Institute for Emerging Leaders, that focuses on accelerating impact by bringing actionable entrepreneurial education and practices to San Antonio business owners.

In alignment with The Bank of San Antonio, these elements of entrepreneurial development provide support for entrepreneurs who are poised to achieve leadership roles in their industry, and are ready to take their business to the next level. The program will be offered free of charge and taught by both TAMUSA professors and our bankers, who will be on-site at each class for consultations and mentorship.


MAXIMIZING IMPACT

The STRIDE Program’s highly specialized curriculum is a solutions-focused program designed to meet the needs of emerging entrepreneurs who are looking to develop their own strengths-based leadership and personal brand. With facilitated peer-learning, hands-on lesson plans and one-on-one access to bankers, STRIDE provides established small to mid-sized businesses with the business knowledge, management know-how and relationships needed to accelerate success.

We are tapping into our community and bringing new, innovative and real-world practices to our core programming and mentorship. STRIDE maximizes impact by connecting business owners with key industry leaders and game changers in our city. Participants who complete the STRIDE certification will have received advanced business development training, leadership training, mentorship, and access to an alumni group to prepare their businesses for increased scale and profitability.


CULTURE OF COLLABORATION

Those who participate in the STRIDE program will:

  • Collaborate and network with business leaders
  • Develop strengths and a growth mindset
  • Develop and execute a solutions-focused project
  • Expand knowledge of business planning and strategic planning
  • Examine strategies for personal and professional risk management
  • Enhance budgeting and finance skills
  • Leverage partnerships and networks
September 9th 
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 
September 16th 
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 
September 23rd
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 
September 30th
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 
October 7th
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

STEPHANIE BLACK

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
College Of Business
Department of Management and Marketing at Texas A&M University-San Antonio

DANIEL GLASER, PH.D.

PROFESSOR
College Of Business
Department of Management and Marketing at Texas A&M University-San Antonio

MATTHEW MANGUM, J.D., LL.M.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
College Of Business
Department of Management and Marketing at Texas A&M University-San Antonio

RICHARD GREEN, PH.D., C.P.A.

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
College Of Business
Department of Accounting and Finance at Texas A&M University-San Antonio

WEIXING FORD

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
College Of Business
Department of Business Administration at Texas A&M University-San Antonio
 

DR. ADRIAN GUARDIA

INSTRUCTIONAL ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
College Of Business
Department of Management and Marketing at Texas A&M University-San Antonio
 

RENEE WATSON, BBA, MPA, ECMCA,

Director, Title VI Coordinator DBE Liaison Officer at the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Department of Bexar County
 

CHIN-YEN ALICE LIU, PHD

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
College Of Business
Department of Management and Marketing at Texas A&M University-San Antonio
 

ROSANTINA ARANDA 

Founder & President of Business Lending Advocate
 

LA JUANA (LJ) CHAMBERS LAWTON

CEO and Founder of Tacit Growth Strategies 
We've partnered with San Antonio non-profits and programs that align with the STRIDE values and mission.
 









The STRIDE program founders from left to right: The Bank of San Antonio Market Executive Brandi Vitier, Texas Partners Bank Chief Human Resources Officer Patti Wilson, Texas Partners Bank Marketing & Communications Director Angelica Palm
Launching STRIDE

The Bank of San Antonio, Texas A&M University-San Antonio Partner to Offer Local Entrepreneurs Hands-On Business Training Free of Charge


The STRIDE program launches in the Fall of 2022 and a female entrepreneur’s STRIDE program launches Spring 2023.