Entrepreneurship Advantage, Greater LA Region

Our Purpose

Create economic opportunity for entrepreneurs and small businesses in Los Angeles County by connecting human, technical, and capital resources through regional collaboration.

Our Community

We believe it takes a village to raise a small business. Our group includes mission-based lenders, small business assistance teams, bankers, investors, elected officials, incubators, co-working spaces, city and county economic development teams, and more.

Upcoming Meetups

Join us at one of our upcoming virtual/in-person meetups!


In Person

  • December (date TBD)

EA in CAMEO Academy

CAMEO Academy is CAMEO’s online learning center, our hub for capacity building resources. Entrepreneurship Advantage now has an exclusive section in CAMEO Academy where you can access the recordings and materials of current and past virtual meetups, download the Los Angeles Loan Programs Lending Matrix, and more. 

Our Team

Steering Committee Members

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Elianne Rodriguez
Los Angeles SBDC Network / LEEAF
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Rocio Flores
USC Credit Union
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Anna Marie Cruz
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Daniel Fernandez
TMC Community Capital
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Frank Stokes
Bethel LA CDC
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Josaline Cuesta
Small Business Majority
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Lawrence Johnson
El Camino SBDC
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Leila Lee
Office of Mayor Karen Bass
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Wai Ling Chin


Carolina Martinez
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Heidi Pickman
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Liza Rivera-Gonzalez

Other Resources

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Liza Rivera-Gonzalez
Senior Program Manager