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In the meantime, explore this toolbox we made for you:
These tools are designed to connect you to your local entrepreneurship ecosystem and help you find the right resource at the right time.
Intake Tool & Customized Roadmap - FREE
Answer a series of questions and one of our Navigators will send you a customized list of resources. The more questions you answer, the stronger the match will be.
Quarterly Member Meetings - $50/year
Become a Bay Area Entrepreneurship Alliance member! Once a quarter, members share best practices, develop partnerships, identify potential mentors, engage in speed networking with business supporters and financial supporters, and coordinate community efforts. The organizer of our Entrepreneur Stakeholder Group is Melanie Nuni, email Melanie for more information.
Face-to-Face Navigation Session - FREE
Schedule a face-to-face Navigation Session with one of our Bay Area Entrepreneurship Navigators. In this session, you review your Roadmap (customized resources), receive access to a system for tracking your progress, and receive periodic check-ins to re-assess needs and relevant resources.
Business Stage Wheel - FREE
The Business Stage Wheel illustrates your journey in six stages. Use the wheel to determine your stage, and help narrow down resources in the database.
Resource Matching Table - FREE
After using the Business Stage Wheel to identify where you are in your journey, use this matching table to find resource entities relevant to you.
- Entrepreneur: Those with the vision. Includes current business owners, company founders, former business owners.aspiring business owners and not-for-profit leaders, those with side hustles, those with social enterprises, those who are on or who wish to join an entrepreneurial team.
- Business Support Provider: Those who help with planning and implementation of the vision. Includes individuals and organizations and people who provide mentorship, networks, technical assistance, acceleration, incubation, legal aid, marketing, HR support, co-working spaces, pop-up spaces, governmental services, etc.
- Financial Support Provider: Those who help by providing funding for the vision. Includes individuals and organizations who provide financial support such as lending, crowdfunding, CDFIs, banks, angel investment, venture capital, contracting opportunities, etc.
- Bay Area Entrepreneurship Navigator: Those certified by the Alliance for Community Development to help entrepreneurs navigate the Bay Area entrepreneurship ecosystem based on business stage, type of support, diversity emphasis, and other valuable criteria.