We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to our mission of increasing access to capital and support for local, underrepresented entrepreneurs in the Bay Area. Despite years of collective equity work in the entrepreneurship ecosystem, there are still major gaps in access to capital and resources for entrepreneurs who are low-income, people of color, women, veterans, and/or entrepreneurs with disabilities.
We know that no single person or organization holds the ultimate solution to an inequitable system. Creating a just, dignified economy is a mammoth task, a mission that so many of us in the Bay Area work toward every day. This is why we take an “ecosystem” approach to addressing the barriers our entrepreneurs face. An ecosystem model requires collaboration through partnership rather than replication of existing services. That means showing up and staying engaged with all of the stakeholders involved; namely Entrepreneur Stakeholders, Business Support Stakeholders, Financial Support Stakeholders, and Community Stakeholders.
We work with all entrepreneurs, at any stage, in any industry.