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Please be sure to submit your application before the upcoming deadline. Note: we will be updating and replacing this application form on June 20th and the form may briefly be offline on that day.

Thank you for your interest in our entrepreneurship programs. Through our education, advising, and funding programs, we support creative and social entrepreneurs in building resilient, thriving businesses in service to our communities.

  • Education: Our education programs support idea stage and early stage entrepreneurs in gaining the knowledge, tools, and resources to lay a solid foundation for your business growth.
  • Advising: Our business advising programs provide one-on-one advising to support established entrepreneurs in accessing capital from our partners, growing your business, and keeping your business in your community.
  • Funding: Through our partnerships with RUNWAY and REAL People’s Fund, we support early stage and established entrepreneurs in receiving restorative capital, one-on-one advising, and a thriving community of support.

Currently, our programs only operate in Oakland / East Bay, Northern California and Boston, Massachusetts, and we are launching our programs in Chicago in Fall 2022.

If you are an entrepreneur in one of these locations, please take 20 minutes to tell us about yourself and business below. You will then receive an email from one of our Program Directors on next steps for working with us.

If you are an entrepreneur outside of these locations, you do not need to complete an application. Instead, please sign up for our mailing list.