WHAT WE'RE ABOUT
We’re committed to serving young entrepreneurs facing significant barriers to business ownership and to living wage jobs.
Over 95% of our young entrepreneurs are underrepresented (eg. low-income, women, people of color, and other underrepresented groups).
We provide the next generation of small business owners with a young adult-adapted entrepreneurial education and one-on-one coaching.
Our program empowers entrepreneurs to build their own businesses – from crafting a pitch, to developing a strong product or service and establishing a customer base.
We also connect them with free or low-cost resources in the local community and online.
Our high-quality advisors and mentors provide in-person and virtual support, connections, and specialty help on topics ranging from accounting to law to web design.
Our young adult entrepreneur programs connect our entrepreneurs with the right people providing the right support at the right time.
When the time comes for our entrepreneurs to launch or accelerate the growth of their businesses, we’re there to help them financially with up to $10,000 in interest-free loans.
BO GHIRARDELLI - CEO and Founder
NICOLAS CARY - CO-FOUNDER
ROBIN NASATIR - PROGRAM DIRECTOR
MENTORS AND ADVISORS