graduate connections

Graduate Connections

Renaissance connects graduates and our collective resources to build successful businesses. We bring together graduates from across all years of program participation and throughout the geographies of our four centers and off-site programs to help them expand their networks beyond their own training classes and the communities in which they live and work. With this increased capacity, our entrepreneurs access new knowledge, skills and opportunities to expand their market reach, develop collaborations, create partnerships, and secure new revenue streams.


  • Events
    Special Events, including vendor opportunities where clients can sell their products and services. Events are held on-site at graduate businesses as well as at Renaissance locations throughout the Bay Area.
    Renaissance Women’s Network hosts events featuring successful women entrepreneurs who share their own business experiences and advice.
  • Advanced Training
    Workshops for clients who are already in business looking to improve their sales, marketing and operations. Check the calendar for upcoming events.
  • Access to Capital
    Loan consulting and advanced training on when and how to use capital as well as loan packaging services to help our graduates access funding for business growth.
  • Benefits
    Marketing & Promo Opportunities through Renaissance’s website, e-newsletters, social media and “I’m a Renaissance Entrepreneur” campaign.

Are you a Renaissance graduate? If yes, then make sure to add the “I’m a Renaissance Entrepreneur badge (below) to your business website and link it to!

I'm a Renaissance Entrepreneur