Gail Lillian

Gail Lillian of LIBA, a nationally recognized mobile falafel bar serving up fresh, hand-made falafels, salads and cakes in San Francisco, Emeryville and Oakland.

Lauren Smith

Lauren Smith of the Curiosity Shoppe, selling quirky and kitschy gifts and housewares online and at their storefront on Valencia Street.

Paula Tejeda

Paula Tejeda of Chile Lindo Empanadas, a restaurant in the Mission District serving up savory handmade Chilean empanadas and desserts.

Shomi Shoden

Shomi Shodan of Shobha Imports, an importer of unique, high-quality silk scarves and fabrics from India.

Alfred McAfee

Alfred McAfee of McAfee’s One Hour Cleaners, a San Francisco based dry-cleaning and laundry business, cleans dirty clothes and repairs damaged items. McAfee's is located on 3rd Street in the Bayview.

Alicia VanFleteren

Alicia VanFleteren of Alicia VanFleteren, a high-end luxury fashion jewelry line sold online and at a number of Bay Area boutiques.

Inez Alzivar

Inez Alzivar of Alzivar Decorations, a San Jose store specializing in cut flower arrangements and handcrafted decorations for a variety of events.

Servio Gomez

Servio Gomez of Javalencia Café, a family-owned coffee shop on 3rd Street in San Francisco’s Bayview District specializing in espresso drinks, smoothies, toasted bagels, and fresh sandwiches.

Shanna Uhilamoelangi & Tiffany Hautau

Shanna Uhilamoelangi & Tiffany Hautau of Pacific Tonga, specializing in clothes, jewelry and handcrafts from the Pacific Islands.


Welcome to renaissance


Welcome to Renaissance


The mission of Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center is to empower and increase the entrepreneurial capacities of socially and economically diverse women and men, and thereby strengthen our communities through the creation of sustainable new businesses, new jobs, and the promotion of financial self-sufficiency. Renaissance provides business training and support services,  access to resources, and networks for business owners at every stage of business development, from idea feasibility through start-up, growth, and expansion. We offer entrepreneurial programs throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and have offices in South of Market and Bayview/Hunters Point in San Francisco, East Palo Alto on the Mid-Peninsula, and San Rafael in Marin. We offer services in Spanish at Renaissance Mid-Peninsula and Marin locations.