Renaissance Bayview

Located in the Bayview District of San Francisco, Renaissance Bayview is a community hub for aspiring entrepreneurs and established small business owners in Bayview Hunters Point, and Visitacion Valley neighborhoods. Our goal is to prepare and support motivated women and men to launch and grow thriving businesses. We offer:

  • Business assessments
  • BizFit
  • Mentorship
  • Peer support
  • Women’s Programs
  • Classes and workshops
  • Networking opportunities
  • Industry-specific training for construction entrepreneurs
  • On-site business assistance center

Learn how we can help you with your business

To get an overview of all small business services offered at Renaissance Bayview we invite you to attend an upcoming orientation. See calendar for the next orientation contact Yamilete Gonzalez at yamilet@rencenter.org for more information.

Small business assistance services

Our classes, workshops, networking, special events, and expert consultants can help you start and grow your business with confidence. See upcoming events on our calendar or contact Yamilet Gonzalez at yamilet@rencenter.org for more information.

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Scholarships

We offer financial assistance for our classes through scholarships. Scholarships range from 10-50% off of class tuition, based on your income and your county of residence. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you will need to provide proof of household income and a completed income verification form at least two weeks before a class starts. Learn more about eligibility and requirements on our Scholarships below or email  Yamilet Gonzalez at yamilet@rencenter.org with any questions.

Scholarships

Bayview Women

This intensive 12-week program provides training, mentorship, peer support and networking to aspiring women entrepreneurs in the Bayview Hunters Point community, including the Alice Griffith and Hunters View public housing facilities.  Women who complete the program are eligible to participate in a pitch contest, “RenTank,” for a cash prize to help launch their businesses. To sign up for a Bayview Women orientation or to learn more about this program, contact Yamilet Gonzalez, Program Coordinator:
yamilet@rencenter.org | (415) 430-6402.

Biz Fit

Do you own a small business on 3rd Street in Bayview or Leland Avenue in Visitacion Valley? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a business strengthening program, designed to facilitate business growth and sustainability.  An important feature of the program is the development of an Individual Development Plan (IDP), which is used to identify key resources and address specific business needs. Contact Marcus Tartt, Center DIrector to learn more: mtartt@rencenter.org | (415) 430-6403

Contractors Initiative

Our Contractors Initiative supports local small businesses in the construction sector to build their business capacities, technical skills and supportive networks to compete more effectively in the local economy. We help local contractors secure business certifications, receive industry specific training, and mentorship from prime contractors to accelerate the growth of their businesses net profits. Contact Marcus Tartt, Center Director to learn more: mtartt@rencenter.org | (415) 430-6403

Financing Resource Center

The Financing Resource Center (FRC) is also headquartered at Renaissance SoMa. If you need help with getting the right small business loan to start, grow or expand your business please sign up for a consultation with our expert finance consultant. All FRC services are free.

Get a Loan

Business Assistance Center (BAC)

Private offices and cubicles are available to entrepreneurs who commit to intensive growth plans and business expansion strategies. Business incubation provides a professional place of business for emerging entrepreneurs in the construction industries.

Learn More

Team

Yamilet Gonzalez
Yamilet Gonzalez
Program Coordinator

yamilet@rencenter.org

(415) 430-6402

Marcus Tartt
Center Director

mtartt@rencenter.org

(415) 430-6403

Map

Renaissance Bayview
India Basin Plaza
1325-B Evans Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94124
(415) 647-3728