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Welcome to the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center!
In our first 33 years, we have helped over 27,500 entrepreneurs to start and grow more than 15,000 small businesses, creating 22,500 jobs. If you have a business idea you want to explore, are ready to start a business or want to grow and expand your business, Renaissance is here to help you transform your dreams into reality.
Take your business to the next level with our business classes and workshops taught by expert consultants, and networking and special events.
Our small business services include programs for women, scholarships, business loan consulting and office space for rent and lease.
Visit our Women’s Business Center to receive women-focused small business and empowerment training and networking events.
The best business assistance in the San Francisco Bay Area
Serving San Francisco, the East Bay, the Peninsula and San Jose, we can help you with your small business needs around the Bay Area. Each of our four centers offers classes, workshops and support services to help you build essential skills needed for success. From our Business Planning Classes to our SF Fashion Series, technology training and Contractors Initiative, each Center offers services as unique as the people and businesses in the communities we serve. Explore what each center has to offer.
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Our clients start and grow successful businesses
“Being unemployed was scary, but Renaissance gave me direction, took away the fear.”
—Beth Pride, BPE Global
“Renaissance helped us write our business plan and fund our business. The Paso a Paso class in Spanish, my native language, was perfect for me!”
—Marielos Davila, Artesana Sausages
Upcoming at Renaissance
Attend this free onboarding session* and learn about our 4-Week Start Smart course. Start Smart is an introductory business class...
Held regularly at all Renaissance Centers, orientations will introduce you to Renaissance classes, workshops, programs for women, special events, access...
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Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center (Renaissance) is a registered 501c(3) non-profit social impact organization working at the intersection of racial, economic, and social justice. Our mission 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 businesses, new jobs, and the promotion of financial self-sufficiency. As a result of our work, individuals who face systemic barriers to economic opportunity due to race, income, gender, sexual orientation, immigration status, or former incarceration are achieving economic mobility, creating better futures for themselves and their families, and playing pivotal roles in the social fabric and economic vitality of our communities.