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through entrepreneurship

Renaissance has helped tens of thousands of Bay Area
businesses to launch and grow. Are you next?

About Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center

Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center means business.

For more than 35 years, we’ve used the power of entrepreneurship to help people facing systemic barriers to economic mobility achieve financial independence. Locally focused, community-driven, and highly personalized, Renaissance opens pathways to small business through training, one-on-one consulting, access to capital, and networks of support.

Lindsay Knox - LADHA

Lindsey Knox, Owner LADHA

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Emerging Entrepreneurs of the Year

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Pathways to Prosperity: Success Strategies for Minority-Owned Startups

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