Renaissance Mid-Peninsula

Located in East Palo Alto, Renaissance Mid-Peninsula provides  services throughout San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. With a variety of learning and networking experiences to help you with your business idea, business launch and growth, all that’s needed is your passion and commitment. Our staff and consultants are dedicated to coaching and guiding you through every phase of your business development.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Learn how we can help you with your business

To get an overview of all small business services offered at Renaissance Mid-Peninsula we invite you to attend an upcoming orientation. See calendar for the next orientation or contact Crystal Rasmussen for more information: | 650-321-2193 ext. 1103

Small business assistance services

We have business readiness, business fundamentals, business prep, women’s empowerment, and financial management classes, just to name a few. We also have technology, e-commerce, merchandising, sales, marketing, plus many others for you to explore. All classes and workshops are offered in English and Spanish. Join us for a class or workshop and take your business to the next level. See calendar for more information. 

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We offer financial assistance 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 or email Crystal Rasmussen at with any questions.


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.

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Business incubation

We are proud to have the first Business Incubator in East Palo Alto! This program provides professional office spaces and business development services for entrepreneurs seeking to grow their business at an accelerated rate.

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Crystal Rasmussen
Program Coordinator

(650) 321-2193ext 1103

Tim Russell
Tim Russell
Program Director

(650) 321-2193 ext. 1102

Scarlett Velasquez
Program Assistant

(650) 321-2193


Renaissance Mid-Peninsula
1848 Bay Road
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 321-2193