Renaissance Richmond

Located in downtown Richmond, directly across the street from Richmond BART, Renaissance Richmond welcomes new and experienced business owners who desire the skills, community and confidence to build thriving businesses. With a variety of learning experiences to help you test an idea or launch or grow your business,  all that’s needed is your passion, commitment and hard work. Our expert staff and consultants are dedicated to teaching, coaching and guiding you through every phase of your business development.

Learn how we can help you with your business

We recommend coming to an orientation to get an overview of the small business services offered at Renaissance Richmond. Join us for an orientation, held the first Wednesday of every month.

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Small business assistance services

We offer intensive business readiness, business fundamentals, business planning, and women empowerment classes, just to name a few. We also have sales, marketing, ecommerce, and legal workshops, consulting, networking and more. All services are offered in English and Spanish. See calendar for more information.

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We offer financial assistance for our classes through scholarships, that range from 10-50% off 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 by clicking the button below or email Lucero De Leon at with any questions.


Launch and Grow Meetups

Richmond Meetups are monthly gatherings for entrepreneurs in West Contra Costa to network and discuss topics pertinent to new and growing small business owners. See our calendar to find the next Meetup.


Launch and Grow Labs

Launch and Grow Labs are study groups for entrepreneurs to work and solve business problems with the help of other entrepreneurs. The Lab is held the first  Monday of each month. See our calendar to find the next Launch and Grow Lab.


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—coming soon!

Professional office space will be available shortly for new and emerging businesses committed to growing their business, available to entrepreneurs committed to intensive growth. Email Lucero DeLeon at to join our interest list and we will let you know when we are ready to begin.

Coworking—coming soon!

Co-Working space is an open room concept shared work space for those seeking an entrepreneurial community and access to conference rooms, computers, copier, wifi and expert consultants. Email Lucero DeLeon at to join our interest list and we will let you know when we are ready to begin.


Asier Soto
Marketing and Evaluation Intern

Lucero De Leon
Lucero De Leon
Program & Marketing Coordinator

(510) 221-2003

Bret Alexander Sweet
Bret Alexander Sweet
Center Director

(510) 221-2002


Renaissance Richmond
1500 MacDonald Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801
(510) 221-2000