Success Stories

Renaissance celebrates our incredible entrepreneurs and their achievements. Read these inspiring stories of their journey to success.

Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year, Karina Rivera
Meet Michelle Pusateri, 2023 Established Entrepreneur of the Year
Meet 2023 Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year, Dontaye Ball
Flower World CA
Puzzled2020
Harris Hoisting
Celebrating Hispanic and Latinx Small Business
Kokak Chocolates
Florecitas Decoraciones
Rustic Postres
Aleyda’s Styles and Beauty
Space Chemp Clothing Co
Space Chemp Clothing Co. is a t-shirt business started by single father Amadi Mobley.
Erika Ipanaque atelier
Garment alterations & dance circle skirts designs. I’m a full-time mom, with a passion for sewing.
Confetti This
Confetti This Lifestyle Boutique provides styles that have quality built in and will last through the wear and tear of […]
Yaaqueline Y su Sabor Cubano
Yaqueline y Su Sabor Cubano offers aboriginal criollo Cuban food and Cuban music in the San Francisco Bay Area. 98% […]
Aplus Dry Cleaner
Thuy Pham, owner of APlus Dry Cleaner, launched her business in 2012 in the heart of East San Jose. For […]
Fiesta Mexxikana
Fiesta Mexxikana in San Jose was in business for 10 years, specializing in Mexican party supplies and events.
Tico Coffee
Mariana is a Tica (Tico / Tica is a colloquial term for a native of Costa Rica) and a proud […]
Artesanias Kool
ARTEMEX
MR. PICKLE’S
SUAREZ PAINTING INC.
PAN AFRICA CITY ALIVE
MITCHELL’S ENVIRONMENTAL LLC
Ase Arts
Asé Arts LLC is an Oakland-based visual arts provider in service to black and brown communities. Utilizing the arts as […]
LA PORTE EDUCATION ADVISING
Liz La Porte is an experienced college advisor who founded her education counseling practice in 2012 to help students navigate […]
ERIN PARSLEY DANCE
EARTHFIRE ARTS STUDIO
Company: Earthfire Arts Studio Owner(s): Asima Arif Website: https://www.earthfireartsstudio.com/ About the company Earthfire is a pottery/painting studio, drop ins, will […]
SONAR
I learned so much from the program. From the finance classes I learned how to create spreadsheets to keep track of my expenses and profit. Originally, I only focused on…
FILLMORE JAZZ AMBASSADORS
I have a heart beat for seeing women liberated and standing in their true essence.
CLT Construction
BELLE NOIRE ACCESSORIES