Supporting the San Francisco Small Restaurant Tradition

Kiva & Millennia Minds are co-hosting a co-working event on August 22 to connect small restaurant owners and business experts to navigate the challenges of running a small restaurant in San Francisco.  Our own Darius Mahajer will be speaking on the panel.  Click here to register.   Event fees are fully reimbursable by sending an…

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Veteran Launch July Newsletter

OBDC Small Business Finance believes that our unique partnerships and staff expertise are critical components to connecting our borrowers to the funding, education, and relationships they need to thrive. This year continues to be full of exciting new partnerships and staff contributions…

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True Pops: Youth-focused Oakland Company

Main Street Launch launched our Entrepreneur in Residence program in 2016.  One of our EIR companies is Civil Labs, a social enterprise with a mission to empower young people to make change in their community and to give them the resources to do so.  The most recent youth-focused company Civil Labs is incubating is True Pops.…

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Meet Our Clients: The Port Bar

Sean Sullivan has been an advocate for the LGBTQ community and the Oakland small business community for 15 years.  He and his partner Richard Fuentes saw an opportunity to create a gathering place open seven days per week, specifically focused on serving LGBTQ people and Uptown.  From that combination of passion and opportunity, The Port…

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Entrepreneurs in Residence

In 2016, in partnership with Wells Fargo’s Diverse Community Capital fund, Main Street Launch developed some additional programs and services specifically designed to support African American small business owners in Oakland and San Francisco.  This program is lead by Robert Lattimore, Senior Vice President.  One element is our Entrepreneur in Residence Program.   Our Entrepreneurs…

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