The Bay Area boasts many great resources to help small business who are looking to start or grow. Main Street Launch is a proud member of the Bay Area Entrepreneurship Alliance, convened by the Alliance for Community Development.
The Alliance for Community Development is a nonprofit dedicated to increasing access to capital for underrepresented entrepreneurs, including but not limited to women, people of color, and veterans. They created the Bay Area Capital Connections Conference, gathering entrepreneurs and those who support them to connect featured entrepreneurs and others with the resources and network they need to pursue their goals.
The Alliance for Community Development offers free tools for all members of the entrepreneurship ecosystem:
- Business owners
- Service providers
- Personal support providers
- Environmental support providers
In addition, the Alliance has developed the Bay Area Entrepreneurship Database, establishing a list of resources that support entrepreneurs. Click here to review the database.
To best serve the ecosystem, the Alliance developed the Bay Area Entrepreneurship Alliance (BAE Alliance), convening the ecosystem to better connect everyone and to refer entrepreneurs with trusted resources to support their business development. Membership provides a quarterly opportunity to connect at the BAE Alliance Quarterly meetings, access to resources and support from the community, and access to mentorship from members. Click here for more information about membership.
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