Celebrating 2021-2022 Entrepreneur-In-Residence Program Graduates

Main Street Launch celebrates another year of entrepreneurial excellence. On Saturday, March 5, 2022 members of the community celebrated the graduating class of the 2021-22 Entrepreneurs in Residence program. Main Street Launch hosted the graduating cohort, mentors, friends, and grantors and colleagues at the scenic Viaggio Winery located in Lodi, CA. Nine program participants from…

MAIN STREET LAUNCH AWARDED $2 MILLION BY WELLS FARGO TO SUPPORT AFRICAN AMERICAN ENTREPRENEURS

MAIN STREET LAUNCH AWARDED $2 MILLION BY WELLS FARGO TO SUPPORT AFRICAN AMERICAN ENTREPRENEURS This grant will enable Main Street Launch to address the racial wealth gap through launching an African American Entrepreneurship Institute. May 6, 2019, Oakland: Wells Fargo announced a $2 million dollar grant in support of Main Street Launch, a Community Development…

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…

Get to Know Robert Lattimore

Katie Taylor, Main Street’s Assistant Vice President – Communications, interviews Robert Lattimore, Senior Vice President. Robert has over 35 years of experience in the public, private, and economic development sectors. His experience includes working with company founders, financial institutions, community based organizations, and local municipalities. Robert has helped over 200 entrepreneurs in diverse business sectors. Click…