San Francisco Bay Area Partners
Our local partners provide extensive support to the entrepreneurs who participate in Centro's Entrepreneur Readiness Program. They dispense basic entrepreneurship training, facilitate business students as their advisors, and give access to capital when the entrepreneurs are ready.
Our entrepreneurship partners deliver basic entrepreneurship training to low-income, under-educated and underserved current and aspiring small business owners.
- La Cocina
- Mandela MarketPlace
- Operation HOPE
- Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center
- The Latina Center in Richmond
Our educational partners connect us with graduate business school students who we then match with small business owners. Together, they work on business plans, marketing strategy, finance and beyond.
- Dominican University
- Hult International Business School
- Mills College
- New Sector AmeriCorps RISE Fellowships
- Presidio Graduate School
- Saint Mary’s College
- San Francisco State University
- University of California Berkeley
- University of San Francisco
Our lending partners are organizations who provide small business loans and other financial services. Our job is to connect Centro entrepreneurs with the lending partners who are the best fit for them.
Entrepreneurship Affiliates Across the United States
The following affiliate organizations use Centro's Basic Entrepreneurship Suite to complement or revamp their own business training programs.
- Bethel LA CDC
- Valley Economic Development Center (VEDC) - Affiliation in progress
- Vermont Slauson Economic Development Center (VSEDC)
- West Angeles CDC
Become an SF Bay Area Partner or U.S. Affiliate
We are always looking to work with additional organizations that are passionate about entrepreneurship and economic development. Please fill out the form below if you would like to explore joining us as San Francisco Bay Area, or an entrepreneurship education partner in other parts of the United States.