Helping communities thrive, one entrepreneur at a time.
Supporting Individuals While Helping Communities Thrive
Our mission is to help low-to-moderate-income entrepreneurs build businesses in underserved areas in New York City and the Bay Area so that they can increase their personal financial security as well as stimulate economic activity in their communities. We believe that entrepreneurship results in increased innovation and sustained economic growth for everyone, in particular, those most traditionally marginalized.
By investing in our most underserved entrepreneurs, we nurture their talent and develop the next wave of leaders and innovators who will not only create jobs and value for our society, but also empower others to create a better future.
Who We Serve
Start Small targets entrepreneurs and small business owners who either live in or sell goods or services in underserved communities in New York City and the Bay Area who possess the fundamental building blocks to create and sustain viable businesses but lack the resources to afford or otherwise access professional legal and financial expertise.