COMMUNITY. COMMERCE. CULTURE.
A FILIPINO BUSINESS RENAISSANCE IS BREWING IN SF'S NEWEST CULTURAL DISTRICT.
IT'S CALLED SOMA PILIPINAS.
GET INVOLVED. KULTIVATE THE FUTURE.
Enrich San Francisco's Cultural Diversity by Accelerating Commerce and Building Community
In April of 2016, San Francisco's Board of Supervisors unanimously passed legislation creating a Filipino Cultural district called SOMA Pilipinas.
Kultivate Labs is a community conscious non-profit business accelerator dedicated to creating economic opportunity and developing a vibrant commercial corridor in the cultural district.
THE MERCHANT ASSOCIATION
Building a New Filipino-American Entrepreneurial Community
Business collaboration and mutual support is the backbone of any thriving cultural district. SOMA Pilipinas is no exception. That's why we're calling on all culturally relevant businesses and entrepreneurs to join our cause.
Helping Entrepreneurs Create Thriving Businesses
Our goal is the long term success of the businesses in SOMA Pilipinas. The Incubator invests the resources needed to develop the skills, support, and assets needed to help entrepreneurs thrive.
But we can't do it alone. We're looking for candidates as well as community conscious experts to get involved.
Nothing Brings People Together Better Than Food
Having great restaurants, cafés, and bars is at the core of all cultural districts. To develop a flourishing food and beverage scene, we're creating a recurring Pop-up restaurant series that will give entrepreneurs valuable experience as well as drive traffic into SOMA Pilipinas.
An Ongoing Arts, Retail, and Food Festival
Our monthly night markets are designed for the SOMA Pilipinas community. These family friendly night markets will boost economic activity, give exposure to local artisans, and create job opportunities for the district's youth.
REAL ESTATE MATCHMAKING
A Retail Pop-up to Permanent Program and Access to Exclusive Opportunities
Kultivate Labs will work to activate under utilized real estate to provide retail businesses with pop-up to permanent locations as well as unique off market opportunities.
Providing Entrepreneurs Multiple Options to Raise Capital Through Low-cost Loans, Crowdfunding, and Demo Days
Every business needs cash to have a fighting chance. Whether it's attracting investors, getting a loan, or crowdfunding, we'll be helping our entrepreneurs find the source of capital that ensures their long term success.
Soma Pilipinas Is a Historic Opportunity to Rejuvenate SF's Most Valuable Asset -- Diversity
All we need is YOU. Your support, your expertise, your participation, and your generosity.
Only together can we make history and create a bright future.