SEED: SMALL BUSINESS INCUBATOR

 

Site

South of Market Area (SoMa), SF

LAUNCHING

Fall 2017

Team

Renaissance Staff
Kultivate Staff


 

RENAISSANCE + KULTIVATE LABS

The joint incubator program will support small business launch, sustainability, and growth of SoMa businesses.

Our business incubator programs include Individual Development Plans (IDPs), boot-camp workshops, and one-on-one consulting that goes beyond skill-set building. Together, we provide mentorship, access to capital, business incubation and placement services which advance the SoMa Community Stabilization Fund Strategic Plan by ensuring that all “small community-serving businesses can contribute to and benefit from the South of Market Community.”

 
 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION


BOOT CAMP WORKSHOPS

These one-day workshops provide emerging and established entrepreneurs customized training on financial management, accounting, branding, marketing, social media, website development, crowdfunding, and business operations. 

 

INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT PLANS

Each entrepreneur meets with staff and consultants to develop an IDP outlining her/his personal and business goals as well as the action steps needed to achieve them.

 

INDIVIDUAL CONSULTING AND ONGOING SUPPORT

Businesses will receive customized support from experts in finance (i.e. loan servicing or customized crowdfunding campaign), marketing (i.e customized digital ad campaigns), branding (i.e logo redesign or new websites), and operations to prepare them for a successful business launch and sustained growth. They will also be able to attend Renaissance’s skill-building workshops, training, and events free of charge. 

 

BUSINESS INCUBATION AND PLACEMENT

We will help businesses identify, negotiate, and secure commercial space in SoMa, Renaissance’s small business incubator space at 275 5th Street, and throughout the neighborhood.