ED/I  Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center


     Office Locations:

1325-B Evans Avenue
Renaissance Bayview, India Basin Plaza
San Francisco, CA 94124
Phone: 415-647-3728
Fax: 415-647-1542

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  • Information Technology



    The Mission of Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center is to empower and increase the entrepreneurial capacities of socially and economically diverse people in the SF Bay Area. Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center is a non-profit organization that provides small business training and support services to women and men throughout the Bay Area. Founded in 1985, Renaissance was one of the first micro-enterprise development programs in the country. Renaissance has served 18,250 very low-to-moderate income women and men who have created and grown over 4,700 sustainable new businesses and over 10,550 new jobs. The group's Business Incubator, launched in 1990, was the first of its kind in Northern California. Located in San Francisco in the SoMa District (275 5th Street), Renaissance's on-site Business Incubator houses over 30 businesses in a supportive entrepreneurial community providing low-cost office space and intensive business development services to help support their success. Typical loan requests range from $5,000â€"$250,000.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Aracely Barrios Staff Accountant
    Charity Espiritu Director of Development and Communications
    Lisa Kirvin Managing Director of Finance, Operations, and HR
    Sharon Miller Chief Executive Officer


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