Meet some of our alumni

We've reached over 500 entrepreneurs and have seen nearly 100 alumni complete our core business creation program since 2014.

Carleen Baylor

Nutty Buttery

Ice Cream Parlor, Pantry, Café with a friendly menu, favorite ice cream flavors, revolving artwork, music and folks like you! Located at 701 West Clay Street, Richmond.

Charletta Darville

Community Aid, LLC

Behavioral health agency assisting those with special needs. Providing service facilitation for individuals and families, so they can remain in their homes.

Alan Griffin

Saving with Solar, LLC

Electrical services and energy savings through the installation and maintenance of solar systems. Saving you money, saving energy, saving the planet.

Khalid Khamis

Stack & Strike, Inc.

Building a new sport, and creating a new way of having fun!

David Pastran

River City Upholstery

We restore antique furniture and automotive upholstery so you can rest easy.

Bernie Richardson

Bernie’s Baked Goods

If you’re looking for some sweet satisfaction, call Bernie’s Baked Goods and place an order! Featuring Mississippi Mud Cake, 7-Up Cheese Cake Bars, Sweet Potato Cookie Bars, Gingersnaps, cakes, pies, cookies, breads, and pastries. Remember Bernie’s for your special occasion: weddings, birthdays, parties, social gatherings, or any occasion. ServSafe certified and DBE Certified!

Irish Samuels

Sam’s Stitch & Sew

Customized, hand sewn clothing and other unique designs.

Kevin Williams

Build a Wreck

We buy wrecked automobiles, restore them to factory specifications. It’s the used, used car you can purchase for less.

Charolette Davis

Lyfestyle Mobile

Innovative social movement to design and build custom trailers. These units provide living accommodations that can also be utilized as a temporary or permanent mobile business.

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