We are proud to announce that on Saturday, January 27, 2024 we celebrated the graduation of the 2023$1,000 Start-Ups Cohort. Their successful fulfillment of the 9-month Entrepreneurship, Financial Management, and Life Skills Training Program brings the total number of small businesses started and grown directly through $1,000 Start-Ups to 43. Primarily from traditionally underserved populations, these entrepreneurs may not otherwise have the necessary support and opportunity to achieve their ambitions to start a business. Their success benefits not only themselves and their families, but also contributes to a strong local economy and culture.

Meet the 2023 Cohort Graduates!

2023 Cohort Gratudates

There are many ways you can congratulate and support these new business owners:

  • Visit their websites

  • Follow and share on social media

  • Write a review

  • Look for them at local markets, fairs, and events

  • Tell your friends

On behalf of our graduates, staff, and Board of Directors, thank you for your continued support and for making it possible to provide these beneficial opportunities for entrepreneurs and for our community.

Our 2024 Program begins on May 8, 2024. We look forward to welcoming a new and ambitious group of entrepreneurs.  If you or someone you know would like learn more about how the program works and the application process, please visit our website.