Emerge and Rise™, together with its community, aims to promote local growth and economic development. Our goal is to support, flourish, and empower a small business community.
We provide focused training and substantial resources to our members, including 1:1 business development support and strategic planning.
Emerge and Rise™ is a small but growing 501(c)3 nonprofit initiative dedicated to connecting the right resources to local small businesses in San Antonio. Using a strategy-driven approach, we bring investors, opportunities, talents, top advisors, community leaders, and vital institutional supporters together to generate actual returns while improving economic vitality and quality of life in underrepresented communities across San Antonio.
Our vision is a thriving economy in San Antonio that reduces poverty and increases life satisfaction by fostering an inclusive environment where communities thrive through participation in quality employment opportunities in small business ownership and entrepreneurialism. We want to make sure that the right resources are brought together to encourage economic vitality and better quality of life in communities with historically lower rates of business ownership.
Our mission is to proactively reach out to community members who have been underrepresented in decision-making (veterans, minorities, immigrants, women, and formally incarcerated) and ensure that the economic development strategies chosen have broad community support and the potential to generate a more significant transformative impact.
We are a 100% volunteer-led organization.
Est. February 2021
Formalized July 2021
501(c)3 January 2022
Seeing a need for economic transformation work in this area, we formed our organization to provide sensible solutions to our community.
Your support and contributions will enable us to help, train, and advocate for our Small Business Community in the San Antonio area.
With Emerge and Rise™, we are seeking to empower entrepreneurs from communities typically underserved by economic development in San Antonio. Entrepreneurship is not just about startups. It's about transformation.
Emerge and Rise™ is a business incubator that provides wrap-around support services to new businesses to improve their chances of success.
New entrepreneurs and small businesses often underestimate the effect of intangible resources, such as business fundamentals and social capital.
Our incubator delivers new life into our community while targeting groups underrepresented in the existing business community.
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