We support and develop entrepreneurs and small businesses in under-resourced communities in the City of Long Beach, by providing access to culturally appropriate education, community-centered mentorship, matching grant funds, business loans, business development services, community/business-building opportunities and on-going community-centered technical assistance.
We welcome all applications on a rolling basis, so please apply today. We will contact you directly from your application when we start planning interviews for the next class!
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16 Classes of 2 hours each (8 weeks of Entrepreneurial Soft Skills and 8 weeks of Entrepreneurial Technical Skills)
MATCHING GRANT FUNDS
3 - 1 Match upon completion of program & Business license fee waived.
Access to Small Loans via minority-led Community Development Financial Institutions.
WE LABS MEMBERSHIP
A business address and mail service in downtown Long Beach.
Building community and business opportunities other local minority entrepreneurs and business owners.
GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING TRAINING
Assistance in setting up business to contract with the City of Long Beach.
ConnectUP! LONG BEACH
Upon Graduation: Access to Investors and Foundation leaders for learning and potential Investment over a 1.5 day event.
Interested? Learn If you Qualify for Launch Long Beach
Ready to Join the Next Launch Long Beach Class?
We're looking to partner with current small business owners who would benefit from the combination of business and financial resources that Launch Long Beach provides. Entrepreneurs with great new business ideas will also be considered.
Interested in being a mentor?
Having a successful mentor relationship can play a critical role in the future success of our students, and can be extremely fulfilling for the mentor. Learn more about the role and mentorship opportunity with Launch Long Beach.
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