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Ventures is a Seattle-based nonprofit that empowers aspiring entrepreneurs with limited resources and unlimited potential. We provide access to business training,capital, coaching and hands-on learning opportunities for entrepreneurs. We serve community members for whom traditional business development services are out of reach, with a focus on women, people of color,immigrants, and individuals with low income.Our ultimate goal is to support individuals to increase their income potential, achieve long-term financial stability, provide for their families and enrich their communities through small business ownership.
Your financial investment at any level will equip low-income business owners with business training, support, financial education and access to capital to improve their lives through small business ownership.
Volunteer positions at Ventures are customized to meet passions, skills and industry background. There are opportunities to work directly with aspiring entrepreneurs and to support our daily operations and special projects behind the scenes.Orientations are offered monthly at the Ventures office or can be brought to your workplace.
Ventures relies on community partners like you to make our programs possible. We would love to collaborate with you by hosting a business course at your organization, working together to deliver programming for the community, sharing information about volunteer opportunities at your workplace, developing investment strategies for your foundation or corporation, or identifying other unique ways for you to partner with us.
Experience our mission in action and witness the success of our clients’ businesses by attending a graduation or event, shopping at our retail and food incubators or purchasing products, services, and food directly from Ventures clients.