Working on the Coastside

Business Development Support

Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center is excited to have a Coastside located inside the Opportunity Center of the Coastside!

Our Coastside location supports local entrepreneurs from Montara to Pescadero on the Coastside.

Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center

Renaissance Coastside Team

Lizzette Solis

Lizzette Solis

Program Manager

(408) 409-4375

Celeste Hernandez

Celeste Hernandez

Program Assistant

(650) 200-3059

Programs & Services

All Programs and Services are offered in English and Spanish for free or low-cost.

Renaissance provides professional training, expert consulting, access to capital, and a vibrant support network for all entrepreneurs, including those who may be facing discrimination by race, gender, sexual orientation, economic level, immigration status, or past incarceration.

Renaissance operates multiple Bay Area Locations, offering both core programs and community-specific services.

Some of our offerings include:

  • Small Business Intensive Training Classes
  • Customized One-On-One Consulting
  • Access to Capital
  • Access to Markets
  • Skill Building
  • Industry-Specific Workshops
  • Technology and Digital Marketing Training
  • Legal Assistance
  • Networking

About Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center

For more than 35 years, we’ve used the power of entrepreneurship to help people facing systemic barriers to economic mobility achieve financial independence. Locally focused, community-driven, and highly personalized, Renaissance opens pathways to small business through training, one-on-one consulting, access to capital, and networks of support.

Our Mission

Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center transforms lives and communities through entrepreneurship. Our mission is to empower and increase the entrepreneurial capacities of socially and economically diverse individuals and thereby strengthen our communities through the creation of sustainable new businesses, new jobs, and financial self-sufficiency.

Our Guiding Values


We believe in the transformational power of entrepreneurship, including innovation, risk-taking, learning through experience, and fostering a mindset of growth.


We aspire to a world where each person reaches their potential from their own unique history and situation, having received the support they need.


We start with the conviction that we can make a positive change. We believe in our ability to transform communities through economic empowerment and by removing institutionalized barriers to opportunity.


We believe in the power of the individual and the ability to create change through true inclusion. Renaissance celebrates, enjoys, and honors each other, our uniqueness, our differences, and our contributions


We aspire to lead long-term positive change in our communities, investing in our organization and supporting client businesses to become part of our economic fabric.


We earn the trust of others by fulfilling our obligations. We are committed to excellence in our individual and organizational performance and in the services we deliver.