Join a Community of Dreamers, Doers and Founders

The Inclusivity Project combines education, mentorship, and peer-to-peer connection, to help existing and aspiring entrepreneurs build a comprehensive business plan and help them prepare for the long road of business ownership.

Our members have diverse backgrounds and all operate in entrepreneurial environments. We aim to create a supportive growth culture for dreamers, doers, and founders who are ready to dream big and do bigger with the collective power of a community carrying the forerunner spirit.

Membership is FREE, but not for everyone.

IP members are motivated change makers, willing and ready to take action. IP members have a well-constructed business plan and are either ready for financing or have secured financing.

We support members who are not finance-ready with the tools and educational resources to get launch-ready. Ideal IP members are ready to level up their business game while supporting other extraordinary entrepreneurs in the NorCal Black marketplace.

If you’re a dreamer, a doer, a builder, a founder, working on your first startup or have an innovative idea you want to bring to the marketplace — and are ready to leave the status quo behind — the Inclusivity Project will be a good fit for you.


Membership Criteria:

  • The Inclusivity Project is for Black and African American founders and entrepreneurs
  • You must be located within the state of California
  • Businesses should already have a product in the market or paying clients
  • Not in business yet? No problem. Sign up here for our pre-venture track
  • Founder must own at least 20% of the business

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Success Pillars:

The Inclusivity Project combines SBDC’s core business advising and network resources to focus on five pillars of success to advance entrepreneurial empowerment and create new economic opportunities for the Black community.


IP champions to provide 1×1 authentic support tailored specifically to the needs of your business – on day one. We’ve walked the hard and sometimes lonely road of entrepreneurship and can help guide you through the ups, downs, and unexpected turns. 


Bolster your business with the support of a growing network of NorCal Black entrepreneurs. Connect with regional business leaders through high-impact training and events. Gain access to and rub elbows with potential corporate partners and leading business experts.


We engage our network to share resources, best practices, ideas, and more in order to achieve accelerated results for IP members. We leverage the extensive expertise and resources across our more than [x #] partner organizations to foster meaningful impact for our members through 1-to-1 mentorship.


Benefit from our strategic relationships with lenders, municipalities, and state government agencies. Level up your business game and know-how by attending our exclusive member-only business classes, workshops, and events.


We love to share member success stories and embrace all momentum, big and small.

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Running a successful business is serious hard work — but if you have the dream and determination, we invite yo to connect with us.

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