Business Acceleration Competition

Do you see a need for a service or product in your local community that isn’t being filled? Are you currently running a side project that could go big if only you knew how to get traction? Do you have a great idea for a business but need cash to get started?

Now is the time to apply to START UP Mendo and compete for a $10,000 challenge grant funded by the Community Foundation of Mendocino.

START UP Mendo is a business acceleration program designed to innovate and accelerate new businesses in our local community. The program educates existing and early stage companies in a variety of skills including finances, management, marketing, sales and presentation skills, to compete for a challenge grant. STARTUP Mendo takes a team approach to holistically helping the emerging entrepreneur and fledging business owners reach and exceed their potential. You will work individually with quality specialists and work as a cohort to discover, learn and build confidence to turn your ideas into action.

It mobilizes local resources in support of local start-ups and growing businesses. It brings together local residents interested in local investing with local entrepreneurs looking for resources to stimulate the economy, rapidly.