Start:me - Evanston

What is Start:ME?

Start MicroEntrepreneur Accelerator Program (Start:ME) is an intensive 14-week accelerator program that provides the most promising micro-entrepreneurs in the Evanston community business training, mentorship support and the early-stage financing needed to develop their businesses.

What We Do

We connect micro-entrepreneurs with Knowledge, Networks and Capital.

Knowledge: We deliver 14 weeks of hands on learning that injects needed business acumen into participating ventures.

Networks: We connect participating entrepreneurs to one another, and to a range of local business professionals and other support organizations through a tailored mentorship program, regular community events, and virtual tools.

Capital: We provide guaranteed, low cost loans through our dedicated loan fund to the most promising ventures as selected by the entrepreneurs themselves.

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Our Partners

City of Evanston

Community Building Institute

Greater Cincinnati Redevelopment Authority



St. Andrews Church

Williams College of Business


Cincinnati Development Fund


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