ESO provides Black and Brown communities with the confidence, competence, and capital to take their early-stage business idea to the next level through



ESO Ventures is an East Oakland rooted company driving real results to Black and Brown entrepreneurs.

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As an aspiring B-corp, we believe in the power of local entrepreneurship. We provide the confidence, competence, and capital in underinvested communities for established and beginning entrepreneurs to build where they are.

We believe in shared prosperity based on

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Starting a business can be a daunting journey. Becoming a part of the ESO Community empowers you with the mindset and skillset to thrive as a local entrepreneur. You learn in a community with and from others.



We know what it takes to build
successful businesses from scratch. By participating in the ESO business incubator program, you’ll develop and practice entrepreneurial skills to boldly face new challenges and opportunities.

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We’re here to fund and incubate the next thousands of successful businesses in our community. We utilize a sustainable financing model and deploy financial investment products designed with our entrepreneurs at heart.

It's time to grow!
Become an ESO Entrepreneur

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Tell us about you
and your business.

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Get connected to our upcoming events, and we’ll send you an invitation to join the next cohort.

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As a member of our next cohort, you’ll complete a 10-week business incubator program connecting with our network, resources, assistance and investment options to scale or sustain your business.

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100% of our investments are directed to Black and Brown people with local dreams. Read our latest impact report.