This initiative is a team effort. In order to equip the Entrepreneurs with the knowledge and tools they will need to build/expand a thriving business, we need your help!


Fall 2020 Cohort

Michael Roosevelt
Founder & CEO | The Wizard Make Ice Cream Shop


Maceo Cabrera Estevez

Owner | Booklandia, LLC


Daniel Zarazua

Co-Founder | Pochino Press

Isaiah Johnson

Co-Founder | Project Beanstalk


Hope Hines

Founder & CEO | Hella Juiced (510)


Kee Conti

Co-Founder & CEO | Total Infusion, Inc.

Aaron Stewart

Co-Founder | MexiQ Catering Company

Ali-akan Bryant 

Founder & CEO | Kimbi Raw Essentials


Brea Watt

Founder & CEO | Butter Brown Bakehouse

Robert Gilchrest

Founder & CEO | Let's Grow Inside


Artensia Young

Owner | HaPPi Hands Childcare


Aaliyah Filos

Founder & CEO | My Rose Colored Views Productions ®

Make a Donation

ESO Ventures is an initiative fiscally sponsored by the Peralta Colleges Foundation and managed by Working World LLC.  To make a tax deductible donation please make your gift to the Peralta Colleges Foundation and reference ESO Ventures in the note. 

Get Your Business Funded

Calling all East Oakland Entrepreneurs:

We want to invest in YOU.

By helping you build a successful business, you can be a part of redeveloping MacArthur Boulevard, and giving your neighbors a place to shop locally.

Cohort Participants Get:

$500 Stipend

A laptop & one year of internet access

1:1 and group mentorship

Learn business fundamentals

Access to seed money for your business

***We will not use your ideas, disclose, or sell them to any third party source.***

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