Renaissance Bay Area Makers Popup

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center presents Renaissance Bay Area Makers Popup – a shopping experience featuring over 30 of our Alumni and some of the most diverse and talented makers on September 10, 2016, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at The Yard at Mission Rock.

At Bay Area Makers guests can:
* Shop modern crafts while enjoying the ocean breeze and sunshine.
* Get crafty with a maker-lead workshop.
* Boogie to live music by John Brothers Piano Company.
* Eat burgers by Belcampo Meat Company or crepes by Creperie Saint-Germain. Sip beer by the classic Anchor Brewing Company, or savor the exotic flavors of Sajen Jamu Earth Drink (it just might be the next kombucha craze!).

Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center has helped these Bay Area makers bring their businesses to market giving them the foundation necessary to start, sustain, or grow their entrepreneurial dreams into a successful reality. Through access to small business training, capital, and markets, Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, Kiva Zip and Working Solutions help Bay Area women and men make better lives for themselves and their families, and strengthen their communities through entrepreneurship.

Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center provides aspiring and existing English and Spanish-speaking small business owners with training, mentorship, networks, and resources that are essential to small business success. According to Entrepreneur Tracker, an independent survey conducted by the Aspen Institute in 2015, 44 percent of Renaissance clients start businesses after completing Renaissance’s intensive training programs, and 97 percent of businesses that come to Renaissance while in business stay in business, increasing their household income by an average of 38 percent.

Kiva Zip and Working Solutions both provide entrepreneurs with capital to launch and grow their businesses. Kiva provides crowdfunding loans of $5,000-$10,000 and Working Solutions loans range from $5,000 to $50,000.

Equally important to make this event possible are PopUpsters, The Yard at Mission Rock, Etsy and Bank of America. Popupsters is a marketplace and vendor management system for indie brands to connect with event organizers. The Yard at Mission Rock is a pop-up shipping container village, open 7 days per week, year round. Etsy will be leading a workshop during the event, and when the event is over, Etsy remains a 24/7 marketplace for vendors. And finally, this event wouldn’t be possible without a generous grant by the Bank of America.

It takes a village to support a small business. Come and join the village!

For a detailed schedule of events and list of vendors visit:

About Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center:

In its first 30 years in the Bay Area, Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center – a 501(c)(3) non-profit – has helped thousands of individuals bring over 10,000 small businesses to market, delivering on their mission to enhance Bay Area life through entrepreneurship. Renaissance fuels community vitality by empowering Bay Area women and men to start businesses that bring jobs, character, and sustainable economic health to the local economy. Visit for more information.

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