Malaya Acupuncture and Wellness Center was started by Emil Velasquez when he wasn’t satisfied with the treatment options for his parents when they were sick.
Karen Roberts opened HauteButch in April 2012 after she had been having a hard time finding clothes that she actually wanted to wear. She is filling a huge need that has yet to be satisfied by providing gender neutral and masculine clothes that are made to fit women.
Barebottle Brewing Co., owned by Lester Koga, Mike Seitz, and Benjamin Sterling, is a craft brewery and taproom in San Francisco. Lester and Mike started brewing together in 2008 while working corporate jobs. However, they decided to quit their jobs and pursue their passion of brewing beer.
California nonprofit receives $1.2 million from JPMorgan Chase to invest in veteran entrepreneurs
Veteran entrepreneurs will gain new partnerships to support their business growth
Calvin Andrews, owner of Lena’s Soul Food Cafe, opened the restaurant because he wanted to share the cooking that he grew up on. The cafe is named after his mother who taught him and his three siblings how to cook.
Josee Savard Schumer opened The Philoglots after she was inspired by teaching a French program at a local school. She created The Philoglots which is a gathering place for people to come and learn the practical use of language.
Shawn Higgins served in the jewelry industry for twenty years, but he began questioning whether he wanted to stay part of an industry that is harmful to people and the environment. Then he met Lindsay Daunell, who has a background in environmental studies.
Fair Game is a video game store located in Sacramento that offers retro games, old consoles, collector items, and much more. Terry Watts, a marine corp veteran, runs the store with enthusiasm that connects with the customers. He has formed a great relationship with his community, and he is enhancing his reach by engaging in…
Alicia K Designs is a boutique full-service event design and production company that turns weddings, corporate events, and social gatherings into extraordinary events. Founded by Alicia herself, she works with clients to cater to their needs, whether they need hands on help planning the entire event or if they are looking for help on a…
Rosa Martin, the owner of Las Marianas Food Truck, started out as a brick and mortar restaurant, but as rent prices increased, she turned to Main Street Launch for additional capital to open a food truck instead. This became one of Oakland’s first Guatemalan food trucks, and Rosa serves delicious Guatemalan and Mexican favorites throughout…