“The classes helped me a great deal because I learned how to manage my business’ finances, before then, money seemed to come in one pocket and go out the other. At Renaissance, one learns about business little by little, putting those lessons into practice with real results, that’s much better than doing things blindly.” --
Marlene Cazares, owner of Las Muchachas restaurant in Mountain View, California.
We are small business experts providing low-cost and free services to men and women with an idea and a dream as well as those with many years working for him/her self who are ready to take the business, however small, to the next level. Our service delivery model is classroom-based.
Mid-Peninsula Class Locations
Renaissance Mid-Peninsula manages classes in several locations; Daly City, East Palo Alto, Redwood City, and Richmond, while offering both English and Spanish language business classes at three of our four locations respectively. Our Map of Success is a guide for the classes we offer and lays out the best path and order to take the classes for optimal success as you Start, Plan, and Grow your business.
Each Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center location offers unique services along with several core classes offered organization-wide. Please browse our course descriptions at our various sites and check out our consulting page for more information on the advice and support we offer by providing one-on-one consultation.
Virtual Incubation Program
The Virtual Incubation Program (VIP), is a program Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center offer to clients and requires that you have participated in a minimum of 6 hours of business instruction.
Virtual Incubation provides all of the business development services and affiliation that the Renaissance SoMa Business Incubator provides but is unique for growing companies that do not need a physical office space.
The Renaissance Mid-Peninsula location allows businesses access to computers and Wi-Fi service in the Comcast Computer Center along with use of printers and helpful staff. These amenities are coupled with free monthly legal consultations, workshops, and one-on-one business consulting.
Access to the Comcast Computer Center and Virtual Incubation Program is 9am to 5pm, unless classes are in session.
Contact Information for Program Staff
Tim Russell, Center Manager
(650) 321-2193 ext.1102
Luis Vizcardo, Program Coordinator
(650) 321-2193 ext.1101
Jennifer Witte, Program Associate
(650) 321-2193 ext.1103