We Prepare, Launch And Grow Entrepreneurs & Their Businesses


We help aspiring young entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 29 learn how to build a business using 21st Century methods and tools.


We provide one-on-one coaching and support to help our entrepreneurs build their brand, get customers, and create the right products and services.


To help our entrepreneurs grow, we provide access to investment, loans, business mentors, professional advisors, new customers and opportunities.

Meet some of Oakland's Emerging 100 entrepreneurs!

Oakland's Emerging 100 is collaborative initiative to prepare, launch and grow 100+ young entrepreneurs each year. We are creating a pathway to business ownership for underrepresented entrepreneurs in Oakland.

Our entrepreneurs, ages 18 to 29, come to us with a variety of business ideas - from food businesses to clothing & apparel to a wide range of service businesses such as auto body repair, massage, tutoring, consulting, college admissions, styling, and more. We help you build your business idea using modern methodologies and easy-to-use technology, so that you can start making money to sustain your business and your passion. 

Our extensive group of committed partners ensures that you get the right information & resources, from the right people, at the right time!

CircleUp Education

Tyrone and Tiffany are the co-founders of CircleUp Education, a social enterprise that cultivates thriving and equitable communities. They offer training, coaching and consulting services in Diversity & Social Equity, Restorative Practices and Professional Development. 

Youth Business USA provides resources, mentoring and encouragement that support enthusiastic entrepreneurs in making their business dreams become a profitable reality.
— Tyrone Botelho, Co-founder of CircleUp Education
This program has changed my life. I finally have the resources and confidence I need to succeed with my social enterprise. I gained so much I just can’t wait to implement what I learned.
— Isaiah Teague (2015 Youth Hub Fellowship)
Youth Business USA helped me build Run The World, a socially conscious clothing company.
— Victor Sandifer, Owner of Run The World Clothing
“Through this program, I’ve been able to shift my thinking from planning to work for someone to valuing the capital of my skills enough to invest time in building up myself”
— Erin Clark (2015 Youth Hub Fellowship)



Contact Info:

Email us at: info@emerging100.org

Call us at: 510-379-8952