Street Entrepreneurs envisions a grit-based economy where people with talent, drive, and hustle have access to the resources needed to sustainably solve the problems impacting their lives, their communities, and our world.


As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, we do not profit from the businesses we support. Instead, harness the power of small business founders to create positive change and cultivate equitable communities. We do this by creating access to knowledge, connections, and capital.



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Our 2020 accelerator will provide 200 hours of business education, 48 interactive workshops, and 18 Talent Exchange sessions to nearly 1,000 entrepreneurs in every ward of Washington, D.C. The grittiest founders will be selected by their peers to showcase at Street Pitch. 

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Be part of our commitment to ensure an entrepreneur’s economic limitations do not inhibit their growth. Make a tax-deductible donation and volunteer with us today. Every bit helps. We value one dollar as much as a million. 


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Do you have what it takes to be a Street Entrepreneur? To qualify: First, you need GRIT. Second, you must be solving a problem that matters to you. Third, be willing to pay it forward to those that come after you.