Since 1999, Urban Ventures has assisted approximately 500 small community businesses in Rhode Island access business services ranging from Micro Business Boot-camps to Incubators, Micro Business coaching to Starting-up businesses.
Urban Ventures' Demographics Served
What We've Achieved
Urban Ventures co-author the Broad Band Rhode Island grant for $4.5 million, for the support and implementation of a "virtual incubator". Link
125 clients in our portfolio
Assisting businesses in 18 cities and towns in RI
Worked with the City of Pawtucket - Planning (Economic Development) Department - 2013
Worked with the City of Providence - Providence Healthy Corner store Pilot Project 2014
RI Urban Apprenticeship Program - 2015/2016, in partnership with UA 51, Progreso Latino, Mayforth Group and New Commons.
Provide support for community small businesses
Increase business planning knowledge and skills
Increase potential to secure finance
Increase business competence
Increase skills for avoiding risky behaviors
Jobs and wealth creation
Transforming local communities