Focus Area: Agriculture

August 9, 2022

VilCap Investments

VilCap Investments invests in early-stage companies with social and environmental impact. We’re reinventing the system to back the entrepreneurs of the future—a future where business creates equity and long-term prosperity.​

Techstars Accelerators

Whether you’re an aspiring founder or an early-stage entrepreneur, Techstars can scale your vision into a thriving business using a proven model that’s helped build thousands of successful companies all over the world.

March 21, 2022

Appalachian Growth Capital

Appalachian Growth Capital (AGC) is a CDFI that partners with local and regional banks as well as secondary lenders to support businesses in the region.

January 25, 2022

Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Fund

Our sweet spot is on technology-enabled businesses that empower consumers and disrupt existing, multibillion-dollar industries. We help companies take ideas from niche to mass and scale to capitalize on huge market opportunities.

September 15, 2021

Valley Small Business Development Corporation

Valley Small Business Development Corporation was incorporated in 1981 as a nonprofit, public benefit, small business development corporation. Valley is authorized to make direct loans to farmers and small businesses, as well as to guarantee small businesses and family farms with increased access to capital through both such direct financing mechanisms. Generally speaking, our lending footprint encompasses the nine counties that make up the San Joaquin Valley; Stanislaus County is the farthest north and Kern County is the most southerly county.

Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI)

CEI and its subsidiaries offer business and project financing for a wide range of purposes including working capital, equipment purchases, facilities expansion,


Craft3 is a regional nonprofit CDFI that makes loans to strengthen economic, ecological and family resilience in Oregon and Washington. We lend to established nonprofits and growing and startup businesses – including those that don’t qualify for traditional loans.

Oweesta Corporation

Oweesta Corporation’s mission is to provide opportunities for Native people to develop financial assets and create wealth by assisting in the establishment of strong, permanent institutions and programs contributing to economic independence and strengthening sovereignty for all Native communities.

Lakota Funds

Lending for the purpose of starting or growing reservation businesses is the heart of our mission. We have several financing options to help aspiring or established entrepreneurs turn their ideas into reality. Lakota Funds wants to work with you to make your business a success.

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

We strengthen economic development by supporting local business owners and entrepreneurs through financial investments and technical assistance.

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