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RISE – Regional Incubator for Sustainability & Entrepreneurship


Entrepreneur Support

The Regional Incubator for Sustainability and Entrepreneurship is a comprehensive resource hub that offers assistance across the entire business development continuum. The objective of RISE is to grow jobs and spearhead economic development by linking business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs to regional service providers with expertise in business start-up, development and acceleration.

What we do

RISE offers assistance across the entire business development continuum. Consultations and many of the services are offered free of charge.

1-on-1 Business Advising

FREE one-on-one sessions for entrepreneurs with expert business advisors. Our advisors know the challenges often faced by startups & small businesses & the barriers to business growth.

Network & Resources

We help you make connections! These can include assistance in accessing funding opportunities and professional services. We have a growing network of RISE entrepreneurs & supporters who can share their stories.

Events & Programming

Join us! We host a range of events throughout the year from networking opportunities to informational workshops. There’s a perfect program for you!

RISE Success

In 2022, small business owners ROSE to the top! Last year, small businesses gained even more access to free and expert resources than ever before.

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“The Truth About Commercial Landlords” RISE Event to be Held on May 19th

The Regional Incubator for Sustainability & Entrepreneurship (RISE), a small business support program in Erie and Huron Counties, will host a special event focused on commercial property leasing. The "Truth About Commercial Landlords” event will take place on May...

Business Leaders Take Charge of Change at Annual Symposium

BGSU Firelands, The Minority Business Empowerment Team, and RISE hosted a successful 2023 Small Business Symposium on April 14th, at the BGSU Firelands Campus. The event yielded nearly 100 attendees and provided an opportunity for small business professionals to learn...

Business Prep Webinars for 2024 Solar Eclipse

Local Norwalk & Huron County businesses are invited to join NEDC, the Norwalk Area Visitors Bureau, Norwalk Ohio News, and Huron County EMA for a series of informational webinars to prepare for the April 8, 2024 Total Solar Eclipse.

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