Set Up Shop Cle
Small Business Incubator
Set Up Shop is a program of ECDI created to provide Cleveland entrepreneurs training, access to capital and a low-risk opportunity to test their retail concepts and accelerate their businesses.
Entrepreneurs will test their product in a move in-ready retail space without a long-term lease commitment.
Resident of the City of Cleveland
Home-based entrepreneurs looking expand or start a business.
Business must be able to operate in a marketplace with a client facing business model
Business owners that are socially or economically disadvantaged, women, or in a minority group are encouraged to apply!
The program lasts for one year. Business owners must maintain regular open hours throughout the year.
Short, weekly virtual check-ins are required.
Mandatory orientation will occur before program starts.
After filling out an application, interviews are conducted with eligible applicants. Up to 10 entrepreneurs are accepted.