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#SetUpShopCle

Small Business Incubator

SetUpShop 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.

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Program Breakdown

#SetUpShopCle participating small business owners get:

Training


Through the ECDI Women’s Business
Centers of Ohio
, business owners will receive counseling in areas such as marketing, finance, and customer service.

Capital


ECDI will provide access to business funding, including loans, stipends and grants.

Opportunity

 

For one year,
entrepreneurs will rotate
between four move in-ready retail spaces to test their product or service
without a long-term
lease commitment.

Program Details

Eligibility

  • 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!

Time Commitment

  • 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.

2021-2022 Pop-Up Market Locations

  • Buckeye-Shaker

  • 2023 location coming soon!

 

Selection Process

  1. Apply online using the link below.

  2. Interviews will be conducted with eligible applicants.

  3. Up to 10 entrepreneurs, per neighborhood, will be accepted. (Fewer entrepreneurs will be selected if less than 10 meet all qualifications.)

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