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.
#SetUpShopCle participating small business owners get:
For one year,
entrepreneurs will rotate
between four move in-ready retail spaces to test their product or service
without a long-term
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.
2021-2022 Pop-Up Market Locations
2023 location coming soon!
Apply online using the link below.
Interviews will be conducted with eligible applicants.
Up to 10 entrepreneurs, per neighborhood, will be accepted. (Fewer entrepreneurs will be selected if less than 10 meet all qualifications.)