Thanks to our vast network of partners, we can act as a convener of resources for Silicon Valley’s business community.

Federal Funding


Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to being the nation’s premier voice for small businesses.

State Funding


The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) serves as the State of California’s leader for job growth, economic development, and business assistance efforts.

SJSU Research Foundation

In collaboration with nearby industries and communities, SJSU faculty and staff are dedicated to achieving the university’s mission as a responsive institution of the state of California: To enrich the lives of its students, to transmit knowledge to its students along with the necessary skills for applying it in the service of our society, and to expand the base of knowledge through research and scholarship.

Corporate Sponsors

Comerica Bank

The leading bank for business like yours.

Entrepreneurs are the backbone of local communities. That’s why Comerica Bank dedicated to helping small businesses succeed. Comerica became the Leading Bank for Business by focusing on long-term relationships through every economic cycle for small businesses like yours for over 173 years. That’s the foundation of who they are and all that they do.

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Helcim’s mission is to be the world’s most loved payments company.

Helcim is relentless in the pursuit to raise the bar and deliver a service that redefines what a merchant should expect from their payments company. Helcim believes that by creating an easier, smarter, and more affordable payment solution, they can enable more businesses to get paid and grow. And when small businesses thrive, we all succeed.

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Marble Bridge Funding Group is a strategic commercial finance partner providing funding, capital strategies, cash-flow management, and advisory services to growth-driven entrepreneurial companies. As a privately held direct lender, Marble Bridge finances growing businesses from startups to companies with over $50 million in sales, with a variety of customized programs and services.

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Community Affiliates


Norcal PTAC is a nonprofit program formed to help businesses successfully sell their products and services to government agencies. Their free services include one-on-one counseling, custom bid matching, training, resources, and networking opportunities.