Partnerships 2024-02-02T10:05:24-08:00


Partner with the Center and help fuel the next generation of entrepreneurs

*Milestone Makers & San Francisco 49ers CEO, Jed York, ring the Nasdaq Closing Bell from the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center.

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Partnerships with leading corporations, universities, governments, and international development organizations enable the Center to educate and empower founders across the globe.

Partnership is more than a donation; it’s a customized relationship that produces mutual benefit for entrepreneurs and the partner. In exchange for your support, we provide unique access to early-stage founders, opportunities for your people, and meaningful impact in communities around the world.

Join Us in delivering economic opportunity and impact to existing and emerging centers of innovation worldwide.


Our network is growing every day. Join the Center to access speaking platforms, educational toolkits, brand licensing, data sets for research, business development, and marketing opportunities. Our community includes:

  • 10,000+ entrepreneurs around the world, representing growth companies in a wide range of over 20 industries including FinTech, lifestyle, wearables, software, robotics, AI, pharma, and clean energy
  • 49% women entrepreneurs and 61% minority entrepreneurs
  • Established companies, universities and over 300 influencers, mentors and trainers


Attracting and retaining talent requires a strong values-based culture and opportunities to put those values to work, with clients and in the community. The Center offers experiences designed to expose high-potential talent and company leaders to innovative and diverse early-stage founders while giving back: our partners teach, mentor, and coach entrepreneurs who deeply value their expertise.


We have helped entrepreneurs solve over 10,000 business challenges and supported the creation of over 8,000 new jobs since opening our doors. We could only achieve this with support from our partners. Outside of the Bay Area, we partner with cities, universities, governments and international NGOs to apply our expertise and customized toolkits in support of local entrepreneurial development efforts. From Mumbai to Melbourne, we’re privileged to support the conditions for entrepreneurship that can empower communities anywhere on earth.

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“The Center has quickly established itself as the go-to resource for serious entrepreneurs to solve their most pressing challenges. Our partnership enables us to give back to the community we strive to support every day. If you want to understand—and reach—entrepreneurs, partner with the Center.”

Steven Bochner, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

“The Center is an extraordinary resource for entrepreneurs of all stripes, and Thomson Reuters is proud to be a founding partner. Our people truly value the experience of helping a global community of entrepreneurs to create amazing products, solve problems, and thrive in a fast-changing, competitive world.”

Katherine Manuel, Senior Vice President, Innovation, Thomson Reuters

“Accelerators, VCs, banks, media, tech companies, government, and non-profits—they all converge in Silicon Valley. The Center convenes every one of these players to educate tomorrow’s great entrepreneurs, all for free. That’s powerful, and we’re thrilled to be a part of it.”

John D. Simon, President, Lehigh University

“At C_TEC, we’re focused on technology’s role in our economy. We support the Center because of its enduring focus on “the whole entrepreneur”—the founders who are using technology to solve challenges big and small. Better entrepreneurs lead to more successful companies, which will lead to a vibrant and thriving economy.”

Tim Day, Senior Vice President, C_TEC, US Chamber of Commerce

“We have seen The Center is powered by people with answers: investors, corporate leaders, data scientists, academics, and most importantly, a network of inspirational, diverse and creative entrepreneurs who’ve been through it all. We partnered to participate in the community and use these insights to accelerate our community of founders back home and in the US.”

Adam Bennett, Trade Commissioner - USA, New Zealand Trade & Enterprise


Donations are alternatives to Partnership that enable individuals and organizations to support the Center’s community in a variety of ways.

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