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Empowering Communities Through Entrepreneurialism

Illuminating pathways and eliminating barriers to entrepreneurship

Start your entrepreneurial journey with NorthSTAR.

Our ecosystem of dedicated partners offer the tools, connections, resources, and support every entrepreneur needs to start and scale their business. 

It all started with a big idea:

What if every person in Orange County was inspired–and equipped–to pursue entrepreneurship? To see it as a realistic means of creating a better life for themselves, for their families, for their entire community?

So we got to work!

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We brought together a strategic group of partners with similar visions but distinct pathways to entrepreneurship. Together, we complemented each other’s strengths, resulting in a no-wrong-door approach where anyone, regardless of background, experience, or business aspirations, can make significant progress along their entrepreneurial journey. From side hustles growing into full-time businesses, to small businesses wanting to scale, to someone who has never considered entrepreneurship an option–and everything in between–we can illuminate a pathway that fits their needs.

So, with seed funding from the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) and the support of Senator Josh Newman (CA-29th District), the NorthSTAR (Systems To Access Resources) Collaborative was born.

We base our no-wrong-door approach on three pillars: Belief, Access, and Knowledge.

We inspire individuals, provide them with opportunities, and equip them with the necessary tools to create sustainable change, drive personal growth, and contribute to the betterment of our communities.

Belief

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Foster the belief that anyone can create a business that makes a difference, builds wealth, and positively impacts communities.

Access

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Eliminate barriers for aspiring entrepreneurs to grow their businesses by connecting them with mentors, investors, and networks which lead to entrepreneurial success.

Knowledge

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We equip individuals with comprehensive knowledge and skills crucial to turning their ideas into thriving businesses.

Join us at NorthSTAR. Be a part of a supportive community who believes in your entrepreneurial potential. Together, we can create a brighter future and make a lasting impact.

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2024

Southern California Entrepreneurship Week

Join Southern California’s entrepreneurial ecosystem for a weeklong series of events and workshops designed to supercharge entrepreneurial success. 

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Get the resources, tools, courses, and support you need to make your business dreams a reality. Our collaborative partners are ready to illuminate your path and help you overcome barriers. 

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