Maximize ROI: Invest in growth-oriented, established small businesses.

We measure the success of Interise small businesses by more than revenue growth — also by the number and type of jobs they create, as well as their economic and social impact in revitalizing lower income communities.

On average, Interise small businesses create jobs at 5x the annual rate of the private sector.

Our scaling model is simple and easy to use.

We created the award-winning StreetWise 'MBA'™ to build the capacity existing small employers need for further growth. Our innovative licensing model enables partners to plug the curriculum into their own local program, enabling us to rapidly scale our mission.

Our efficient and cost-effective model addresses the gap in the social change market.

Measuring impact, one small business at a time.

We follow StreetWise ‘MBA’™ alumni for three years through annual assessment surveys that collect data on key business metrics, business behaviors, and attitudinal shifts related to business growth. We use this data to assess program effectiveness and network impact.

2018 Impact Report
10-Year Impact Report
2017 Impact Report
2016 Impact Report
2015 Impact Report
2014 Impact Report
2013 Impact Report
2012 Impact Report
2011 Impact Report
2010 Impact Report
2009 Impact Report
2008 Impact Report

We have smart investors — and we're looking for more.

Interise is fortunate to work with thoughtful investment partners at local, regional, and national levels. Because of them, we've been able to successfully scale our mission. In so doing, we support our funders as they progress their own agendas. Together, we build a network for impact.

Strategic Growth Partners

Kauffman Foundation
Citizens Bank
Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation

Growth Partners

Peoples United
Mass Tech
Garfield Foundation

Program Partners

Capital One
Boston Private Bank
TD Charitable
Bristol Country Savings Bank
Mifflin Memorial Fund
Apple Pickers Foundation
Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation
Theodore Edson Parker Foundation
Roy Hunt Foundation
  • Our network of support is key to our success.

    "Citi is pleased to support Interise’s StreetWise ‘MBA’™ program in New York City, implemented in collaboration with the Stern School of Business at New York University, and the New York City Department of Small Business Services. The program exemplifies Citi’s commitment to financial inclusion by positioning small minority and women-owned businesses for well-managed growth, including access to anchor and government contracting opportunities."

    Eileen Auld, Director, NY Tristate Market
    Citi Community Development
  • Our network of support is key to our success.

    "Over the last few years the program has been a catalyst for expanding opportunities for many promising small businesses in underserved communities – in particular those who have been most impacted by these tough economic times. Graduates of the program have increased their revenue, created jobs and helped drive local economic growth in their communities. The training, mentorship and resources that these small businesses received is already helping them take their businesses to the next level, do their part in the national economic recovery and achieve their own piece of the American dream.”"

    Karen Mills, Administrator (2009-2013)
    Small Business Association

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