By supporting entrepreneurial refugees and immigrants in our city, RISE aims to bring increased economic prosperity to our entire city. Immigrant entrepreneurs are disproportionately willing to take risks and start businesses in communities across America. RISE wants to be there to make those businesses a success, creating more jobs, more capital and more value to everyone.

RISE 2017 Fall Cohort

The RISE Fall Cohort is a 10-week, 30-hour course designed for existing business owners that are poised and ready for growth. This classroom-style educational course aims to provide entrepreneurs with the management skills, professional knowledge and financial understanding necessary to grow existing businesses.

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One on One

In additional to our bi-annual Cohort, RISE also provides one-on-one professional consultation to prospective or existing business owners. If you’d like to speak with one of our business development professionals, simply fill out the following form and we will be in touch!

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RISE Louisville is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting refugees and immigrants in the Louisville, KY area as they build and grow businesses in our city. We provide individual consultation, in-depth educational workshops, local networking opportunities and other customized services in order to turn our clients’ dreams into reality.

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RISE Louisville calls on our entire community to get involved with our vision. Along with our incredible immigrant entrepreneur clients, we need mentors, local partnerships, funders and more to help develop out resources.

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