University Circle "NextStep" Alumni
Leverage small business growth
for job creation & economic development
Our partnership model is simple, and easy to use.
Interise licenses the Streetwise ‘MBA’™ curriculum to partners who deliver it through their own locally branded programs. We provide the curriculum, training, quality assurance, and evaluation so partners can effectively and efficiently launch.
We make partners look good, very good.
A turnkey solution for economic development.
Our award-winning StreetWise ‘MBA’™ curriculum uses a facilitated peer-learning method to provide established small business owners with the business knowledge, management know-how, and relationships they need to achieve scale.
Our partners achieve this kind of mission impact.
On average, Interise small businesses create jobs at 5x the annual rate of the private sector as a whole. 67% of Interise businesses are owned by women, minorities, immigrants, or located in a lower-income community. They have secured over $3 billion in government and institutional contracts.
Over the next three years, we will expand our network from 80 to 100 cities.
Program partners currently delivering
the StreetWise 'MBA'™:
Receive a customized program report card.
Since 2004, we have used a set of economic and social indicators to assess our network's impact. When you join our network, we take care of your local impact evaluation for you. We deliver the data so you can measure the effectiveness of your local program.