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Elevate Berks: Uniting Berks County’s Business Community Through Collaborative Partnerships

by Elevate Berks

Dec 01, 2023

Elevate Berks, an innovative platform that centralizes information about the Berks County business ecosystem, is proud to announce its official launch, made possible through a collaborative effort involving a diverse group of key organizations dedicated to fostering growth, innovation, and community development.

Elevate Berks offers accessible information to support emerging entrepreneurs and start-up businesses in Berks County.

The driving force behind Elevate Berks is a coalition of visionary partners committed to driving Berks County’s economic progress by supporting entrepreneurs and startup businesses:

  • Barrio Alegria
  • Ben Franklin Technology Partners
  • Berks Alliance
  • Berks Latino Chamber of Commerce
  • Berks Latino Workforce Development Corporation
  • Berks LaunchBox
  • Community First Fund
  • Entrepreneurs Connection
  • Greater Reading Chamber Alliance
  • Kutztown University Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
  • Lehigh Valley Angel Investors
  • Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Berks
  • Small Business Resource Association (SBRA)
  • The O’Pake Institute for Economic Development and Entrepreneurship
  • Total Experience Learning at Albright College

Elevate Berks exemplifies the collaborative spirit and commitment to progress of these partners. Together, they have created a dynamic and inclusive one-stop-shop for startup businesses. These organizations can use the platform,, to foster connections, facilitate collaborations, and drive prosperity within the vibrant Berks County business ecosystem. Through this platform, start-up businesses and emerging entrepreneurs can identify and secure the services that they need to succeed.

Information about these services is available in both English and Spanish.

Elevate Berks will host a convening in January to help introduce emerging businesses in Berks County to the array of services that are available. The group is also identifying the providers of specialized services for these businesses.

Elevate Berks is an innovative platform at the heart of the Berks County business ecosystem, made possible through a collaborative partnership among visionary and dedicated economic development organizations. With a focus on startups and support, Elevate Berks offers a space for connectivity and collaboration. Its customizable filters and extensive directory empower entrepreneurs and small business owners to navigate and contribute to the vibrant Berks County business community.

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