“A Thousand Blooming Flowers”


Our vision is of 10,000 new micro-businesses focused on multiple, real human needs right now and in the future. They are scaffolded by lightweight and timely business support and financed by development funds supported by local investment that are repaid over time. Our microbusinesses work with, and for, each other in the kinds of mesh that sustains a local economy and also connects with the bigger fish. Occasionally, one of these microbusinesses pops and becomes something bigger. But that is not the only point.


We want to expand our work to more people who traditionally don’t access this kind of business support. We want to expand the Upstarter network of experts and bring in more great people with wonderful expertise. We want to run an accelerator and offer a truly enlightened support service and network of infrastructure around microbusinesses.