New York Professional Advisors for Community Entrepreneurs
NYPACE is a network of volunteers, from leading professional services companies, committed to advising community-based entrepreneurs. NYPACE provides an opportunity for small-business entrepreneurs to gain access to highly skilled advisors who can help them think through their business challenges, while allowing professionals to leverage their business experience in a community service context. In collaboration with local business advisory groups, NYPACE identifies appropriate small and early stage businesses, which would benefit most from the support of professional advisors. In small teams, the advisors work with an entrepreneur over a period of four to six months towards a specific objective set at the onset of the commitment.
NYPACE Mission: New York Professional Advisors for Community Entrepreneurs (NYPACE) is a non-profit organization that seeks to stimulate job creation and economic development in New York City by offering pro-bono consulting services to local entrepreneurs from under-resourced communities. NYPACE provides a unique opportunity both for entrepreneurs who aspire to realize a strategic vision as well as for volunteers who seek to effect change through a community service context. The NYPACE program strives not only to support the development of community-based entrepreneurs, but also to engender an open dialogue between two disparate communities with the ultimate goal of improving both.