Rising Tide Capital

About Us

Rising Tide Capital (Rising Tide) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey with a hub in Newark. Rising Tide has 4 primary programs: the Community Business Academy, RISE: The Challenge, Credit to Capital, and Business Acceleration Services. All of these programs equip entrepreneurs to achieve self-sufficiency, thrive, and deliver value to their communities. The organization’s model is unique in that it offers ongoing mentoring and support to ensure sustainability. Rising Tide serves around 1,000 entrepreneurs in New Jersey annually, with programs delivered in English and Spanish in Newark, Jersey City, East Orange, Elizabeth, Union City, and New Brunswick. On average, graduates of its nationally recognized Community Business Academy open a new business every 3 days and enjoy an 80% survival rate after 5 years in business. At any given time, 71% of RTC’s entrepreneurs are women, 93% are people of color, and 80% are low-to-moderate income.