A community of support
As a nonprofit, our goal is to empower young entrepreneurs (ages 18 - 29) to recruit the support they need to help plan, build, and grow their business. We do this by providing access to social support, training, and funding opportunities through our skysthelimit.org digital platform.
Through our unique platform, entrepreneurs can connect with each other and a community of volunteer supporters in a way that is convenient and effective. And our volunteers benefit too through upskilling opportunities and the unmatched satisfaction of helping someone fulfill their dreams!
What we offer entrepreneurs:
At skysthelimit.org, our first priority is empowering young entrepreneurs to recruit a support team through our research-backed recruiting techniques. We also provide access to a community of volunteers and donors who have the skills, experience, and resources to help young entrepreneurs plan and grow their businesses.
As a supplement to the community and the relationships being built, we also provide a variety of guides and programs designed to help young adult entrepreneurs take their business to the next step — whatever that next step might be. These guides can be used individually or can help guide meetings with an advisor or mentor.
Although our focus is on building social capital, we realize that financial capital is necessary and lacking for many of our young entrepreneurs. By participating in training and mentorship through skysthelimit.org, you may qualify for exclusive grant opportunities, including our monthly Friends & Family Fund. Sign up now to start the process!
What we offer volunteers:
Through the mentorship and advising process, volunteers can build valuable skills like learning agility, emotional intelligence, cross-generational and cross-cultural communication, and use of emerging digital tools. Explaining concepts to a young entrepreneur can also help you gain deeper understanding of your own area of expertise. In other words, the learning in our community often goes both ways!
One of the things we hear again and again is, “I wish I’d had a program like this when I started my business.” As a volunteer, you have the opportunity to be the supporter you wish you had — all from the comfort of their own home or office. We provide the structure and resources, and make it easy to connect you to a young entrepreneur who is looking for someone with your skills and experience.
inspiration & happiness
There are few things more inspiring than watching someone take a business idea and turn it into an actual business or product. Entrepreneurial creativity and excitement are contagious, and being part of skysthelimit.org has positive effects beyond the mentoring relationship. In fact, volunteering and donating can even make you healthier and happier!
the mentorship process
Volunteer Mentors & Advisors
Join our volunteer community of business owners, professionals, and executives!
current requests for support
“Talent is universal. Opportunity is not.”
Rye Barcott | social entrepreneur
Entrepreneurship for everyone.
That’s how many underserved young adults in the United States say they want to start a business — but they lack the resources to do so. We believe the key to empowering entrepreneurs is to provide them with the right support, from the right people, at the right time in their entrepreneurial journey.
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, our mission is to empower underrepresented young entrepreneurs to fulfill their business dreams by creating pathways to social support, training and financial capital.
How it works…
Create your skysthelimit.org business profile. Take advantage of our free guides, like the Launch4 Business Plan, to help you get started!
We want to get to know you and learn about your business and goals - the more information you provide, the better our help will be! Set up your orientation to learn what types of support we can offer you and tell us where you’re at in your business journey.
Choose the type of support that best fits your needs. Our volunteer supporters have expertise in many different areas to help you build your business. You don’t have to have all the answers to get started, but we ask that you’re ready to get to work when you request support!
Our volunteers will offer support in the area of business you requested. If you receive a match requests, please connect and schedule your first meeting within three days of being matched.
Building your business isn’t a “one and done” kind of thing — it’s a process, a journey. By giving us feedback on your matches we can create the best experience for you. Tell us what is working well, what could be better — any feedback is great feedback!
One thing that makes Skysthelimit.org so great is the variety of support available to you! You have the option to work with many different advisors and mentors based on your business needs. If you find that one match feels better than another, you can work together long-term! When you’re ready, you can also compete in our Friends & Family Funding opportunities.