*CIELO is undergoing a rebrand and website overhaul, and look forward to sharing our new look in the Fall of 2022

“Our mission is to launch successful entrepreneurs by unleashing innovation, creativity and passion.”

CIELO envisions a day when all committed and passionate individuals who want to start their own business, have the education, resources, and mentorship to fulfill their entrepreneurial dreams. 

What we do
We are a grassroots organization that empowers hardworking Orange County residents to pursue economic self-sufficiency through entrepreneurship. We set clients on this path by equipping them with the entrepreneurial mindset, along with the passion, resourcefulness, and hard work that go into building a business.

Who we serve
Each year, we reach 1,000 primarily low-income people, many of whomich are women, immigrants and BIPOC individuals. We strategically invest in local ventures that will bring innovation and financial growth to our community, helping to further develop Orange County as an economic engine for Southern California. To learn more about CIELO’s community impact, visit our History page.

Our Services
CIELO takes entrepreneurs through the process of developing their business idea, acquiring the entrepreneurial skills to succeed, and gaining tools and resources to build a solid business foundation from which to grow. Our services help our clients learn and earn, transferring the knowledge they gain from CIELO into an increase in earnings and stability.

You can learn more about CIELO’s services for entrepreneurs by visiting our programs page.


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