Business Loans
Start-Up Funding Challenge

Spring Application


Deadline Passed

Start-Up Funding Challenge


Loans up to $50,000 available for start-ups 


7.5% interest with no loan fees




The 2014 Start-up Funding Challenge is now closed.

Applicants can expect to hear from us by the end of April. 



Application Deadlines


Early Entry: Passed        

All Applications: Passed                  


We look forward to another Start-Up Funding Challenge in Fall 2014.

Please check back in August for more details.




2013 Start-up Funding Challenge Winner, Nick, keeps San Francisco fit with his new dance-inspired workout studio, Cardio Barre 

Opportunity Fund is a U.S. Treasury certified Community Development Financial Institution and an SBA (Small Business Administration) approved lender. Our lending program is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Loans will be made or arranged pursuant to Department of Corporations California Finance Lenders License. License #6050609
Terms subject to change
* APR is 7.5%
The following business types are ineligible for Opportunity Fund loans: Gas stations, Bars / Clubs, Liquor stores, Entertainment, Real estate investment, and Export businesses.

Terms and conditions