Impact Stories

Small Business. Big Impact. 

We are proud of our clients who add vibrancy to our communities while creating a pathway to prosperity for themselves, their families and their employees. 

 

At LiftFund 86% of our clients are entrepreneurs of color, 40% are women and 26% are startups contributing to the local economy and making a difference in their communities. 

 

Read about our clients’ entrepreneurial journey and get inspired by their passion, commitment and resiliency. 

BIPOC Owned

Jacobo Rivera & Alejandro Campos

Zweatit

As a petroleum engineer with a love of sports, Jacobo Rivera always split his time between the oil fields and the soccer fields, but he aspired to do more. Jacobo and his friend Alejandro Campos, a renowned soccer player, teamed up to developed the concept for a new soccer-focused tech app and a physical space that would connect local soccer lovers with their community.

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Women Owned

April Leal

Your Destination Fit

April Leal, owner of Your Destination Fit, didn’t always have a passion for fitness. Her journey started when a close friend began to train for a marathon and convinced April to give running a try. Her increased confidence, strength, and body control motivated her to pursue other aspects of fitness and seek professional certifications with the hope of turning fitness into a career.

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BIPOC Owned

Susan Janeth Gomez-Maldonado

Fiesta Couture

Growing up in a small Mexican border town, Susan found inspiration in her community’s rich art traditions and beauty. When her father’s business led them to new opportunities and a home in the United States, Susan decided she would run her own business someday.

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BIPOC Owned

Stephanie Garza

Pup Pup & Away

Stephanie loved animals and took steps to become a veterinarian, but ultimately felt a calling to serve animals differently- through education.

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BIPOC Owned

Pegy Charlet Brimhall

Figurd

After years of working for other architecture firms and real estate developers, Pegy was ready to create and build projects that truly mattered to her. Drawing on her professional experiences and unique skills, she launched Figurd, a design integrated real estate development company.

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