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SCORE has produced numerous Success Stories. These are businesses that have been tracked over time and have succeeded due largely to SCORE mentor involvement. Let’s develop a mentoring relationship for you and your business and create another Success Story.

Browse through these SCORE mentoring success stories to learn more about the small businesses we've helped. Use the filters below to browse stories by business topic, entrepreneur type, business stage, or industry. Once you've learned how we've helped others, sign up for your mentor today.

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DeAnna Pursai, Co-Founder of College of Adaptive Arts

Silicon Valley SCORE congratulates its long-term client, DeAnna Pursai, co-founder of College of Adaptive Arts, named as 2022 CNN Hero as featured on  CNN video. View the Video Read more

DeAnna Ellenberger Pursai
Co-Founder, College of Adaptive Arts
success story

Pretty Pokets

She had assistance from counselor Coco Zhong on e-commere, and supply chains.  She had similar assistance from counselor Itai Turbahn.  She met with counselor Ed Davis on patent... Read more

Madhavi (Madhu) Challa
Founder & Owner, Pretty Pokets
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Concord Project Technologies Inc.

She discovered SCORE while looking for entrepreneurship advice and resources online. She applied for a mentor and within a couple of days, received a response. John Edwards was... Read more

Olfa Hamdi
Co-Founder, Concord Project Technologies
success story

Urioste Sports & Entertainment

Nathan learned about SCORE through the SBA website. He contacted SCORE and met mentors Ray Muzzy and Ed Davis. “I was impressed with the level of experience and background of the... Read more

Nathan and Dan Urioste
Owners, Urioste Sports & Entertainment
success story

Charlotte Truffles LLC

Charlotte contacted SCORE and met with several different SCORE Silicon Valley counselors.  She got extensive help from Ray Muzzy, who has extensive experience in Product... Read more

Charlotte Walter
Founder and Head Chocolatier , Charlotte Truffles LLC
success story

Health Care Getaway (HCG)

“Nadera has helped me tremendously over the years. The most noted is her never ending encouragement when something went wrong or the approaches I took, all ended as a huge... Read more

Geoffery Nate William
Owner, Health Care Getaway (HCG)
success story

WomenSV (Women of Silicon Valley)

“I will continue to rely on SCORE and my mentors to help me revise my business and strategic plans, including next steps in scaling up. Without SCORE and my mentors, Jerry Jensen... Read more

Ruth Patrick
Founder, “WomenSV” (Women of Silicon Valley)
success story

Sonja Biggs Educational Services Inc.

Sonja was very pleased with her mentors and said, “SCORE helped us operate in a business like way and helped us become profitable. Thank you Mel and Jerry”. SVSCORE wishes all the... Read more

Dr. Sonja Biggs
Ownder, Sonja Biggs Educational Services
success story

Pharmozyme Inc.

 “Before starting Pharmozyme, I didn’t have enough business experience. But I knew the importance of having a coach/mentor for my startup, so I contacted Silicon Valley SCORE to... Read more

Nader Nourizad
Pharmozyme Inc.