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Get Practical Advice
for Your Business

If you are a startup or business owner in need of practical advice
and assistance due to the challenging circumstances
surrounding the coronavirus global outbreak, please reach out.

For Scalable Startups

Our purpose is to connect entrepreneurs and scalable startup businesses with resources that help them on their path to growth.

Startup GP is a program of the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council.

The GPEDC, in collaboration with our local economic and workforce development professionals, drives economic growth in Greater Peoria through targeted business and talent development and attraction.

Our Resources

We work with several entrepreneur support organizations (ESOs) in our region whose mission is explicitly – wholly or partly – to support growth entrepreneurs in their ventures.

We also hold events to engage the entire startup community and we engage in promotional efforts to raise the profiles of our regional entrepreneurs.


Not sure if you qualify as a scalable startup? The startups we serve:

  • Have a problem worth solving
  • Established some product-market fit and have customers
  • Interested in exchanging equity in order to scale
  • Innovating the Business Model to grow revenue

If your company doesn’t fit this criteria, then we want to point you in the right direction. Our friends at the Small Business Development Center at Bradley University can help you.

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