On May 26, 2004 the incorporation papers were signed and the Rising Tide Capital journey began! Almost 10 years later, as a CNN hero that has been recognized by President Obama for social innovation, we’ve celebrated the 1,000th graduate of our Community Business Academy, and launched new and innovative programs to better serve the needs of our entrepreneurs. With a regional expansion into four cities and counting, and the first of many national replication initiatives of the RTC model in Chicago, we’ve remained dedicated to our vision and will continue to innovate in service to our mission.