About Us

The Brian Hamilton Foundation was established with one principle in mind: with the right resources and support, anyone can be a successful entrepreneur.


In America, historically, there have been two ways people have climbed – through education and through running their own businesses. Unfortunately, there are millions of Americans who do not have the benefit of a great education – there are people who still have the odds stacked against them.  

By providing entrepreneurship for all, we are helping these people start and run their own businesses. Through this, our hope is to generally help these people to take part in the American dream and specifically to climb the social and economic ladder. People who have disadvantages might include the formerly incarcerated, minorities, those without a college education, those who have served our country, and others who do not fit neatly into an advantaged socioeconomic category.

America is truly unique in world history - a place where anyone can achieve anything. Integral to this mystique is entrepreneurship. We help people start and grow their own businesses.

Brian Hamilton Founder, the Brian Hamilton Foundation

For over 25 years, Brian Hamilton has used his first-hand knowledge and experience as an entrepreneur to assist people with the odds stacked against them to start and grow their own businesses. We exist to provide these groups with the training, mentorship, and resources they need to get their businesses off the ground.

Being a mentor… allows me to empower aspiring entrepreneurs with the business tools that they need to be successful in our society.

Monica Russell Mentor Inmates to Entrepreneurs

We believe that entrepreneurship unlocks the door to economic opportunity in the United States.

Margaret Froneberger Chief Executive Officer Brian Hamilton Foundation

Having your own company is for everyone, not just those born into privilege.

Brian Hamilton Founder Brian Hamilton Foundation