Association of Tax Exempt Startups & Entrepreneurs (ATESE)

ATESE — A Place for 501c Founders

Serving all 29 types of IRS Approved Tax Exempt Entities

Meet, Networking & Support Your Peer 501c Founders

Virtual Meetings with The Learners Lab Foundation & Pod Casts, and Meetups with Peer 501c Startups, Entrepreneurs, & Young 501c Small Businesses

Economic Development for 501cs

Benefits include nominally priced business services, learn self-sufficiency, published live profile on your entity, get leadership training and more…

Resolving Issues of 501c Startups

Forums to identify funding barriers and resource challenges,, of current practices for research to produce data and lobbying Congress to mandate government & B2b inclusion.

501c Startups are Small Businesses Too!

501c Startups | 501c Entrepreneurs | 501c Small Businesses

Thank you for considering joining the Association of Tax Exempt Startups & Entrepreneurs. ATESE is The Learners Lab Foundation‘s place where 501c Startups & Entrepreneurial Peers can meet, network, share resource and experiences in an open, unrestricted environment.

ATESE is the The Learners Lab Foundation’s 501c Small Business-to-Small Business venue creating a unique opportunity for 501c Startups, Entrepreneurs & Young Tax Exempt Small Businesses to support each other. ATESE is also where Members can speak freely to identify problems, blockages & gaps in access to funding, including emergency assistance funds at the federal, state, local and B2B levels in addition to problems with financial, talent, and material resources that you encounter in pursuing your tax exempt status. The information you provide will enable The Learners Lab Foundation to create connections to and develop solutions that we hope will eliminate them altogether. Look for more information to come on when and where!



In addition to other efforts, TLLF recently launched the first in a series of fundraising efforts to connect 501c Startups to financial, operations and other programs & resources specific to Tax Exempt Startups & Entrepreneurs as the Small Businesses, helping eliminate the resource gaps and hardships being faced. We know you are entitled to equal treatment in access to financial management and business lending services, and equal access to ALL types of small business operations resources — this should be on par and no different from what For Profit Startups & Small Businesses have access to, including COVID Assistance.

With this in mind The Learners Lab Foundation has started a fundraising program to help us develop, launch and/or connect you to the products, programs and services you need as a small business. Startup Empowerment — Supporting 501c Startups is our FIRST online merchandise store, and one of several fundraisers we’ve planned to help you fill unwanted and unnecessary gaps in your business resources. The Small Biz Store has hoodies, T Shirts, fitness ware, face coverings, leggings, glassware, even cell phone covers. All have the some form of the same message: ……“Tax Exempt Startups — We’re Small Businesses Too!”

Check it out The Startup Empowerment Store today. And thank you in advance for visiting https://startup-empowerment.creator-spring.com/listing/supporting-501c-startups to purchase clothes, backpacks and other items, and proudly demonstrating your support for 501c Startups, Entrepreneurs, and Young Tax Exempt Small Businesses!

And stay tuned, Applications for ATESE Memberships will open shortly.


On behalf of The Learners Lab Foundation Enterprise , its volunteers, interns, partners, supporters, and our parent entity & strategic operations partner, The Competence Group, LLC, Thank You for your patience as we work to make things right for you.