Testimonials

First and foremost, Cultivate has a feeling of momentum and drive that is palpable.  The office space is beautiful but moreover, it’s the programming, the people, the conversations, and the collaborations that make this place unique.  It’s a community of high level performers exceeding expectations and driving each other forward.  Matt Yerkes has created a place that inspires people to deliver, challenge, drive, and succeed.  Matt and I have worked together for almost 2 years, I am forever grateful for the clarity he brings to complex business challenges.

Renee Tyack, Capital Plus

"Cultivate is a wealth of knowledge and resources for any startup/entrepreneur. You get sound leadership from people that have legitimate business experience who freely give of their experiences and contacts, as well as being in a collaborative environment with real-world help. This isn't just a bunch of good ideas, it is tried and true experience paired with unparalleled generosity."

Nate at Leber Design & Print

“I have been a business owner for 8 years and managed in a corporate setting for 15 years prior. However when obtaining a new business in Jan 2018, I was entering unknown territories in many aspects of the business. Matt Yerkes and Cultivate, have played a huge roll in where I stand 8 months later. His knowledge, and resources have been priceless. His work ethics, passion and abilities are untouchable. My experience had with Matt/Cultivate has fast tracked my business in web-services, start-up set-up knowledge, business planning, and financial resources. If you are considering to start your own business or have already began that journey, I recommend you to make the connection and partner with Matt/Cultivate to further your success. Cultivate is a great investment to expedite and advance your business."

Michele R. (Restaurant Owner)

“Matt has been a mentor of mine for years and is, without a doubt, a massive contributor to the growth of my web design business and success so far as an entrepreneur. His guidance early on in my career helped lay the foundation for success in several areas of my business and his knowledge, strategies, tactics and willingness to help start-ups and small businesses is second to none.

I would highly recommend his consulting services to anyone in virtually any industry. And the events that I’ve attended at Cultivate are jammed packed with real world strategies and takeaways (from folks who are in the thick of it) which will surely help you level up in whatever endeavor you’re in.

Thank you Matt for all you’ve done for me, my business, my career and in turn - my family!”

Josh Hall Owner/Creative Director In Transit Studios

Cultivate has helped our business grow by bringing together like-minded entrepreneurs to hear presentations on a wide range of topics, as well as providing one on one guidance from Matt that helps us on the 'business' part of our company.  One of our better business decisions was joining the team at Cultivate.”

Gary L. Sigrist, Jr. CEO and President Safeguard Risk Solutions

Cultivate has been a driving force in connecting the South-Western City Schools Career Technical programs to business, industry and post-secondary partners. Cultivate serves the community by supporting local entrepreneurs, the local school system and providing an avenue for connection and partnership. Some of the strongest partnerships SWCSD has were cultivated and renewed at a local Cultivate events. Matt works regularly to bring people, ideas and innovation together!”

Amy L. Schakat, Coordinator, Career-Technical Education, South-Western City Schools