Our Corporate Partners

Boomerang, Chapel Hill

Bull City Forward

CUBE: UNC Social Innovation Initiative

Community Empowerment Fund

Partners for Youth Opportunity

Rotary Club of Durham

Small Business and Technology Development Center

Small Business Center, Durham Tech

StepUp Durham

Our Board of Directors

Christopher Gergen is the CEO of Forward impact, an organization that develops entrepreneurial working and living spaces (Durham, NC)

Jessica Jones is a certified CPA and is owner and Consultant at Jessica Jones PLLC (Durham, NC)

Blair Lanier is currently pursuing her MBA-MPP at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business and the Sanford School of Public Policy. (Durham, NC)

Lisa Maida is a Controller and works part-time for Scale Finance (Oak Island, NC)

Attiyya Newman is a Product Marketing Specialist for Bandwidth Communications. (Raleigh, NC)

Meredith Pagani works with the Raleigh Rescue Mission and volunteers at the Coalition to Unchain Dogs (Cary, NC)

Geraud Staton is the Executive Director of the Helius Foundation. (Duham, NC)

Jennifer Tracy is an Operations Manager for Shell’s Retail Lubricant Division in Houston Texas (Houston, TX)

Sheryl Waddell is a Program Manager with the University of North Carolina, leading relationship management within Innovate@Carolina (Durham, NC)


Help Define Your Mission

Helius will make sure you're on the right track, heading for the goals you want in the way that you want.

Develop Your Business Plan

We can help you build a solid plan that will take you from your current position to your goals.

Long-Term Coaching

We know that problems don't always arise during normal business hours. That's why Helius provides mentors when you need them most

An Instant Network

Our extensive network of entrepreneurs, financiers, professors and venture capitalists instantly become part of your team.

Financial Analysis

We can review your books and help you set up financial goals. We can even assist with grant writing and other fundraising efforts.

Grants and Short Term Loans

Through the help of generous donors and sponsors we are able to provide a small loan or grant to qualifying businesses.

North Carolina Fair Living Wage

Our services are free for any business that is earning less than the Fair Living Wage. Our purpose is to ensure all entrepreneurs have the chance to earn a living for themselves and their families. Once a client is able to earn a fair living wage for themselves, we can convert to a very affordable program that maintains the same high quality service our clients have come to expect.FairWage

We need your help

The Helius Foundation offers free, high quality business consulting to struggling entrepreneurs and NDEs so that they can earn a fair, living wage.

With your help, we can create an America where everyone has the capabilty to support themselves and their families with dignity, despite race, education, or financial upbringing.

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