Aurora Market's vision is to create healthy corners and communities through nutrition, education, and community advocacy in Washington, DC. With over 30% of local residents reporting food insecurities Aurora Market is driven to establish storefronts in each Ward and solidify their business as the "Modern Mom & Pop Shop".
Aurora Market is featured by the Washington Area Community Investment Fund (WACIF) for their 35th Anniversary Celebration.
Aurora Market is 1 of only 11 businesses and only D.C. brick and mortars selected to participate in the 2022 Ascend Capital Accelerator.
Aurora Market was selected as a destination to show WACIF staff the results of their hard work and dedication in supporting underserved entrepreneurs of color. Aurora Market stands with WACIF and we are grateful for the opportunity to attend the Ascend Capital Accelerator 2022
Aurora Market owner successfully completes over 50 hours of training. Graduates the ICIC 2022 Inner City Capital Connection Program designed for rising entrepreneurs.
We support high-growth, high-impact startups led by people with disabilities.
At 2Gether-International we’re creating entrepreneurial communities, where peer support, expert mentorship, and a network of possibilities is within reach for Disabled Founders. We’re bringing together masters of industry and emerging leaders, committed to expanding businesses and accommodation for people with disabilities.
Aurora Market partners with SB Works and is selected to participate in the DC Facades Program. The new look Aurora Market is Coming Soon! ❤️
Aurora Market is 1 of only 25 Veteran Owned companies selected to showcase their business at the annual BourBiz Veteran Business Expo. Stop by their table on August 17th, 2022 at MGM National Harbor.
Aurora Market was featured in District Bridges as one of DC’s fastest growing businesses.
We sat down with Pablo Ortiz, who owns and operates Aurora Market (500 Irving St NW, just off the main street) along with his wife, Rahel, to talk about their store and their mission to bring healthy, local food and favorites to the neighborhood.
Aurora Market is selected for the DC Rebuild Bond Program through SMBX. Invest in Aurora Market today for as little as $10 and receive a 7.5% return over 60 months.
Aurora Market founder selected to serve as Board Member and Event Manager for FOSH’s Independence Day and Fall Festival held on the grounds of the AFRH. The July 4th Independence Day hosted members of the AFRH and over 3,000 residents!
It was an amazing turnout in celebration of HU‘s Homecoming 2022 and the newest club We Out Here 360! Over 75 students showed to support club members and fellow artists as they debuted new music and freely expressed themselves in safe venue minutes from HU Campus.
Aurora Market was selected for the DC Food Waste Innovation Grant to minimize food waste. DC food businesses can cut food and waste costs, reduce rodents, and reduce carbon emissions through composting.
ICCC is excited to return to Washington, D.C. for the 5th time in 2022, thanks to our lead sponsor, Kaiser Permanente! Washington, D.C. is home to 324 ICCC alumni, and since their participation they have averaged 49% growth in revenue and raised $64.36M in capital.
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