Alfa Demmellash

CEO, Rising Tide Capital

Since 2004, Alfa Demmellash, a native of Ethiopia and graduate of Harvard University, has been the Chief Executive Officer of Rising Tide Capital. Headquartered on Martin Luther King Drive in Jersey City, the organization runs the Community Business Academy – an intensive business training session coupled with year-round coaching and mentorship that equips marginalized entrepreneurs to better operate their small businesses. To date, Rising Tide Capital has assisted 565 high-potential entrepreneurs, helping them define and pursue their own paths for business success.

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