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Bay Area Capital Connections XII: Striving Toward a Dignified Economy

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Welcome to the BACC XII Conference
Thanks for joining us! We're allowing time for everyone to enter the space.
2020-10-02T09:15:00Z 2020-10-02T09:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Welcome+to+the+BACC+XII+Conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Opening Remarks
Michael Gunning Naima McQueen
2020-10-02T09:30:00Z 2020-10-02T09:40:00Z America/Los_Angeles Opening+Remarks Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Morning Performance
Joshua Merchant
2020-10-02T09:40:00Z 2020-10-02T10:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Morning+Performance Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Opening Plenary: An Alliance Chat on Restorative Economics and Systems Change
How can communities build our own pathway to the next economy? We all have a role on the road to a holistic, dignified economy.
Jasmine Rashid Nwamaka Agbo Rodney Foxworth
2020-10-02T10:00:00Z 2020-10-02T10:50:00Z America/Los_Angeles Opening+Plenary%3A+An+Alliance+Chat+on+Restorative+Economics+and+Systems+Change Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Investing in Quality Jobs
The economy as we once knew it has changed. In this new landscape, we seek to envision how a holistic, dignified workplace could be built.
Stephen Bediako Natalia Carrasco Alfredo Mathew III Julia McCotter (she/her)
2020-10-02T11:00:00Z 2020-10-02T12:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Investing+in+Quality+Jobs Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Making a Dollar Out of 15 Cents: Creating a Fundable Model
We’ll explore the ways in which local entrepreneurs have shifted from a simply functional model to a fundable model for their businesses.
Yahshimabet Sellassie Cinthya Flores Naima McQueen Brooklyn Wright Alicia  Kidd
2020-10-02T11:00:00Z 2020-10-02T12:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Making+a+Dollar+Out+of+15+Cents%3A+Creating+a+Fundable+Model Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Invest in the Community
The financial industry has recently made strides toward funding parity, but businesses are still left out. What’s your role in this space?
Trevor Parham Brian Beckon Titi ikhile Nicole Jarbo Andrew (He/Him) Baskin
2020-10-02T11:00:00Z 2020-10-02T12:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Invest+in+the+Community Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Regenerative Economics & Sustainable Recovery Planning
Through allyship rather than shame, how can we build a regenerative economy that supports those most impacted by environmental disaster?
James Nixon Claudia Sandoval Lily Laurence Mario Trigueros
2020-10-02T11:00:00Z 2020-10-02T12:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Regenerative+Economics+%26+Sustainable+Recovery+Planning Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
Expo Booth Exploration
2020-10-02T12:00:00Z 2020-10-02T13:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Expo+Booth+Exploration+ Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
2020-10-02T12:00:00Z 2020-10-02T13:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Networking Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Afternoon Performance
Krystal DaMuse & ImonyLowd Argentin
2020-10-02T13:00:00Z 2020-10-02T13:20:00Z America/Los_Angeles Afternoon+Performance Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Strengthening Black Businesses: A Roundtable Alliance Chat
What role does intergenerational vibrancy and vision play in anchoring Black-owned businesses in our communities?
Alondra Williams-Vasquez Carolyn Johnson Loren Taylor
2020-10-02T13:30:00Z 2020-10-02T14:15:00Z America/Los_Angeles +Strengthening+Black+Businesses%3A+A+Roundtable+Alliance+Chat Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Rooted Business: How to Leverage the Power of Real Estate
Though real estate is often intimidating, business owners can better make their case to investors by understanding how to wield its power.
LJ Jennings Ernesto Vilchis Trevor Parham Grant Word
2020-10-02T14:15:00Z 2020-10-02T15:15:00Z America/Los_Angeles Rooted+Business%3A+How+to+Leverage+the+Power+of+Real+Estate Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Breaking the Bank Code: Building Financial Relationships
How can individuals working in finance and BIPOC business owners begin to build a new kind of relationship to become partners in prosperity?
Danelis Padron Esperanza Pallana Purvi Patel LJ Jennings Ernesto Vilchis
2020-10-02T14:15:00Z 2020-10-02T15:15:00Z America/Los_Angeles Breaking+the+Bank+Code%3A+Building+Financial+Relationships Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Secure the Bag: How Businesses Can Tackle BIG Opportunities
We share knowledge for entrepreneurs to know how to present themselves so they can not only find, but navigate large contract opportunities.
Andrew Williams Bret Sweet Abby VanMuijen Hope Lehman Ivellisse Morales
2020-10-02T14:15:00Z 2020-10-02T15:15:00Z America/Los_Angeles Secure+the+Bag%3A+How+Businesses+Can+Tackle+BIG+Opportunities Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The Art of Pivoting: A Roundtable Alliance Chat
We seek to learn from the hard pivots that we’ve all had to navigate in recent months and hope to provide emotional support in community.
Darcelle Lahr Randolph Belle Dorenda Haynes Ari  Takata-Vasquez
2020-10-02T15:30:00Z 2020-10-02T16:15:00Z America/Los_Angeles The+Art+of+Pivoting%3A+A+Roundtable+Alliance+Chat Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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ACD Closing Remarks
Michael Gunning Naima McQueen
2020-10-02T16:15:00Z 2020-10-02T16:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles ACD+Closing+Remarks Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
Expo Booth Exploration
2020-10-02T16:30:00Z 2020-10-02T18:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Expo+Booth+Exploration+ Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
2020-10-02T16:30:00Z 2020-10-02T18:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Networking Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)


Donell Johnson Jr

Mandela Grocery Cooperative

Carla Buggs

CEO, Bay Area Black Market

Yahshimabet Sellassie

CEO, Yahshi Bakes

Krystal DaMuse & ImonyLowd Argentin


James Nixon

Founder, Sustainable Systems

Andrew Williams

Executive Director, East Bay United Soccer Club

Michael Gunning

Board Member, Alliance for Community Development

Ari Takata-Vasquez

Executive Director, Oakland Indie Alliance

Ivellisse Morales

Founder and CEO, Bombilla

Hope Lehman

Runway Project

Purvi Patel

Self-Help Federal Credit Union

Esperanza Pallana

Director of Strategic Initiatives, Community Vision

Helen Wyman

Community Banking Officer, Community Bank of the Bay

Danelis Padron

Financial Advisor, Wells Fargo

Grant Word

Executive Vice President, Director of Commercial & Business Banking, Beneficial State Bank

Mario Trigueros

Managing Director, Pachamama Alliance

Lily Laurence

Regenerative Consultant

Claudia Sandoval

Development Manager, Pachamama Alliance

Melanie Nuni

Director of Programs, Alliance for Community Development

Nicole Jarbo

Founder, Goodbets Group

Titi ikhile

Director of Lending, Working Solutions

Brian Beckon

Principal, Cutting Edge Counsel

Trevor Parham

Founder, Oakstop

Naima McQueen

Executive Director, Alliance for Community Development

Cinthya Flores

Founder, Utz Threads

Joshua Merchant


Natalia Carrasco

Director of Business Advising, PCV

Stephen Bediako

Founder, Turning Basin Labs

Dorenda Haynes

Owner, Get the Fork Outta Here

Alondra Williams-Vasquez

Fresno Regional Manager, Community Vision

Alfredo Mathew III

Partner, East Side Oakland Ventures

Ernesto Vilchis

Real Estate Consultant, Community Vision

Darcelle Lahr

Professor of Business Practice, Mills College & Director, Center for Transformative Action

Alicia Kidd

Founder & CEO, The Wine Noire

Elisse Douglass

Co-founder & General Partner, Oakland Black Business Fund & VP, Signature Development Group

Randolph Belle

Owner, RBA Creative & Support Oakland Artists

LJ Jennings

Senior Pastor, Kingdom Builders Christian Fellowship

Brooklyn Wright

Director of Partnerships, Out in Tech

Abby VanMuijen

Founder & Graphic Recorder, RogueMark Studios

Bret Sweet

Center Director, Renaissance East Bay

Jasmine Rashid

Director of Advocacy & Strategic Partnerships, Candide Group

Andrew (He/Him) Baskin

Partner and Worker-Owner, LIFT Economy

Julia McCotter (she/her)

Marketing Coordinator, Alliance for Community Development

Carolyn Johnson

Executive Director, East Oakland Black Cultural Zone Collaborative

Loren Taylor

City of Oakland District 6 Councilmember

Rodney Foxworth

Founder, Invested Impact

Nwamaka Agbo

Restorative Economics Practitioner, Nwamaka Agbo Consulting

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