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Michael Gunning

Chair of the Board of Directors for the Alliance for Community Development

Sabrina Wu

Senior Program Officer, East Bay Community Foundation

Naima McQueen

Executive Director, Alliance for Community Development

Rani Langer-Croager

Co-Founder & CEO, Uptima Entrepreneur Cooperative

Laurika Harris-Kaye

Portfolio Director, Runway

Brett Sweet, MBA

East Bay Program Director, Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center - Richmond

Ivellisse Morales

Founder & CEO of Bombilla

Ben Stokes

Founding Partner, Chasing Rainbows

Kyle Valiton

Medical Device Design Consultant, Build To Launch LLC

Hope Henson-Lehman

Operations Director, Runway

April (Axé) Charmaine

Founder/Creative Director, SOL VIDA WORLDWIDE

Jasmine Curtis

Owner, AVOCURL

Kamilah Mitchell

Founder, With Meaning

Dianna Tremblay

Chief Program Officer, ICA

Dafna Kory

Owner operator, INNA jam

Zakiya Harris

ArtsWeb Alameda County Business Navigator

Ellie Tumbuan

Head of Strategy and Culture, The Justice Collective

Becca Bloom

Owner and Event Planner, BB Events

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The Alliance for Community Development

The Alliance for Community Development is a Bay Area 501(c)(3) not-for-profit dedicated to ​increasing access to capital and support for local, underrepresented entrepreneurs.

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Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce

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Start Small Think Big

WE'RE ALL FOR SMALL Small businesses make a big difference. They support families, neighborhoods, and economies. They put power in the hands of the community. But small businesses face big hurdles. We’re here to change that.

CAMEO- California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity

CAMEO is the largest statewide network of micro business development programs in the country.

REV+ALL

REV integrates the best of sustainability with behavior change to accelerate business impact.

Oakland Indie Alliance

WE ARE A COMMUNITY OF LOCAL, INDEPENDENT BUSINESS OWNERS

JPMorgan Chase Bank

We’re committed to empowering minority entrepreneurs