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Titi Ikhile

Director of Lending & Consulting, Working Solutions

Michael Gunning

Board Chair, Alliance for Community Development

Maria Moreno

Lead Organizer, Restaurant Opportunities Center of The Bay

Jerry Bailey (Wine Reception Host)

CEO, Ayaba Wines

Destiny Iwuoma (Trivia Host)

DJ Destiny

Maisa Arias

Global Community Manager, Pachamama Alliance

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, 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 (Moderator)

Founder, Teas With Meaning

Dianna Tremblay

Chief Program Officer, ICA

Dafna Kory

Founder & Owner-Operator, INNA Jam

Zakiya Harris (Moderator)

Business Navigator, ArtsWeb Alameda County

Ellie Tumbuan

Head of Strategy and Culture, The Justice Collective

Becca Bloom

Owner and Event Planner, BB Events

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

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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.

JPMorgan Chase Bank

We’re committed to empowering minority entrepreneurs

U.S. Bank

Look ahead with us.

Oakland Indie Alliance

WE ARE A COMMUNITY OF LOCAL, INDEPENDENT BUSINESS OWNERS

Community Bank of the Bay

Banking on a Better Future

Community Vision

Capital and Consulting

LISC Bay Area

Connecting communities with resources

Greenlining

WE ENVISION A FUTURE WHERE COMMUNITIES OF COLOR CAN BUILD WEALTH, LIVE IN HEALTHY PLACES FILLED WITH ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY, AND ARE READY TO MEET THE CHALLENGES POSED BY CLIMATE CHANGE.

Working Solutions

First to Believe in Small Business

Pacific Community Ventures

Investing in small businesses and making markets work for social good

Gellert Family Business Center

A resource hub for family business owners in the San Francisco Bay Area

East Oakland Entrepreneurship Forum

We recognize that business ownership is a crucial means for addressing the disproportionate economic disparities in communities of color, and in Black communities in particular.

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.

The People of Color Small Business Network

The People of Color Small Business Network is a 2021 pilot program created in partnership between The Alliance for Community Development, The Greenlining Institute, and Uptima Entrepreneur Cooperative.

ICA

This is not business as usual

Oakland Black Business Fund

EMPOWERING BLACK BUSINESSES WITH CAPITAL, TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, AND GROWTH STRATEGY

Uptima Entrepreneur Cooperative

The only cooperative community for and by entrepreneurs

The Justice Collective

Welcome to The Justice Collective

Port Product Lab

Product development is hard. We work like crazy to make it easier.

Runway

RUNWAY is a financial innovation firm committed to dismantling systemic barriers and reimagining financial policies and practices–all in the name of Black liberation. We are 100% Black and Brown-women led. Our work helps build Black community wealth through early-stage funding, holistic business support and innovative financial products and partnerships.

Chasing Rainbows

Chasing Rainbows makes foundation investments in under-represented founders (including culture, gender and orientation).

Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center

helps launch and maximize new and existing Bay Area small businesses, delivering a range of services from training and consulting, to business incubation, access to capital, networking and special programs for women.