Get Answers to Questions and Be Ready to Pitch Your Startup

If you have a lot of questions about developing a strong investor pitch for your startup, please join us. Paula Groves, Director Alameda County Small Business Development Center and Darlene Crane, Executive Director, Alliance for Community Development will be sharing their tips and answering your questions so you can move forward.
◾Use a checklist to know when you are ready to apply
◾Estimate preparation and practice to pitch
◾Learn about other resources for entrepreneurs

Paula and Darlene have selected and coached entrepreneurs through the pitch events for the Bay Area Capital Connections Conference (BACC) since 2011. In their careers they have been educating and coaching entrepreneurs for over two decades.

The Alliance for Community Development is accepting applications to pitch at the Bay Area Capital Connections Conference Six (BACC6). Applications are due before midnight on August 23.

The BACC Conference series is dedicated to increasing access to financing and funding for companies with diverse leadership (inclusive of diverse, women and disabled veteran entrepreneurs). The Sixth Annual BACC is scheduled for October 3, 2013 at the Kaiser Center Auditorium and Lakeside Theater for October 3, 2013 from 12 noon – 6 p.m.

Details on the BACC6 application process now posted at


Please note:  This event has a hard limit of 12 people.  If you find that you cannot attend, please change your RSVP so that someone else can make it.

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  • Luciana

    I apologize for the late change in RSVP. I am sick and thought it would be better to leave my spot open for someone else. Hopefully I will join the next meeting.

    August 12, 2013

  • Darlene C.

    Paula and I are looking forward to seeing all of you who have signed up for the MeetUp tonight at TechLiminal on Readiness to Pitch. We will cover the standard format and the Double Bottom Line Approach. I look forward to meeting everyone who has signed up. If this is a great success then we will do another one very soon.

    1 · August 12, 2013

  • Luciana

    Looking forward to learning and sharing.

    1 · August 7, 2013

  • Darlene C.

    The Alliance is encouraging more companies with diverse leadership to become visible in the investment community.

    1 · August 2, 2013

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