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Options for Funding Your Startup

Oakland LGBTQ Center

TO ATTEND THIS EVENT YOU MUST REGISTER ON OUR EVENTBRITE PAGE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/options-for-funding-your-startup-tickets-59207480167 Do you have a business you are ready to grow, but also have questions about accessing the capital you need to take that next step? In the Bay Area, funding is ofter considered synonymous with venture capital, but venture capital isn't the right option for every business. And, as we all know not everyone has the same access to the world of instiutional investors. If you're an entrepreneur who wants to understand all your options for raising capital, join StartOut for a panel discussion on accessing traditional and alternative funding for your business. Agenda 6:00-6:30 PM - Doors Open/Introduction 6:30-7:30 PM - Panel Discussion 7:30 - 8:30 PM - Post event networking 8:30-9:00 PM - Wrap Up A special thank you to our event sponsor the Oakland LGBTQ Community Center Meet the Panel Bianca Cabán is Head of Partnerships at Republic, a fundraising platform for startups and blockchain projects. Before Republic, she worked on Wall Street for 5 years, including at Credit Suisse, BlackRock, and Atlas Merchant Capital, where she conducted business in Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. Bianca also established a consultancy, Taino Capital, where she worked with various entities on new fund infrastructure and strategy, business development, as well as the tax and economic incentives in Puerto Rico. Through Taino, she advised and launched economic revitalization projects in real estate, medical cannabis, and the entrepreneurship accelerator space. She is on the Advisory Board of Lilu, an innovative female-led hardware startup, and an alum of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers and Milken Institute Young Leaders Circle. Dianna Tremblay is the Director of Acceleration at ICA Fund Good Jobs which invests in high potential businesses to create economic freedom for those who need it most. She is ultimately responsible for scaling the impact of their Good Jobs Accelerator and cultivating the support and capital ecosystem necessary for entrepreneurs to scale their businesses. Prior to joining ICA Fund Good Jobs, Dianna's professional experience included sales, corporate relationship management, and business development roles in e-commerce and textbook publishing. Dianna received a MBA from the Lorry I. underserved communities. She provides access to capital for small business owners who have been barred access from traditional financing institutions. She actively works to promote diverse small business owners including people of color, women, veterans, and members of the LGBTQ community. Prior to joining PCV, Adria worked in the financial services office at Ernst and Young where she performed financial statement audits of hedge funds, private equity firms, and venture capital firms. Angelic Williams is the Founder and CEO of MyUmbrella LGBT+: a social networking platform for the LGBTQ+ community rooted in Wellness, Inclusion, Social and Education. She is a third-generation entrepreneur and grew up in a family of small business owners and was intimately involved with the day to day operations. As a result, she’s well versed in the grit and perseverance required to start, sustain and grow a business. Prior to founding her company, she was an architectural designer involved in projects including Menlo Circus Club, San Ramon City Hall and the Pacific Union Club and the lead developer manager for affordable and workforce housing projects in the Bay Area and New York City.

LGBTQ Founders Demo Day

Silicon Valley Bank

TO ATTEND THIS EVENT YOU MUST REGISTER ON OUR EVENTBRITE PAGE: https://startout.online/demoday _________________________________________________________________ StartOut Demo Day is an annual opportunity for the most innovative LGBTQ founded startups to demonstrate their products, discuss their go-to-market strategy and pitch their business to a panel of angel and VC investors. Join us for an evening of discussion among some of the brightest entrepreneurs and investors in our community. There will be ample time for you to make new connections, share ideas with other like-minded individuals and build your network. Schedule: 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm — Registration and networking 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm — Startup pitches and product demos 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm — Networking A special thank you to Silicon Valley Bank. They are both our hosts for the evening and our national sponsor of the StartOut Demo Day series. ----- By taking part in this event you grant StartOut and its affiliated StartOut Chapters full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for fundraising, publicity or other purposes to help achieve the group’s aims. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications.

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