Bay Area Capital Connections XII: Striving Toward a Dignified Economy

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ABOUT THE CONFERENCE:


2020 has been a crucible year for the world, and we can feel this deeply in the Bay Area Entrepreneurial Ecosystem. We are in the middle of a pandemic; the Black Lives Matter movement continues to be relevant and necessary as we face sustained systemic harm against the Black community; ICE continues to damage our immigrant communities; and yet, our bills are still due. Our businesses, our families, and our communities need us more than ever. We are at a decision-making point in which we are poised to shift the narrative. Change is coming. 

This is a Call In. 

This year’s 12th annual Bay Area Capital Connections Conference will highlight existing and future models of economic and social change in the Bay Area, working towards an equitable, dignified and vibrant economy for all. What does a dignified economy look like? How can we co-create it? How do we move through the healing process toward building a radically resilient economic future for our communities, one that is sustainable and flexible enough to adapt to the ills of a pandemic and rise above the years of systemic oppression? We are calling in all of our ecosystem members to put our knowledge together and collaboratively pinpoint solutions that we can implement now. Join us as we spend the day together checking in with one another, breathing, healing, dismantling, building, and co-creating our future. 

Together, we will thrive!


ABOUT TICKETS:


You will notice that there are a variety of tickets at the same general admission price point. By registering for the ticket type that best describes your role in the ecosystem, you can help us ensure that all stakeholder groups are being represented. 

If you are a student, please contact [email protected] for a free conference ticket. 
If you are in need of financial assistance with your ticket, please contact [email protected]

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Schedule

· Stage
Welcome + Opening Remarks
· Stage
Morning Performance
· Stage
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
· 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.
Julia McCotter
· Sessions
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?
· Sessions
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?
Andrew (He/Him) Baskin
· Sessions
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.
· Networking
Networking
· Expo
Expo Booth Exploration
· Stage
Afternoon Performance
· Stage
Strengthening Black Businesses: A Roundtable Alliance Chat
What role does intergenerational vibrancy and vision play in anchoring Black-owned businesses in our communities?
Carolyn Johnson Loren Taylor
· Sessions
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?
· Sessions
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.
· Sessions
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.
· Stage
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.
· Stage
ACD Closing Remarks
· Expo
Expo Booth Exploration
· Networking
Networking

Speakers

Jasmine Rashid
Jasmine Rashid

Director of Advocacy & Strategic Partnerships, Candide Group

Andrew (He/Him) Baskin
Andrew (He/Him) Baskin

Partner and Worker-Owner, LIFT Economy

Julia McCotter
Julia McCotter

Marketing Coordinator, Alliance for Community Development

Carolyn Johnson
Carolyn Johnson

Executive Director, East Oakland Black Cultural Zone Collaborative

Loren Taylor
Loren Taylor

City of Oakland District 6 Councilmember

Rodney Foxworth
Rodney Foxworth

Founder, Invested Impact

Nwamaka Agbo
Nwamaka Agbo

Restorative Economics Practitioner, Nwamaka Agbo Consulting

Tickets

$30.00
Hosted by

Alliance for Community Development

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

Booths

Cocina del Corazon (@cocinadelcorazonoakland)

Cocina del Corazon (@cocinadelcorazonoakland)

Sustainable Food Company helping to fight food inequalities in Oakland, CA.

Mahalio Shipping

Mahalio Shipping

The World’s Friendliest Sustainable Delivery Service

Grace Street Catering (@gracestreetcatering)

Grace Street Catering (@gracestreetcatering)

Inspired and engaging events. Truly personal service resulting in once-in-a-lifetime memories.

StartOut (@startoutcommunity)

StartOut (@startoutcommunity)

LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs building community and scaling businesses through events, mentorship & investment

The Xocolate Bar (@xocolatebar)

The Xocolate Bar (@xocolatebar)

Organic, fair trade, creative & delicious artisan chocolates

Pachamama Alliance (@pachamamaorg)

Pachamama Alliance (@pachamamaorg)

Learn about programs to engage in creating a socially just, sustainable future that works for all