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Fifth Annual Bay Area Capital Connections Conference (BACCV)

Alliance for Community Development of the San Francisco Bay Area

Thursday, May 10, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM (PDT)

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Fifth Annual Bay Area Capital Connections Conference (BACC V)
The conference connecting entrepreneurs and investors

Join us for a day of learning, inspiration, opportunity and networking. Get the real story from investors and successful entrepreneurs as they share their paths to success in panel and discussion talks. Watch opportunity in action at a pitch session and learn first-hand what investors really want to know.  All companies are welcome and we encourage companies with diverse leadership that are building strong financial results and generating social and economic benefits to attend.

Please register for the conference as our guest at no cost. You can choose to attend only part of the full day program. 

You are required to register on EventBrite at the latest by midnight May 6.

We ask you to review the program below.  To help us plan, when you receive your confirmation email respond and let us know what portion of the conference you will attend from the following options:

  • Full day program
  • Morning program only and NOT have lunch
  • Lunch and stay for the afternoon sessions and Networking Mixer
  • Pitch event and Networking Mixer only


May 7; $100 at the door on May 10 by cash or check only
Includes breakfast, lunch, coffee, networking mixer

Comments from the 2011 conference:

    The Pitches were EXTREMELY illustrative.
    You are hitting the nail on the head.  Keep up the good work.

MAY 10, 2012
8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank, 101 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
BART and MUNI accessible


8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Attendee check-in
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.     
Alliance Board Member

Lena Robinson, Regional Manager, Community Development, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

Sponsor comments
PG&E: Joan Kerr, Director Supplier Diversity.

9::30 – 10:15 a.m.   
Morning moderated discussion: Growing a Product Company – Learn how to work with investors to build a transformative company.  
Julie Corbett, CEO, Ecologic Brands; Seth Miller, Partner, DBL Investors; and moderated by Lyz Ferguson, Managing Director, Drexel Oceania LLC.
Corbett is the mastermind behind Ecologic’s innovative green packaging – a testament to her insatiable curiosity and ability to “think outside the bottle.” She approaches challenges with fierce optimism and tenacity and isn’t afraid to turn the packaging industry upside down.

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.   

10:30 – 11:45 a.m.
Financial Track:
Trends Changing the Investment Landscape: Innovative Accelerators and Crowd Funding – Learn how to maneuver for success in the new financial landscape.
Monisha Perkash, CEO & Founder, LUMOback, a seed-funded company that recently emerged from Eric Schmidt's Innovation Endeavors venture creation program called Runway.
Cory Ford, Director of the Public Media Accelerator is leading the effort to change media for good. Recently he was Director of the Runway Program and mentored Perkash.
Contributing Moderator: Jennifer Kassan, CEO of Cutting Edge Capital, on witnessing the JOBS Act signing, its opportunities and risks. 

Management Track:
Branding Your Startup – Increase sales through marketing strategy and branding.  Hear from professionals, and a CEO with a distinctive brand how to develop a product and a brand
William Gaulitier, CEO of e-storm for over a decade.
Susan Griffin Black, Founder and CEO of EO® a family-owned and operated Certified Organic Manufacturer of personal care products.
Contributing Moderator: Francesca Schuler, CMO at BEVMo and Founder of Bay Area Marketers, an organization that shares marketing expertise with startup CEOs.
12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.    
Lunch and Keynote Speaker – Speaking on Strategies for Developing Human Capital
Lynda Ward Pierce, SVP of Human Resources & Administration, BrightSource Energy Inc.

1:30 – 2:45 p.m.     
Financial Track:
Meet the Pitch Event Investors – Know how investors evaluate your business and you as a CEO 

Luz Ferguson, Managing Director, Drexel Oceania, LLC
Joyce Chung, Managin Director, Garage Technology Ventures
Geoff Roach, Fellow, The Halo Fund, Angel Forum.
Patrick Sagisi, Associate, DBL Investors.
Shirley Gee, Investor, Keiretsu Forum and others.

Management Track:
Successful Impact Investing – Learn how investors and entrepreneurs generate financial results and double/triple bottom-line outcomes.  Hear from experts in investing for more than money and innovator in entrepreneur development.   
Lisa Hagerman, Director of Programs, DBL Investors.
James Nixon, Chairman Sustainable Systems and Vice Chairman, Alliance for Community Development 
Contributing Moderator: Shea di Donna, Co-Founder & Director of Entrepreneurship, Silicon Valley International, an education consultancy at the cutting edge of entrepreneurship and innovation

2:45 – 3:00 p.m.        

3:15 – 5:00 p.m.             
Pitch Session, Investor judges evaluate entrepreneurs’ presentations.

Check out the websites of the companies selected to Pitch to Investors:

* aSociete.com, CEO, Vanessa Gabriel. CEO
* GroupBookers.com, Edwin Salgado and Nancy Chen-Salgado Founders
* MyKeyno, LLC, Product iVest, backpack reinvented by Sanderson Broudy, CEO
* MindblownLabs.com, Jason Young
* 360DocFinder.com, Rebecca White, San Francisco
* SkillvilleGames.com, Taylor Louie, Fremont, CA

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Networking Mixer

For more information go to: www.allianceforcommunitydevelopment.com

The Alliance for Community Development is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with the mission of increasing access to capital for companies with diverse leadership inclusive of minorities, women, and disabled veterans.     

For questions contact us at: info@alliancforcommunitydevelopment.com

For more on ACD and sponsorships go to:  www.allianceforcommunitydevelopment.com                                                       r



Have questions about Fifth Annual Bay Area Capital Connections Conference (BACCV)? Contact Alliance for Community Development of the San Francisco Bay Area

When & Where

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
101 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Thursday, May 10, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM (PDT)

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Alliance for Community Development of the San Francisco Bay Area

The Alliance for Community Development brings startup founders and business owners expert business knowledge, growth practices and connections to financial and other resources.  Our goal is to increase access to capital for growth companies with diverse leadership through dynamic forums, conferences and programs.  We welcome all entrepreneurs to our programs and focus on growing companies of all sizes with diverse leadership

The Alliance for Community Development is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization with the mission of increasing access to capital for companies with diverse leadership.  

Visit our website for details on the organization and all programs and services.


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