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2014 7th Annual BACC Conference: Funding Impact Entrepreneurs

Alliance for Community Development

Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 6:30 PM (PDT)

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2014 7th Annual Bay Area Capital

Connections Conference

Funding Impact Entrepreneurs

 

Noon - 6:30 pm Thursday, October 9, 2014

Kaiser Center Auditorium, 300 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, CA

 

Presented by

Alliance for Community Development
of the San Francisco Bay Area

 BACC Conference Entrepreneurs

Join us for the 2014 7th Annual Bay Area Capital Connections (BACC) Conference, Funding Impact Entrepreneurs,on Thursday, October 9, 2014.

Since 2005, the BACC Conference has brought together entrepreneurs, investors, advisors, and business leaders from across the Bay Area to improve access to capital for startups with diverse founding teams generating double and triple bottom-line benefits. This year attendees learn from lively panels on the pros and cons of early stage crowd funding and the equity funding landscape. 

Be there for the finalist presentations of their innovative companies in the Startup Pitch Showcase for investor feedback.  Investors and the audience will vote for the Best Pitch and the Best Social Impact. Prizes will be awarded to the winners.  Everyone will see how the four startup finalists who elected to participate in pre-seed early development and funding program offered by our partner DRÆM VENTURES were influenced.

The conference wraps up with a global perspective on innovation and growth with keynote presentation by Sramana Mitra, Founder, One Million by One Million (1M/1M), the first global virtual incubatorSee the detailed program below.

The Alliance for Community Development recognizes the value of diverse founding teams, and the importance of diversity in creating a more inclusive, innovative and sustainable economy. We strongly encourage those who support increasing diversity in entrepreneurship and funding to attend and participate in the Conference.

Who Should Attend? Entrepreneurs, investors, professionals in economic development and social/economic justice, startup advisors, students, and those interested in impact entrepreneurship


Event Details:

Date:

Thursday October 9, 2014

Time:

12:00 noon – 6:30 p.m.

Location:

Kaiser Auditorium and Lakeside Theater
300 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, CA 94612

Advanced Tickets:
Student Tickets: 


Full Price (on event date)

$50.00
$30.00 (CURRENT STUDENTS ONLY. Must present valid student ID at entry)

$75.00


Program & Schedule:

 

Noon – 1:00

Attendee check-in and networking; small plates, standup lunch
Catered by Blue Heron Catering

 

1:00 – 1:15

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Mike Gunning, Chairman, Alliance for Community Development

 

1:15 – 2:00

Crowd Funding Opportunities and Pitfalls: When is crowd funding a good step toward acquiring investment funding? How do investors view crowd funding and the startups that use it? Learn from entrepreneurs experienced with crowd funding and hear how investors view the opportunities and pitfalls of crowd-sourced financing

Panel includes: 

  • Ari Eisenstat, CEO, DRÆM VENTURES (moderator) 
  • Katy Levinson, COO of Crooked Tree Studios
  • Brian Friedman, CEO of Loopd
  • Alisa Cordesius, Cause Manager,  Indiegogo
  • Bill Reichert, Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures

 

2:00 – 2:45

Funding and Financing for Impact Startups: Learn how to navigate the investing landscape to get funded. Hear from entrepreneurs and the investors who funded them about what works and what doesn’t when seeking seed and later stage funding from angel, venture capital and impact investors.

Panel includes:

  • Debra Beresini, CEO, Invencor (moderator)
  • Michael Dorsey, Managing Partner, The Bay Area Growth Fund
  • Kathy Downing, Angel Investor, Golden Seeds
  • Elizabeth Ferguson, Managing Director, Drexel Oceania, LLC
  • Mary Lou Song, CEO, Fuel451, which provides technnology to easily generate video and campaigns  
 

2:45 – 3:00

Break and Networking

3:00 – 4:15

Startup Pitch Showcase: Seven startup founders will each present their pitch to our panel of judges and attendees. These finalists were selected in advance to present at this event and four elected to consider a $5,000 “micro-investment” from DRÆM VENTURES.

Finalists selected to pitch:

  • Correlia Biosystems, CEO, Akwasi Apori: Researches and develops diagnostic tools for targeted and quantitative analysis of protein panels affordable for every day lab use
  • eHarvestHub, CEO Alvaro Ramirez: Affordable and useable cloud platform for Mid-Small-farmers to sell directly to retailers
  • Favalife, CEO Hattem Nigma: A natural foods company manufacturing artisanal fava bean hummus and spreads
  • International Breast Milk Bank, CEO, Glenn Snow: A human milk bank increasing the supply of human breast milk to hospitals
  • Ladada, CEO, Laura Moreno: A fashion subscription service with a shopping experience unique to the customer
  • Pollen, Founder, Binta Ayofemi: A sustainable research startup where plants meet code
  • Scrumpt, CEO, Bri James: Kid friendly food, delivered.


Judging Panel:

  • Brian Dixon, Kapor Capital
  • Toby Morning Semantic Seeds
  • Nancy Kamei, The Bay Area Growth Fund
  • and others.

 

 

4:15 – 4:45

Envisioning an Inclusive Economic Future: Keynote speaker Sramana Mitra, Founder, One Million by One Million explores the vision for a more inclusive economic future and addresses questions, such as: What does a more inclusive economy look like? Why is it important? How will we get there?

 

4:45 – 5:00

Closing Remarks

 

5:00 – 6:30

Reception and Networking

 


Get your tickets now to reserve your spot.

 

Speaker and Panelist Bios

 

Brian Dixon, Kapor CapitalBrian Dixon, Kapor Capital
Dixon focuses on identifying and evaluating early-stage investments along with helping portfolio companies grow effectively. Brian joined Kapor Capital after spending two summers as an MBA intern. He is committed to making sure entrepreneurs of all backgrounds have access to advice and capital in order to make their business succeed.

 

Ari Eisenstat, DRAEM VenturesAri Eisenstat, Founder & CEO, DRÆM VENTURES
Ari has been an entrepreneur since he was 13 and is passionate about fostering innovation and creativity. He has an eclectic background from working at several hedge funds, think tanks, and startups. Ari recently graduated from Draper University where he received funding from VC Tim Draper to start DRÆM VENTURES. Ari is a frequent speaker on impact investing and entrepreneurship. Ari currently leads the Impact Venture Capital Lab at Stanford University and is a frequent speaker on social entrepreneurship.

 

Debra Beresini, InvencorDebra Beresini, CEO at Invencor
Beresini is an experienced manager, investor and entrepreneur. In 1997, she co-founded invencor, inc., and has since served as its CEO. Invencor manages both debt and equity funds, provides mentoring and educational programs for venture and private equity investors, consults with entrepreneurial management teams to grow companies. Beresini has been involved for twenty years in entrepreneurship and investing in Hawaii. She has developed an understanding of what works and does not work in advancing the economic and community needs of its multicultural population. Beresini presently sits on the boards of AGIS Networks, Hawaii Biotech, and HIBEAM, a Hawai’i-based business accelerator. She is a member of the advisory board of the University of Hawai'i's Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship and is Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Wayne Brown Institute, an educational nonprofit focused on mentoring entrepreneurs.In 2013, she was named one of the “100 Most Influential Women in Silicon Valley” by the Silicon Valley Business Journal.


Sramana Mitra, One Million by One MillionSramana Mitra, Founder, One Million by One Million (1M/1M)
Sramana Mitra is the founder of the One Million by One Million (1M/1M) initiative, an educational, business development and incubation program that aims to help one million entrepreneurs globally to reach $1 million in revenue and beyond. She is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and strategy consultant. She writes the blog Sramana Mitra On Strategy and is author of the Entrepreneur Journeys book series and Vision India 2020. From 2008 to 2010, Mitra was a columnist for Forbes. As an entrepreneur CEO, she ran three companies: DAIS, Intarka, and Uuma. She has a master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

Katy Levinson, Crooked Tree StudiosKaty Levinson, COO of Crooked Tree Studios
Formerly Director of Development at Hacker Dojo, NASA roboticist, and Google Software Engineer. Co-found of ArcBotics. Now she makes video games at Crooked Tree Studios.





Brian Friedman, LoopdBrian Friedman, CEO of Loopd
Brian Friedman is the CEO and Founder of Loopd, which is a wearable device company funded by legendary VC Tim Draper. Brian wants to reinvent the way people communicate by adding smart context within every physical interaction. Brian attended Lehigh University where he studied Materials Science and Engineering and Product Design. He is currently based in San Mateo with his team, and enjoys snowboarding, kiteboarding, and surfing in his free time.


Alisa Cordesius, IndiegogoAlisa Cordesius, Cause Manager, Indiegogo
Alisa is a social entrepreneur turned cause manager at Indiegogo, a company dedicated to revolutionizing the way people fund what matters to them. She is responsible for building partnerships with and empowering nonprofits, social innovators, universities, and philanthropists to leverage crowdfunding for social good. Prior to Indiegogo, Alisa worked with several international development and social entrepreneurial nonprofits including Mercy Corps, Counterpart International, and San Francisco Parks Alliance. Alisa has spoken at the SEEED Summit at Boston University, Boomer Venture Summit in the Silicon Valley, and is a frequent presenter at UC Berkeley, Stanford, and the Impact HUB. She graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in International Development Studies and most recently from NYU Wagner with a Masters in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management.  

 

Bill Rechert, Garage Technology VenturesBill Reichert, Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures

Bill Reichert has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and operating executive. Since joining Garage in 1998, Bill has focused on early-stage information technology and materials science companies. He has been a board director or board observer at CaseStack, WhiteHat Security, ClearFuels Technology, Simply Hired, MiaSole, D.light Design, ThermoCeramix, and VisaNow, among others. Prior to Garage, Bill was a co-founder or senior executive in several venture-backed technology startups, including Trademark Software, The Learning Company, and Academic Systems. Earlier in his career, he worked at McKinsey & Company, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., and the World Bank. Bill earned a B.A. at Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. He was a founding board member and a Chairman of the Churchill Club, and a Board Member of the Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs. Currently he is the Chairman of the Small Fund Roundtable of the VC Taskforce and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.


Michael Dorsey, The Westly GroupMichael Dorsey, Managing Partner, The Bay Area Growth Fund
Michael C. Dorsey is currently, Managing Partner of The Bay Area Growth Fund. He was with the Westly Group, a Menlo Park, CA based venture capital firm that is primarily focused on investing in clean technology. He serves on the Board of Directors of Glacier Bay Technologies, Lunera Lighting and Revolution Foods. Prior to joining The Westly Group, Mr. Dorsey co-headed the Bay Area Equity Fund, a $75 million double-bottom line venture capital fund that achieved top quartile returns based mostly on cleantech investments. In this capacity he raised and managed the fund, serving on the investment committee from the fund’s inception. The fund invested in Powerlight, acquired by Sunpower (SPWR), Tesla Motors (TSLA), Brightsource (S-1 filed, in registration), Solar City, eMeter, and Pandora Media (NYSE-P). He continues to serve on its investment committee. Before the Bay Area Equity Fund, Mr. Dorsey worked as an investment banker, primarily to technology companies, for 20 years. Mr. Dorsey holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and an MBA from Yale School of Management. He serves on the Board of Directors of United Way of the Bay Area and advisory boards of Stanford University.


Nancy KameiNancy Kamei, The Bay Area Growth Fund
Kamei is an experienced investor and serial entrepreneur who has attempted to build a life which will accomplish both doing good and making money: a compassionate capitalist.  She is currently teaching (National Faculty for NSF ICorps), coaching, and launching in various venues – but her heart is in a new impact investing fund: The Bay Area Growth Fund. After receiving her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from UCSF, she joined Merck in sales.  She returned to California to get her MBA from Stanford and was then recruited to the biotechnology industry.  Over six years, she was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Institutional Venture Partners and on the start-up teams of four successful biotechnology companies – the most notable was Onyx Pharmaceuticals (recently sold to Amgen). She then moved to the investor side of the table:  first in public equities at Capital Group Companies (Biotechnology, Healthcare IT, Hospitals) and then in corporate venture capital at Intel Capital (Digital Health).  She investigated Global Health for Aberdare Ventures and served as the Venture Capital Fellow for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

 

Kathy DowningKathy Downing, Angel Investor, Golden Seeds
Angel investor Kathy Downing’s career as a Senior Sales Executive in Silicon alley includes 20 years of experience managing and building sales, sales consulting, channel sales, and business development teams. Kathy served as regional Sales Vice President at Oracle Corporation where she and her team exceeded sales quota for over forty consecutive quarters. Prior to Oracle, Kathy worked in marketing and sales a Prime Computer In. She also has consulted for several Silicon Valley start-ups and has been investing in Silicon Valley start-ups for the last twenty years. Kathy has an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley – Haas School of Business.

 

Elizabeth FergusonElizabeth Ferguson, Managing Director, Drexel Oceania, LLC
Drexel Oceania LLC is a private merchant bank which advises companies on capital raising, strategic partnerships and joint ventures. Prior to her current position, Lyz was Executive Vice President and Managing Director of the Bay Area Family of Funds at the Bay Area Council, managing private equity and venture capital funds. The Family of Funds are “double bottom line” funds delivering market rates of return, and social, economic and environmental returns. Lyz is a Board Member of the Alliance for Community Development, the Co-Founders of the Bay Area Equity Fund I. Prior to joining the Bay Area Council, Lyz was with Bank of America for over twenty years and served as Managing Director and Head of Marketing for Bank of America’s Global Corporate and Investment Bank. Lyz graduated summa cum laude from U.C.Berkeley and has an MBA from Stanford Business School.

 

Mary Lou SongMary Lou Song, CEO, Fuel451
The best advice Mary Lou Song ever got was in high school, when a teacher told her to simply, “Do what you love.” She follows that career advice faithfully, especially as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur. Mary Lou joined eBay in 1996 as the company’s third employee because she loved shopping and the Internet. In the company’s early days, she led the product management and community teams, helping grow the user base from 15,000 members to more than 20 million globally by 2002. And she was responsible for the community products and initiatives that impacted eBay’s global marketplace. Later she joined social networking startup Friendster. And her love of writing and the news prompted her to launch Tokoni, a story-sharing site, and Ongo, an aggregated news service with The New York Times, the Washington Post and Gannett.

Currently, May Lou is CEO of Fuel451, where she is on a mission to help anyone turn a video into an instant advertising campaign for their business, so they can do what they love. Mary Lou holds a BS in Journalism from Medill at Northwestern University and a master's degree in media studies from Stanford University.

 

Sponsorship and Volunteer Opportunities!

 

Please Contact Darlene Crane at:  info@allianceforcommunitydevelopment.com




Program Sponsors

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Event Sponsors

DRAEM VENTURES


Supporters & Communication Partners

City of OaklandPresidio School of Management The Port Workspaces

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Girls In Tech SFSemantic Seed


About the Alliance for Community Development

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. The Alliance serves startup founders and business owners by providing expert business knowledge, growth strategies, and connections to financial and other resources through dynamic forums, conferences and programs. We welcome all entrepreneurs, financial professionals, and business community to our programs. For more information about the Alliance for Community Development, please visit our website: http://www.allianceforcommunitydevelopment.com  


 

n an Inclusive Economy

Noon - 6:00pm, October 9, 2014
Kaiser Center Auditorium, 300 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, CA

Presented by
Alliance for Community Development

Of the San Francisco Bay Area

Investing in an Inclusive Economy

Noon - 6:00pm, October 9, 2014
Kaiser Center Auditorium, 300 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, CA

Presented by
Alliance for Community Development

Of the San Francisco Bay Area

Investing in an Inclusive Economy

Noon - 6:00pm, October 9, 2014
Kaiser Center Auditorium, 300 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, CA

Presented by
Alliance for Community Development

Of the San Francisco Bay Area

Investing in an Inclusive Economy

Noon - 6:00pm, October 9, 2014
Kaiser Center Auditorium, 300 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, CA

Presented by
Alliance for Community Development

Of the San Francisco Bay Area

Investing in an Inclusive Economy

Noon – 6:00pm, October 9, 2014
Kaiser Center Auditorium, 300 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, CA

Presented by
Alliance for Community Development

Of the San Francisco Bay Area

- See more at: http://www.allianceforcommunitydevelopment.com/programs/entrepreneurship-funding/2014-bacc-conference/#sthash.TtNlmSOJ.dpuf

Investing in an Inclusive Economy

Noon – 6:00pm, October 9, 2014
Kaiser Center Auditorium, 300 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, CA

Presented by
Alliance for Community Development

Of the San Francisco Bay Area

- See more at: http://www.allianceforcommunitydevelopment.com/programs/entrepreneurship-funding/2014-bacc-conference/#sthash.TtNlmSOJ.dpuf

Investing in an Inclusive Economy

Noon – 6:00pm, October 9, 2014
Kaiser Center Auditorium, 300 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, CA

Presented by
Alliance for Community Development

Of the San Francisco Bay Area

- See more at: http://www.allianceforcommunitydevelopment.com/programs/entrepreneurship-funding/2014-bacc-conference/#sthash.TtNlmSOJ.dp
Have questions about 2014 7th Annual BACC Conference: Funding Impact Entrepreneurs? Contact Alliance for Community Development

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Kaiser Center Auditorium
300 Lakeside Dr
2nd Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 6:30 PM (PDT)


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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.  

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