San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Creating your own Perfect Pitch!
Whether you are working on a start-up, raising capital, pitching an idea to your team, or pitching yourself at a job interview Candace Klein can help.
Women Tech Council and Entrepreneurs Circle are excited to offer this opportunity to learn from one of the best, Candace has won over 25 business competitions, and is the founder and CEO of two successful startup companies.
Candace Klein is the founder and CEO of two successful startup companies: Bad Girl Ventures and SoMoLend. Candace launched Bad Girl Ventures in March, 2010. Bad Girl Ventures is a non-profit, micro-finance organization focused on educating and financing woman-owned startup companies. In its first two years of operations, BGV has received over 400 applicants, has educated over 250 businesses, has financed 26 women with $700,000, and has created 154 jobs across Ohio.
Candace also launched SoMoLend in May, 2011. SoMoLend offers new solutions for small businesses to get the money they need to launch and sustain their operations. SoMoLend is a new technology platform that connects business borrowers seeking loans of $1,000,000 or less with lenders looking to make a return on investment, doing well by doing good. To date, SoMoLend has partnered with KeyBank, who has committed to lending at least $1 million on SoMoLend, and up to $50 million, in the first year of operations.
Candace Klein received four bachelor degrees from Northern Kentucky University (Marketing, Management, Communication, Political Science). Candace began working as a lobbyist for the Northern Kentucky Chamber and United Way, and then began attending law school at Chase University. While attaining her law degree, Candace led the Communities Practice at Property Advisors, with the title of "Maven" and the job description, "run and think." Candace continues to practice law at Ulmer and Berne, LLP with a focus on corporate law.
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Women Tech Council
We provide leadership, resources and mentoring for women while maintaining a strong bond with the business community supporting avenues for top technology talent and visible sponsorship opportunities. We support women-owned and women-operated technology companies. We pride ourselves on recognizing women leaders and entrepreneurs in the technology business and supporting them.