When:
May 5, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
2017-05-05T09:00:00-07:00
2017-05-05T14:00:00-07:00
Where:
Oakland City Hall
1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland
CA 94612
Cost:
Free
Contact:

9 a.m. – 2: 00 p.m.
Pathways to Capital Workshop
Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza (14th Street at Broadway)
FREE

***Participants have a chance to win $50 for participating in the credit assessment clinic and a $200 for a pop-up elevator pitch during the workshop session.

Workshops
This Capital Pathways program seeks to close the lending gap of credit extended to African American and minority business owners and provide economic opportunity to the communities and neighborhoods they serve.

9 – 9:30 a.m. Breakfast & Registration
Oakland City Hall Rotunda, 3rd FloorTo register: http://bit.ly/1XrXFtW
9:30 – 9:45 a.m. Welcome & Program Introduction
Oakland City Council Chamber, 3rd FloorModerator: Crystal Cole Matson, President & CEO
Oakland African American Chamber of CommerceTo register: http://bit.ly/1XrXFtW
9:45 – 10:30 a.m. Credit counseling Overview
Oakland City Council Chamber, 3rd FloorThis is an overview of the 5C’s of Credit. Participants will walk-through credit assessments considerations to understand their business creditworthiness.To register: http://bit.ly/1XrXFtW
9:45 – 11:40 a.m. Financing workshop in Spanish
Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 2Are you seeking money to expand your business? You will learn about different financing options including, conventional loans, SBA guaranteed loans, micro loans and other alternative financing sources.¿Estás buscando dinero para expander su negocio? Aprenderás sobre distintas opciones de financiamiento incluyendo, prestamos convencionales, préstamos garantizados por SBA, micro prestamos y otras fuentes alternativas de financiamiento.Moderator: Laurie Harris, Working Solutions
Panelists: Hannah Kelley-Bell, SBA
Anne Lufkin, Kiva.org
Adrian Gomez Zavala, Main Street LaunchTo register: http://bit.ly/1XrXFtW
9:45 – 11:40 a.m. Financing workshop in Chinese
Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 3You will learn about financing options including conventional loans, SBA guaranteed loans, micro-loans, crowdfunding and other alternative financing.您将学到各种融资方式,包括传统的贷款,SBA担保贷款,小额贷款,群众募资和其他新型的融资方式.Moderator: Tong Qin, Deputy District Director, Small Business AdministrationPanelists: Tom Yeh, Main Street Launch
Karolyn Wang, Main Street Launch
Will Chou, WellsFargo Bank
To register: http://bit.ly/1XrXFtW
10:40 – 11:40 a.m. Access to Capital Panel: Traditional and Equity Financing
Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 4Are you looking for a cash infusion into your business? Have you wondered what it takes to qualify for traditional lending? Have you been turned down for lines of credit by banks? If so, this training is for you. Come learn about the products banks offer, the factors they consider when reviewing your small business loan application, and how to boost your chances for financing.To register: http://bit.ly/1XrXFtW
10:40 – 11:40 a.m. Early Stage Financing  
Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 1How do you locate the “right” financing to start a company or to grow a small company? How do you identify who to approach for assistance in the funding  process? This panel will help you to address sources of capital specific to start-ups and early stage businesses, including crowdfunding, microloans and other programs.Moderator: Lee Lambert, Alameda County SBDCPanelists: Diana Chavez, Working Solutions
Robert Lattimore, Main Street Launch
Brian McKeown, Kiva.orgTo register: http://bit.ly/1XrXFtW
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Lunch & Resource Fair
Oakland City Hall, 1st FloorGrab a lunch and mingle with 15 different lenders and small business advocates. Small businesses will have access to traditional and nonprofit lenders, CDFIs and technical assistance providers.To register: http://bit.ly/1XrXFtW
12:15 – 1:30 p.m. Business Speed Matchmaking Sessions
Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 4Receive 15-minute, one-on-one advice and information sessions with small business lenders, attorneys, accountants and other technical assistance providers. This is an opportunity to create good connections for your business.To register: http://bit.ly/1XrXFtW
1:30 – 2 p.m. Closing Remarks & Networking
Oakland City Council Chamber, 3rd FloorFinancing Resource Fair endsTo register: http://bit.ly/1XrXFtW

Sponsored by:
U.S. Black Chamber of Commerce, Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce, Alameda County Small Business Development Center (AC SBDC), Small Business Administration (SBA) – San Francisco District Office and the City of Oakland.