Entrepreneurs are often described as people who find opportunity by thinking very intensely about solutions to problems. In turn, those solutions also encourage thriving communities by boosting job creation and improving the neighborhood where the business is located. OBDC is part of a growing industry that recognizing this link and partners with other organizations that are actively empowering entrepreneurs and changing communities. We are excited to announce a few opportunities coming up to fund new ideas and celebrate successes.
JFK University’s Institute of Entrepreneurial Leadership (IEL) is hosting the E2 Pitch Contest in Concord on Tuesday, September 9th at 5:30pm. It is a free event with refreshments, and will be a lot of fun to watch! Learn more about applying to compete. To attend, please RSVP. To watch the pitches, please RSVP.
AnewAmerica is holding a Microbusiness Expo honoring and celebrating its entrepreneurs on August 14th, 2014 from 6 to 9pm at the Kaiser Center Roof Garden in Downtown Oakland! AnewAmerica provides training and technical assistance to targeted communities for economic and social empowerment through a focus on green entrepreneurship, asset building, social responsibility and civic engagement. Purchase tickets here.