Startup capital is a strong predictor of success for any business, yet not all entrepreneurs have equal access to the resources or networks necessary to raise growth capital. In particular women, minority and disabled led startups face challenges in accessing investment capital. Organizers of the 2014 Bay Area Capital Connections (BACC) Conference and Forum Series consider diverse entrepreneurs a tremendous untapped opportunity for generating new products, services and leaders in the most diverse state. Says Darlene Crane, the event’s organizer, “Creating a more sustainable, prosperous, and inclusive economic future requires recognizing the value of diverse leadership, increasing access to capital and other financing and mobilizing resources around these emerging companies
The 2014 BACC Conference and Forum Series “Investing in an Inclusive Economy” support pioneering entrepreneurs who are building a more inclusive economic future. The Forums are designed to educate, engage, and prepare entrepreneurs for the BACC Conference, Investing in an Inclusive Economy, which takes place on October 9, 2014. The Series is open to all and with a focus on advancing women, minority and disabled entrepreneurs in acquiring financing. We support startups with diverse leadership teams striving for financial success and positive social, environmental, and economic impact.
The next event in the Series is Pitching a Company, Not a Product, takes place in Oakland on June 18, 2014.