BLACK ARTS MOVEMENT BUSINESS DISTRICT FESTIVAL

BAMBDFEST:2019 is a multi-day, multi-venue festival in celebration of the Black Arts Movement Business District and Black arts, culture, and economics in Oakland, CA. The month-long festival in February 2019, produced by the Lower Bottom Playaz, Inc. in collaboration with BAMBD, CDC, and The Flight Deck, is funded by a Creative California Communities grant from the…

Community Progress Makers Award

Click here to download the press release. MAIN STREET LAUNCH Selected by Citi Foundation’s Community Progress Makers Fund to Accelerate Economic Opportunity in THE BAY aREA   $500,000 Investment in core operating support will enable Main Street Launch to address the racial wealth gap through launching an African American Entrepreneurship Institute.   April 26, 2018,…

Investing in African American Entrepreneurs

In 2016, in partnership with Wells Fargo’s Diverse Community Capital program, Main Street Launch developed additional programs and services specifically designed to support African American small business owners in Oakland and San Francisco.     San Francisco Small Business Week Main Street Launch is proud to have partnered with the San Francisco African American Chamber…

Entrepreneurs in Residence

In 2016, in partnership with Wells Fargo’s Diverse Community Capital fund, Main Street Launch developed some additional programs and services specifically designed to support African American small business owners in Oakland and San Francisco.  This program is lead by Robert Lattimore, Senior Vice President.  One element is our Entrepreneur in Residence Program.   Our Entrepreneurs…