ICA Fund Good Jobs Education emphasizes business fundamentals and supports mission aligned entrepreneurs in developing frameworks for stabilizing, leading and growing their businesses.
The Good Jobs Accelerator works deeply with 8-10 companies to build a strong foundation for sustainable growth & good job creation. Entrepreneurs who have attended Growth Strategies, and have had their financials reviewed by ICA through Path 2 Cash are eligible for the accelerator.
Our capital is currently invested in 5 companies referred through ICA’s capital preparation support programs. Each company has a tailored work plan to achieve revenue growth and job creation targets, mitigate risk, and ensure a favorable return on investment for the fund.
Our business ecosystem is our strongest asset. Whether you’re an entrepreneur looking to scale your business, an experienced advisor wanting to share your knowledge, or a professional service provider looking to offer discounted services, we’d love to meet you.
We believe that communities thrive when every person has access to a good job – one that pays a living wage, provides benefits and a supportive culture, and offers opportunities for employees to advance in their careers.
So far we’ve worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs and dozens of local companies that have created hundreds of local jobs. Our companies have created millions in local wages and are poised to grow even more in 2016. But we have more to do.
ENTREPRENEUR SERVICES TEAM:
ADMINISTRATION, DEVELOPMENT, & FINANCE TEAM:
MARKETING & IMPACT TEAM:
Our Board of Directors
Former President & CEO, Gateway Bank
Director of Equity & Strategic Partnerships, City of Oakland
Alberto De Almeida
The Body Time
Vice President, Product Supply Services at Clorox
(Audit Committee Chair)
Principal, Green & Associates
(Board Co-Chair, Investment Committee Chair)
Chairman & CEO, OluKai
(Board Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair)
SVP/Chief Lending Officer, Community Bank of the Bay
(Development Committee Chair)
President & Founder,
J.P. King Advisors
East Bay Economic Development Alliance
Chief Strategy Officer, A Great Place to Work Institute
National Managing Partner of Corporate Development, Deloitte