We engage with entrepreneurs, community members, and partners to broaden our network and deepen our connection with the community.
Our education platform provides a strong foundation of business fundamentals that empowers entrepreneurs to stabilize and grow their businesses.
Our advisory offering is work plan based, with preferred access to an ecosystem of professional services, capital providers, and workforce development partners.
We take an innovative approach to investing in high potential businesses through tailored funding and hands on support.
We invest in technology, product development, and data design to aggregate, report, and visualize our impact.
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
National Managing Partner of Corporate Development, Deloitte
We believe that communities thrive when every person has access to a good job – one that provides good pay, good benefits, life ladders, and a strong culture.
Over our 20 year history, we have worked with hundreds of companies, who have earned hundreds of millions in revenue, created more than 5,000 jobs, and paid over $650 million in wages.
Your donation helps to fund companies and provide good jobs.