2017 – the year in Good Jobs headlines:

2017 was a busy year for our team and our companies. Here are some 2017 highlights from our organization, our Accelerator, and the seed fund:

 Matt Kreutz, founder of seed fund company, Firebrand Artisan Breads, talked about his "empire" in the pages of the  SF Business Times.

Matt Kreutz, founder of seed fund company, Firebrand Artisan Breads, talked about his "empire" in the pages of the SF Business Times.

 Reign Free and The Red Door Catering written up in the  San Francisco Chronicle. 

Reign Free and The Red Door Catering written up in the San Francisco Chronicle. 

 Good Jobs Accelerator company Spotlight: Girls made it into  NextCity.org.

Good Jobs Accelerator company Spotlight: Girls made it into NextCity.org.

 Alumni company Blue Bottle Coffee received a $500 million investment from Nestle.

Alumni company Blue Bottle Coffee received a $500 million investment from Nestle.

 The ICA Fund Good Jobs team met with the Honorable Congresswoman Barbara Lee in Washington DC while attending the OFN conference. 

The ICA Fund Good Jobs team met with the Honorable Congresswoman Barbara Lee in Washington DC while attending the OFN conference. 

CEO, Sean Daniel Murphy, was named an inaugural Quality Jobs Fellow by the Aspen Institute. 

 Good Jobs Accelerator company, Mr. Sparkle Window Washers has a newly-announced Direct Public Offering! 

Good Jobs Accelerator company, Mr. Sparkle Window Washers has a newly-announced Direct Public Offering! 

 Seed fund company Back to the Roots teamed up with Carmelo Anthony to bring its cereals to New York City Public schools!

Seed fund company Back to the Roots teamed up with Carmelo Anthony to bring its cereals to New York City Public schools!

 Angela Wellman, founder of  Education company The Oakland Conservatory of Music was interviewed on KALW. 

Angela Wellman, founder of  Education company The Oakland Conservatory of Music was interviewed on KALW. 

 Baba Afolabi and his African food delivery company, Chop Plentii, were written up in the  SF Chronicle. 

Baba Afolabi and his African food delivery company, Chop Plentii, were written up in the SF Chronicle. 

 Accelerator company 4505 Burgers and BBQ now delivering in the East Bay. 

Accelerator company 4505 Burgers and BBQ now delivering in the East Bay. 

 Accelerator company Reem's opened up a new physical location in the Fruitvale and opened was profiled in  The New York Times. 

Accelerator company Reem's opened up a new physical location in the Fruitvale and opened was profiled in The New York Times. 

 Cassandra Chen's CC Made and Cafe Fanny Granola are recovering from a major fire and are written up in  Berkeleyside.com.

Cassandra Chen's CC Made and Cafe Fanny Granola are recovering from a major fire and are written up in Berkeleyside.com.

 The NewCo festival joined ICA Fund Good Jobs and other companies at the HIVE development – including seed fund companies Impact Hub Oakland, Red Bay Coffee, and Firebrand Artisan Breads.  

The NewCo festival joined ICA Fund Good Jobs and other companies at the HIVE development – including seed fund companies Impact Hub Oakland, Red Bay Coffee, and Firebrand Artisan Breads.  

 Four ICA Fund Good Jobs companies joined job-seekers and recruiters at BAYEP 2017.

Four ICA Fund Good Jobs companies joined job-seekers and recruiters at BAYEP 2017.

 Oakland superstar entrepreneur, Diishan Imira, visited Growth Strategies and shared four key learnings for growing small businesses. 

Oakland superstar entrepreneur, Diishan Imira, visited Growth Strategies and shared four key learnings for growing small businesses. 

 Six ICA Fund Good Jobs companies won big at the Oakland Indie Awards!

Six ICA Fund Good Jobs companies won big at the Oakland Indie Awards!