April and May will be busy months for the ICA Fund Good Jobs team. Here are three chances for you to join us at local small business events:
April 20th: Dianna Tate hosts TED-style talk at Tech X Oak!
On April 20th, our very own Dianna Tate will be speaking at Tech x Oakland. Tech x Oakland is a two-day summit for Oakland innovators of color.
Hosted by Oakland Startup Network and Black & Brown Founders, Teck X Oakland features an engaging program of tech talks, mentoring sessions, and access to vital startup resources.
Dianna will be a featured speaker during the Lighting Talks portion of the program and will share her personal connection to the ICA Fund Good Jobs story, discuss funding options, and share resources available for entrepreneurs looking to grow their businesses, in a A TED-style presentation. Get tickets and read more here.
April 24th: Join Rasheed as he judges StartOut's SF Demo Day
Startout is a national organization dedicated to fostering and developing entrepreneurship in the LGBT community and on April 24th it's hosting a San Francisco Demo Day. At the event, dozens of local entrepreneurs will be pitching their ideas, practicing presentations, and networking.
And Investment Associate, Rasheed Mitchell, will be an expert judge on the panel listening to entrepreneur presentations.
It's all happening on April 24th at Parisoma. And you can join Rasheed, fellow judges Katheline Coleman from Pipeline Angels and Alex Fayette from Sherpa Capital, as well as our friends at StartOut by registering for the Demo Day event here.
May 1st: Find Michelle at Oakland Small Business Week
Oakland Small Business Week is fast approaching! The City-wide festivities kick off on April 29th and on May 1st, ICA Fund Good Jobs Education Manager, Michelle Nalerio is hosting a panel on Eliminating Barriers in the Workplace.
Michelle will be joined by local small business owners from Smoke Berkeley and 1951 Coffee and their panel starts at 5:45PM.
The panel will cover practical advice to help entrepreneurs create an inclusive and supportive workplace for those who have historically lacked access. The workshop will cover working with workforce development organizations as well as make the broader case for good jobs and will be a great event for an entrepreneur looking to hire equitably.