On May 23rd, at the Kapor Center’s Lotus Theater, the ICA Fund Good Jobs Accelerator will host our first ever Pitch Event. Current Accelerator companies as well as a few special guests will make their best pitches in front of a live audience of fellow entrepreneurs, capital providers, and investors. The pitches will be followed by investor feedback and plenty of networking time. Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be provided by Accelerator alumni company, The Red Door Catering.
When: May 23rd, 2019; 530pm – 8pm
Where: Lotus Theater, Kapor Center –
2148 Broadway, Oakland, CA
What: ICA Fund Good Jobs will host our first annual Accelerator Pitch Event. The Pitch Event is a chance to showcase our Good Jobs Accelerator companies and to celebrate over 23 years of good job creation in the Bay Area.
The Pitch Event:
The first annual Good Jobs Accelerator Pitch Event is a special opportunity for entrepreneurs to showcase their businesses and get connected to investors. On the day of the event, Accelerator companies looking for capital will make their pitches to a vetted audience of investors, strategic service advisors, and mission-aligned capital providers. The event will be followed by a networking reception, to connect entrepreneurs to potential capital providers and investors, and allow everyone in attendance to engage with our entrepreneurs and ecosystem partners.
About the pitching companies:
The pitch event is also the culmination for the third Good Jobs Accelerator cohort. Four of the Good Jobs Accelerator companies will be pitching as well as some special alumni guests. Pitching companies are: Courtsmith, Beija Flor Naturals, Yoconut Dairy Free, Progeny Coffee and more!
Coffee company with a mission to elevate poverty of Colombian coffee farmers
Reimagined coconut yogurt product company, creating indulgent super snacks.
Custom basketball team uniform and lifestyle apparel manufacturer with a mission to create job opportunities for underserved communities
Natural skin and hair care product company making waves in the Green Beauty industry
Who is eligible to attend this pitch event?
This event is explicitly designed to foster connections between capital providers and presenting entrepreneurs. Therefore, due to space, priority will be given to individuals who best align with the mission of the event. While we do have limited spots reserved for our network-at-large, your event confirmation will be sent after reviewing your RSVP.
Are you an investor or capital provider? This event will bring together a powerful group of investors, entrepreneurs, ICA Fund Good Jobs alumni, community leaders, and supporters of our work, who all believe in the power of capital to effect lasting change in the Bay Area small business community. And we hope to see you there.
Thank you to our sponsors and partners:
Your participation and support are instrumental to the success of the Pitch Event as well as to ensuring the success of our mission, investing in high potential businesses to create economic freedom for those who need it most. If you or your organization would like to sponsor the pitch event, just contact us! Email Roohi Singh to talk sponsorship: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also download a sponsor packet and get all of the details here.
About the Good Jobs Accelerator:
The Good Jobs Accelerator is a tailored, holistic business acceleration program designed for growth-stage, good job-creating companies looking to scale their operations. Over the past three years, we have been working with local high-potential businesses that are poised to scale. Over a six-month engagement, we focus on getting each company ready to raise capital and helping each company to articulate its growth, people, and investment strategies.
While the financial success of our companies is top of mind, the businesses in the Accelerator are committed to creating good jobs and building economic freedom those who need it most. In just over three years, the Good Jobs Accelerator companies have raised almost $10M, created and retained over 400 jobs, and created millions of dollars in local wealth for their employees.
Companies we’ve worked with: