Our Focus

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Engagement

We engage with entrepreneurs, community members, and partners to broaden our network and deepen our connection with the community.

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Education

Our education platform provides a strong foundation of business fundamentals that empowers entrepreneurs to stabilize and grow their businesses.

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Advising

Our advisory offering is work plan based, with preferred access to an ecosystem of professional services, capital providers, and workforce development partners.

 
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Capital

We take an innovative approach to investing in high potential businesses through tailored funding and hands on support.

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Technology

We invest in technology, product development, and data design to aggregate, report, and visualize our impact.

 

Our Team

Allison Kelly  Chief Executive Officer

Allison Kelly
Chief Executive Officer

Caron Gugssa-Howard  Accelerator Manager

Caron Gugssa-Howard
Accelerator Manager

Kot Hordynski  Director of Marketing & Impact

Kot Hordynski
Director of Marketing & Impact

Ingrid Jacobson  Director of Regional Strategy & Partnerships

Ingrid Jacobson
Director of Regional Strategy & Partnerships

Breanne Martinez  Office & Impact Administrator

Breanne Martinez
Office & Impact Administrator

Rasheed Mitchell  Investment Associate

Rasheed Mitchell
Investment Associate

Hannah Shr  Accelerator Manager

Hannah Shr
Accelerator Manager

Roohi Singh  Development Associate

Roohi Singh
Development Associate

Dianna Tremblay  Director of Acceleration

Dianna Tremblay
Director of Acceleration

Brice Tugbenyoh  Accelerator Associate

Brice Tugbenyoh
Accelerator Associate

Yui Ueno  Finance & Investment Manager

Yui Ueno
Finance & Investment Manager

 
 

 

Our Board of Directors

Georgette Bhathena
Director of the Bay Area Regional Partnership, The San Francisco Foundation

Alberto De Almeida
Executive Officer,
The Body Time

Dennis Green
(Audit Committee Chair)
Principal, Green & Associates

Jim Harris
(Board Co-Chair, Investment Committee Chair)
Chairman & CEO, OluKai

Wil Hobbs
(Board Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair)
SVP/Chief Lending Officer, Community Bank of the Bay

Justina Lai
Director of Impact Investing and Shareholder, Wetherby Asset Management

Jim King
President & Founder,
J.P. King Advisors

Sean Daniel Murphy
Former CEO, ICA Fund Good Jobs

Donald Reinke
Managing Partner,
Reed Smith

Jack Russi
(Board Co-Chair)
National Managing Partner of Corporate Development, Deloitte

 

 

Our Supporters