THE PROBLEM WE SEEK TO SOLVE
Think about all the support a venture-backed company receives. In addition to capital, that company receives high caliber marketing, product development, human resources, legal advice, web support, and more. Now think about the resources a local, diverse entrepreneur trying to start their own business has access to. This disparity in resources and support contributes to disparity in outcomes. We’re on a mission to change that.
What if, on one day in December, we gathered people with skills, access to capital, ideas, guidance, decision-making authority, and robust networks to support 50 diverse Bay Area entrepreneurs, giving them the same level of support as the most highly valued venture-backed companies? What would that look like?
In one day, we will establish a system to give our own local entrepreneurs all of that support. What does this look like? You can be a co-creator, by building an ongoing relationship with this ecosystem.
We know entrepreneurship is a team sport.
We know many hands make light work.
The Ninth Annual Bay Area Capital Connections convening will tap into these known truths through an innovative experience, focusing all our collective energy, passion, skill, idea generation, and capital on one goal, shining a spotlight on these vibrant entrepreneurs we want to see thriving in our community.