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Org NameBusiness StageSupport TypeAboutWebsiteIf business, are there training/course(s)/workshops offered? Provide name of course(s) (price, duration, qualifications (previous classes, revenue, etc.)Other services/opportunities (office hours, workshops, conferences, etc.)?Entity Type (sole proprietor, LLC, C-corp, S-Corp, non profit, worker coop)MAIN CATEGORY OF STAKEHOLDER
(Educational Institution, Service Provider, Investor, Government, Lender, Association, Foundation)
SUB-CATEGORY (if applicable):
[University, Community College], [Training, Marketing, Legal, Financial], [Angel ( $10k — $250k), Seed ($50k — $1.5M), VC  ($3M — $15M)], Private Equity], [City, County, State, Federal], [LOAN RANGES], [Chamber of Commerce, Membership Org.]
Geographic Location Served (East Bay, SF, South Bay, Bay Area, National, Global)Oakland focus?Target Business Size (small, mid, high, all) Serve individuals, businesses, and organizations?Explicit Diversity Emphasis (yes or no)Languages offered?Population Restriction (veteran status, age, racial background, disability, income, geographic)Businesses this entity helps have the following product types: services, physical product, software, and/or hardwareIndustry/Sector Focusother types of projects, initiatives....Any other fees for services? (if applicable) If yes, what is system?System for managing client dataMeeting scheduling tool? (Calendly, etc.)Contact NameTitle of key contactContact Emailphone number of key contactTwitter HandleFacebook pageLinkedInPhysical Address of stakeholderCityZip CodeAdditional Details
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500 Start Upsplan, launch, sustain2 (financial)500 Startups is a seed fund & a network of startup programs, a sort of "hybrid between an incubator and a seed fund." Founded by PayPal & Google alums. Born in Silicon Valley, the #500STRONG family is worldwide. We do seed investments outside the accelerator, ranging from $25K - $250K. Trying to apply principles of lean startup movement to venture capital movement. They have 10,000 sq. ft of office space in heart of Silicon Valley. http://500.coNoConferenceseed fund, incubatorhighnotech@500StartupsMountain View, San Francisco, & Mexico City
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Ability Now Small Business Program1 (personal) 3 (business)Ability Now has a small business development center which provides a unique self-employment training program, vendored by the State of California, for people with developmental disabilities. This distinctive, cutting-edge program guides participants to create a business tailored to their individual interests and goals and develop a business plan for its success.

Operated as a small business incubator, the small business center provides a roadmap with measurable benchmarks as participants go through four phases of business development: Discovery, Feasibility & Business Planning, Launch and Ongoing Support. The participants gain hands-on business experience in learning how to start, structure, and run their own business. Once the business is launched, the Center provides ongoing support to help sustain the entrepreneurial experience for the participant.
https://www.abilitynowbayarea.org/small-business-center/
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Academy Acts
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Acorn Angelsplan, launch, sustain2 (financial)Group of Silicon Valley Angel Investors who provide early stage investment capital for hi-tech companies. The network of Angels consists of highly successful professionals who all bring invaluable knowledge and experience to their ongoing commitment to support innovation and creativity in the information technology industry.http://www.acornangels.comNoangel investorhighnotechN/ASanta ClaraAcorn Angels helps promising high-tech entrepreneurs spread their wings and fly. A group of Silicon Valley investors that includes CEOs and venture capitalists, Acorn Angels provides capital and business development support to early-stage companies. The group looks for start-ups with strong leadership and viable intellectual property; it also seeks companies formed around new ideas, or what it refers to as disruptive technologies. Target industries include communications, Internet infrastructure, fiber optics, and wireless communications. Investments have included Alliance Fiber Optic Products and CipherMax. Founded in 1999, Acorn Angels is an affiliate of business incubator Acorn Campus.
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Alameda County Community Asset Networkinspire, plan, launch, sustain, grow, exit3 (business)AC CAN is a network of service providers, credit unions and banks, community based organizations, public agencies, and base-building organizations that work in partnership to increase the income and assets of Alameda County residents. Members provide their clients a variety of wrap-around services including financial coaching and counseling, credit repair and building services, free tax preparation, public benefits enrollment, workforce training and placement, access to banking services, affordable housing, and health and nutrition support.

AC CAN was founded by and is staffed by Urban Strategies Council.
http://www.alamedacountycan.orgNonetworksmall, midyes"Alameda County residents"@alamedaCANOakland48 Members and Partners: http://alamedacountycan.org/who-we-are/our-network/
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Alameda County Community Care Connectinspire, plan, launch, sustain, grow4 (environment)AC Care Connect strives to support and promote increased coordination and effective, personalized care across all providers through systems improvements, while including the strength and support of the consumer's personal networks in the care planning. Through standardization of practice, development of universal tools, and sharing of consumer health records, we hope to improve our consumers' experience while engaging in services. Targets: Non-profits/ social enterprises working on housing, general health, mental health, substance use etc.http://accareconnect.org/Hanna FloresResults-Based Accountability Program Specialisthhamilton@braynechild.com
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Alameda County General Services Agencyinspire, plan, launch, sustain, grow, exit4 (environment)Alameda County General Services Agency provides high quality, cost effective, and timely support services for County departments and other public agencies, so they can better serve the public and business community. The GSA website can be used for electronic procurement and commerce as well as the Small, Local, and Emerging Business Program (SLEB).www.acgov.orggovernmentsmallyes"Alameda County," "East Bay"Linda Moore Business Outreach Officer Alameda County GSAlinda.Moore@acgov.org(510) 208-9717N/AOaklandThe General Services Agency (GSA) consists of three major departments incorporating 13 functional areas with an authorized staff of 408 employees and an annual budget of almost $132 million. The Agency supports a wide range of activities including building maintenance of 130 facilities, real estate services, environmental and sustainability initiatives, procurement, technical services, construction management, portfolio management, transportation services and several other countywide support services. While providing a wide range of support services to agencies, departments and staff within Alameda County, a unique aspect of this GSA is its progressive focus on environmental sustainability and the external partnerships this effort has created.
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Alameda County Small Business Development Center (AC SBDC)inspire, plan, launch, sustain, grow, exit1 (personal) 3 (business)As part of the Northern California SBDC network, the Alameda County Small Business Development Center (ACSBDC) serves all of Alameda County and is hosted by Main Street Launch. We work hands-on with entrepreneurs and business owners to address challenges, seize opportunities and grow our clients’ bottom line.

The Alameda County SBDC offers long-term, in-depth, no cost advising for existing businesses and certain start-ups in Alameda County. Our professional services include: Loan and Equity Investment Advice, Strategic Planning, Financial Projections & Budgeting, Marketing and Sales, Technology Integration, Human Resource Management, Operations, Exports, and More…

The Alameda County SBDC strives to improve the economic livelihood of our community. Our impact is measured through a variety of economic standards, including: Increased Revenue and Profits, Business Loans Received, Equity Investment or Capital Raised, New Job Creation, Employee Retention, Developing New Small Businesses
www.acsbdc.orgYes, but more for food and restaurants, and usually companies that are farther along. They refer entrepreneurs in the idea stage to Uptima, Centro, ICA, or SCORE. Refer tech startups to Tech Futures Group in Berkeley.Service ProviderCounty has a free food entrepreneur program.East BayNosmallno"existing businesses and certain start-ups in Alameda County"0Rick OhlrichDirector415-990-0052510-208-0410@AlamedaSBDCMain Street Launch
2101 Webster Street
Suite 1200
Oakland94612Seems like the org has undergone quite a few changes since the 2014 database. It does stress commitment to working with entrepreneurs across all development stages. Dorian Webb, a PROPEL grad, now works here! There are 14 SBDC centers located in Northern California.
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Alameda County Workforce Investment Board (ACWIB)inspire, plan, launch, sustain, grow, exit1 (personal)Pursuant to the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Section 106 (29 USC Sec. 2811), the purpose of the WIB is to develop a workforce investment system that increases the employment, retention, earnings, and occupational skill attainment of participants; to ensure that the workforce investment system is responsive to the needs of local businesses; and to improve the quality of the workforce, reduce welfare dependency, and enhance the productivity and competitiveness of the local economy.https://www.acgov.org/bc/wib/index.htmgovernmentsmall, midnolocal economyN/AHayward"To provide employers and job seekers with universal access to tools, resources and services that assist them with obtaining their employment and business goals" Contact: Marybeth McCarthy, Business Services Coordinator 24100 Amador Street, 6th Floor Hayward, CA 94544 (510) 259-3839 marybeth.McCarthy@acgov.org
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ALLIANCE for Community Developmentinspire, plan, launch, sustain, grow, exit3 (business), 4 (environmentThe Alliance for Community Development is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to increasing access to capital for underrepresented entrepreneurs including but not limited to women, people of color, and veterans. Current programing for the ALLIANCE includes an annual conference, Bay Area Capital Connections, and an entrepreneurship support organization, the Bay Area Entrepreneurship (BAE) Alliance. The BAE Alliance makes business support resources more accessible to local, diverse entrepreneurs, follows entrepreneur progress over time, and coordinates the rich ecosystem of business service providers, funders, and lenders in the Bay Area. Entrepreneurs across all stages seeking business training, technical assistance, growth strategies, and lending/funding are invited to meet with one of our Entrepreneur Navigators and get plugged into the Bay Area entrepreneurship ecosystem.www.alliancecd.orgReferral and tracking onlyService ProviderYesallyesservices, physical product, software, and/or hardwarelocal, diverse entrepreneurs; entrepreneurship enablers?Nayeli MaxsonExecutive Directornayeli@alliancecd.org510-319-9702@ACDSFBA2323 Broadway Ave.Oakland94612
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American Sustainable Business Councilplan, launch, sustain4 (environment) American Sustainable Business Council is a national partnership of 80+ business associations representing over 200,000 businesses and 325,000 entrepreneurs, managers, investors, and others. These partners have committed themselves to the triple bottom line of People, Planet, and Profit and thus support sustainable development, socially responsible business practices, and strong local Main Street economies.http://asbcouncil.org/about-us#.WMh-thIrLzInetwork (“organizer” advocacy)small, midnoN/A@ASBCouncilWashington D.C.The American Sustainable Business Council family of organizations includes two separate and complementary entities: the American Sustainable Business Council, and the American Sustainable Business Institute.

The American Sustainable Business Council operates under IRS code 501(c)(4). Its advocates for policy change at the federal and state level that supports a more sustainable economy. The Council spans a growing network of business associations across the United States, which in turn represents over 200,000 businesses and 325,000 business executives, owners, investors, and others.

The American Sustainable Business Institute, a distinct legal entity, operates under IRS code 501(c)(3). It offers programs that educate and inform the public and policy makers about the benefits of a more sustainable economy, and about policies and practices that can help the economy become more sustainable.
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Andreessen Horowitzplan, launch, sustain, grow, exit2 (financial)Andreessen Horowitz invests both in early-stage start-ups, which may raise just $50,000, and established growth companies, which often raise tens of millions of dollars.[12] The firm is currently invested in 156 companies, which includes its own portfolio of 90 companies[13] and 66 start-ups[14] through its funding of Y Combinator's Start Fund.[15] Andreessen Horowitz's investments span the mobile, gaming, social, ecommerce, education and enterprise IT (including cloud computing, security, and software as a service) industrieshttp://a16z.comventure capitalhighnotechN/AMenlo Park, CA
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Anew AmericaInspire, Plan, Launch, Sustain1 (personal), 3 (business)AnewAmerica exists to enrich the lives of its participants and their families while strengthening their contributions to America as a whole. AnewAmerica provides training and technical assitance to targeted communities for economic and social empowerment through a focus on green entrepreneurship, asset building, social responsibility and civic engagement. We work with traditionally challenged communities, which include new Americans (new citizens, refugees and immigrants), women, minorities and low to moderate income households, to empower them to make their American dream a reality while contributing to the economic growth and social capital of their communities. “AnewAmerica offers a comprehensive three-year program (the only one in the nation) of support for new American entrepreneurs including micro-business incubation, asset building, and social responsibility. AnewAmerica was founded in 1999 by a group of community leaders representing immigrants and community development advocates who saw a continuing lack of integrated job creation, asset development, and community empowerment strategies for low-income new Americans living in the San Francisco Bay Area.”http://www.anewamerica.orgBusiness Incubation Program, 3-years. First year is a business incubation class, which is comprehensive business training course. During the class they are expected to write a complete business plan. Also receive technical assistance for three years, which entails in-house support or outside agency (pro bono or low cost). Classes are CURRENTLY FREE and in English/Spanish. Other classes are more like personal finance workshops, all are free as well. No qualifications. Used to offer office hours, but now by appointment.nonprofitService Provider[Training, Marketing, Financial]East Bay, South Bayyessmallindividuals, businesses, organizationsyesEnglish, Spanishnoneservies, physicalnoneyesSalesforce for some things, and BRT project use something else, VistaSharenoGladys CastroClient Manager(510) 532-5240@anewamicrobizOaklandHeadquarters is in Downtown Oakland at the Greenlining Institute's new building. They operate out of their Downtown Oakland, Fruitvale (Oakland), and San Jose offices. They have an IDA program, which is an Individual Development Account, which is meant to get follks to save money by offering some sort of match over the period of the program. "traditionally challenged communities, which include new Americans (new citizens, refugees and immigrants), women, minorities and low to moderate income households."
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Angel’s Forumplan, launch, sustain, grow2 (financial)Since 1997, The Angels’ Forum (TAF) has been investing in, mentoring and advising Silicon Valley startups from the seed stage all the way through a meaningful exit. We are a diverse group of 25 high net worth private investors, all of whom have been CEO’s, founders or senior executives of successful entrepreneurial ventures. We have the capital, time, experience, skills and passion to work with other entrepreneurs to build disruptive companies.http://www.angelsforum.comangel investorhighnotechN/AMountain View
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AngelsCornerplan, launch, sustain, grow2 (financial)Silicon Valley based venture group comprised of individual investors and representatives of investment corporations. Angels Corner is primarily focused on investing into private companies with strong teams, proprietary solutions, and high potentials.http://www.angelscorner.comangel investor, venture capitalhighnotechN/ASilicon Valley region
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Artsightfulinspire, plan, launch, sustain, grow3 (business), 1 (personal)Gain insights into the business of art with Amy Kweskin as your personal consultant, coach and instructor.www.artsightful.comBusiness of Being an Artist, Business Planning, Entrepreneurship. Work one-on-one, in person, by phone or over the Internet.Strategic Planning, Professional Development Program Creation, Evaluation and Implementation.Sole ProprietorEducational Institution, Service ProviderTraining, Marketing, Legal, Financial, University, Community CollegeEast Bay, SFYesAllOrganizations, businesses, individualsNoEnglishServices, Programs and EventsArts/Creative, Enterainment, Consulting$50 an hourinternalvia emailAmy Kweskinamy@amykweskin.com4153506479https://www.linkedin.com/in/amykweskin/901 Mission Street Suite 306, San Francisco, CA 94103San Francisco94103I love helping people articulate and pursue their dream businesses, jobs and careers.
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Asentiv Oakland1 (personal), 3 (business)Today, Cory works with Asentiv clients on creating an expansive vision and developing ambitious strategies. Gail provides the action and accountability, as well as digital marketing . Together, Cory and Gail synergistically help business owners engage their passion, build community, and exponentially grow their amazing business.

Programs: Referral Marketing, Leadership, Business Development, Networking, Public Speaking and Personal Development
https://oakland.asentiv.com/
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Ashokasustain, grow1 (personal), 3 (business)Founded by Bill Drayton in 1980, Ashoka has provided start-up financing, professional support services, and connections to a global network across the business and social sectors, and a platform for people dedicated to changing the world. Ashoka launched the field of social entrepreneurship and has activated multi-sector partners across the world who increasingly look to entrepreneurial talent and new ideas to solve social problems.https://www.ashoka.org/aboutyesnetwork builderNationalnoallnosocial entrepreneurship@AshokaArlington, VAOur vision and understanding of the world comes from Ashoka’s experience in pioneering the field of social entrepreneurship over the last 35 years—finding, selecting, and supporting the world’s leading social entrepreneurs (Ashoka Fellows). The network of more than 3,300 Ashoka Fellows is implementing system-changing solutions to human and environmental problems in 93 countries.

Our work with Ashoka Fellows helps us see patterns of social development across various fields, providing key levers and a new framework for living in the world as a changemaker. We help people see the world differently so they can do differently, fully participating in the new environment. For example, Ashoka is building and activating networks to create fundamental changes in the growing up experience of children and young people so that everyone can become a changemaker.
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Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneursplan, launch, sustain, grow, exit1 (personal), 3 (business)The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is a global network of organizations that propel entrepreneurship in emerging markets. ANDE members provide critical financial, educational, and business support services to small and growing businesses (SGBs) based on the conviction that SGBs will create jobs, stimulate long-term economic growth, and produce environmental and social benefits. Ultimately, we believe that SGBS can help lift countries out of poverty. ANDE is part of the Aspen Institute, an educational and policy studies organization. Launched with 34 members in 2009, ANDE now comprises more than 260 members who collectively operate in more than 150 countries. Members of ANDE include both for and nonprofit investment funds, capacity development providers, research and academic institutions, development finance institutions, foundations and corporations from around the world. Based in Washington, D.C. with several offices in emerging markets, the ANDE team works hard to support members globally, and locally, while building strong ecosystems for entrepreneurial growth. ANDE develops unique initiatives to address systemic challenges and seize opportunities that can only be approached through collective action.http://www.aspeninstitute.org/policy-work/aspen-network-development-entrepreneursnetwork builder, programsallno@AspenInstituteWashington D.C.makers of the “entrepreneurial ecosystem diagnostic toolkit” This toolkit has been developed by the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), with the support of the UK Department for International Development (DFID). It provides methodological guidance on assessing the current state of entrepreneurial ecosystems and offers a set of resources and tools that can be used by development practitioners. This toolkit does not aim to be exhaustive, but is intended to serve as a basis for other organizations to build upon. To develop this toolkit, ANDE conducted a comprehensive review of publicly available literature on entrepreneurial ecosystems and identified nine evaluative frameworks. We assessed these frameworks and synthesized key elements and indicators. ANDE encourages practitioners to use this toolkit as a resource guide that can be adapted and modified to fit the local and/sectoral context
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Association of Manufacturers Bay AreaPlan, Sustain, Growth1 (personal) 2 (financial) 3 (business)The Association of Manufacturers Bay Area (AMBayArea) is a trade group dedicated to addressing the daily challenges that Bay Area manufacturers face. The Association of Manufacturers Bay Area (AMBayArea) serves to connect stakeholders and resources and supports manufacturing in the region through workforce development, member education, group leverage, collaboration, and advocacy.
We build on the work of East Bay Advanced Manufacturing Partnership and East Bay Manufacturing Group who have come together to form AMBayArea.
https://www.ambayarea.com/summits, meetingsn/aassociationBay Areanoallbusinesses, organizationsyesn/an/amanufacturingmembershipJames GardnerExecutive Directorjgardner@ebamp.orghttps://www.linkedin.com/company/am_bayarea/6114 La Salle Avenue #432
Oakland, CA 94611
Oakland94611
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Astia (formerly Women’s Technology Cluster)plan, launch, sustain, grow, exit2 (financial), 3 (business)Founded in 1999 in Silicon Valley, Astia is an innovative global not-for-profit organization that propels women’s full participation as entrepreneurs and leaders in high-growth businesses, fueling innovation and driving economic growth. Astia offers programs for high-growth start- ups that deliver results.http://www.astia.orgconnector to funding & networksallyes, women@astiaglobalSan FranciscoAstia Access: Programs including the Venture Lunch Series that ensure success by increasing investment opportunity and providing access to expertise & networks. Thought leadership around inclusive innovation.

Founded in 2013, Astia Angels is comprised of a global network of women and men investors who consider investments in the Astia-qualified companies that are progressing through Astia Expert Sift™, receiving full visibility into a pipeline of high quality deals from the earliest stages. The Astia Fund will invest in exceptional, inclusive team ventures that have proven themselves throughout the Astia system review process. "Astia’s model is designed to change the way our ecosystem looks at and evaluates high potential organizations, increasing the recognition of, and investment into women entrepreneurs and their teams."
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B Labplan, launch, sustain, grow4 (environment)B Lab is a nonprofit organization dedicated to using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Lab drives systemic change through three interrelated initiatives: 1) building a community of Certified B Corporations to make it easier for all of us to tell the difference between ‘good companies’ and just good marketing; 2) accelerating the growth of impact investing through use of B Lab’s GIIRS Ratings and Analytics platform; and 3) promoting legislation creating a new corporate form -- the benefit corporation -- that meets higher standards of corporate purpose, accountability, and transparency. (Like to see companies with some revenue for 6 months, but no min. revenue. Provides in-house advice, but does not refer to outside organizations).http://benefitcorp.net/about-b-labnetwork and movement builderallnosocial enterpriseJoceyln CorbettSenior Community Services Associatejcorbett@bcorporation.net@BCorporationBerwyn, PA (main office)
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Balanceplan, launch, sustain, grow1 (personal) 2 (financial) 3 (business)Our comprehensive financial counseling and education services can help people achieve financial independence. Whether it’s reducing debt, buying a home, retaining a home, or simply improving money management skills, we provide guidance every step of the way. Our Vision: The most trusted source for financial advice in the nation, inspiring and empowering people from all walks of life to achieve their financial dreams. Our Mission: Your financial guide dedicated to helping you balance life’s important decisions.https://www.balancepro.org/
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Band Of Angelsplan, launch, sustain, grow, exit2 (financial)Band of Angels is Silicon Valley's oldest seed funding organization

Formal group of 150+ angel investors who are former and current high tech executives interested in investing their time and money into new, cutting edge, startup companies. Seeded over 277 companies in our history with 55 profitable M&A exits and 10 IPOs. Band members have founded companies such as Symantec, Logitech, and National Semiconductor and have been senior executives at the likes of Sun Microsystems, Hewlett Packard, and Intuit.

The Band meets monthly to formally consider 3 startups selected from among the more than 50 that are screened each month by the Band deal selection process. Entrepreneurs can expect a thorough examination and, occasionally, an investment from some of Silicon Valley's most accomplished entrepreneurs.
https://www.bandangels.comangel investorhighnotech@band_of_angelsSan FranciscoNew members must be recommended by a current member to apply for membership. Entrepreneurs must be invited by a current member to present.
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Barnraiser plan, launch, sustain, grow2 (financial)Crowdfunding campaigns are launched with a pre-set goal, and contributors pledge support online. Must reach campaign goal to be funded. 5% fee to Barnraiser, plus 4-5% for payment processing. Focused on food.www.barnraiser.us Investor/crowdfunding serviceCrowdfunding–Rewards/Donations, Min $2,000
$10,000-$30,000 typical
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Base Ventures (Berkeley)plan, launch, sustain, grow, exit2 (financial)Base Ventures, founded by Erik Moore, is a seed-stage fund investing in technology companies. Current portfolio includes AngelList, StyleSeat, Balanced, InDinero, Virool, SpoonRocket, PlanGrid, Pigeon.ly and others. Successful exits include Socialcam (acquired by Autodesk), and Appstores (acquired by InMobi).http://base.ventures/#homeInvestorVCtechErik Moorehello@base.ventures
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Bay Area Black Designersplan, launch, sustain, grow, exit3 (business)Bay Area Black Designers is a dynamic and supportive professional development community for Black designers living in the Bay Area.http://www.bayareablackdesigners.com/Service ProviderBay Areayes
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Bay Area Black Market Launch, Sustain, growBay Area Black Market (BABM) is a directory designed to encourage Consumers within the San Francisco Bay Area to spend larger portions of their incomes with local Black Owned Businesses. Money Circulates in Hispanic, and Asian Communities 6-9 times and an unlimited number in the White Community. Money circulates within the Black Community more times. There is a serious Economic & Social Gap that we as Black People MUST band together to fix. Bay Area Black Market is part of the solution toward Economic Self Sufficiency, Unity and Love of the Black Community. Together we can set a NEW course for the Bay Area and hopefully create a Black Wall Street of our own.https://bayareablackmarket.com/Carla Buggscontact@bayareablackmarket.com
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Bay Area Community Exchangeinspire, plan, launch, sustain, grow, exit4 (environment) The Bay Area Community Exchange Timebank, a project of BACE, is a community of reciprocal exchange that aims to create a resilient web of relationships between individuals and with community service organizations.

The Timebank helps facilitate better communication and distribution of resources while encouraging community-building through more in person contact at complementary events, classes, skillshares, swaps, nonprofit volunteering opportunities and organizational partnerships.
http://sfbace.org/what-is-bace/Service ProviderBay Areaallallall
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Bay Area Councilsustain, grow, exit4 (environment) The voice of bay area business; The Bay Area Council is a business-sponsored, public policy advocacy organization for the nine-county Bay Area. The Council proactively advocates for a strong economy, a vital business environment, and a better quality of life for everyone who lives here. See also: http://www.bayareabasic.org (the science and technology arm)http://www.bayareacouncil.org/about-us/policy advocacy organizationallno
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Bay Area Development Companyplan, launch, sustain, grow2 (financial)Small business is a very big deal to us. We provide 504 loans so companies just like yours can finance commercial real estate at below market fixed rates with low down payments and long terms. That means your ideas and your assets work even harder for you. And so will we–with responsive, personal service and rock solid advice.http://www.baydevco.comsmallno
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Bay Area Green Business Programplan, launch, sustain, grow, exit3 (business), 4 (environment)Bay Area Green Business Program is a network of local governments working with DTSC to help companies switch to green business practices. Businesses earn a seal of certification from their local city or county by meeting rigorous criteria established by the California Green Business Program. Contact: Pamela Evans, Coordinator, Alameda, CA 94502 (510) 337-9135 pamela.evans@acgov.orgwww.greenbiz.ca.govallno
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Bay Area Manufacturing Renaissance Council (BAMRC)launch, sustain, grow4 (environment)The Bay Area MRC is building a close working relationship among labor, the manufacturing business community, local government, educators, and community-based organizations around the shared goal of rebuilding manufacturing as a foundation for the Bay Area economy. The Bay Area MRC is the first replication of the Manufacturing Renaissance Council (MRC) development model.http://www.mfgren.org/signature-programs/bay-area-manufacturing-renaissance-council/allno
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Bay Area Organization of Black Owned Businesses (BAOBOB)Sustain1 (personal)Membership organization. BAOBOB (Bay Area Organization of Black Owned Businesses) is a membership organization committed to connecting, promoting, informing and representing Black owned and led businesses and non profits throughout the Bay Area. BAOBOB is a program of Cowrie Village, an organization committed to working for the economic empowerment of Black people, our offspring and our allies in the inner city. Cowrie Village is a fiscally sponsored project of Empowerment Works, a recognized 501c3.http://baobobdirectory.com/associationOaklandYesallyesallAfrican AmericanYaVette Holtsyavette.presence@gmail.com
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Bay Area Video Coalition inspire, plan, launch, sustain, grow, exit1 (personal)BAVC is a community hub and resource for media makers in the Bay Area and across the country, serving over 7,500 freelancers, filmmakers, job-seekers, activists, and artists every year. BAVC provides access to media making technology, storytelling workshops, a diverse and engaged community of makers and producers, services and resources. BAVC advocates for those whose stories aren't being told, and provides the resources for anyone to create and share, and amplify their stories and those of their communities. BAVC's diverse, innovative programs lead the field in media training for youth and educators, technology and multimedia focused workforce development, visually-driven new media storytelling and audio-visual preservation.
TECH SF FULL SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE
https://bavc.org/
TECH SF FULL SCHOLARHSIP https://bavc.org/learn/tech-sf
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Bay Bucksinspire, plan, launch, sustain, grow, exit4 (environmental)Bay Bucks is an alternative, complementary community currency designed to build a better bottom line for everyone. Our barter exchange helps local businesses improve their cash flow while strengthening our communities.http://www.baybucks.com/alternative currencyallno"locally-owned businesses"@BayBucksSFOaklandThis complementary monetary system operates through a business-to-business barter exchange. In order to build a truly regional economy, we must empower locally-owned businesses. Local businesses face two big challenges: the lack of cash and destructive competition from big box stores.

Unlike other commercial barter exchanges, Bay Bucks only accepts locally-owned businesses as members. This enables our business members to tackle these two problems at the same time. Instead of bank loans, members can create and issue the appropriate amount of Bay Bucks to meet their business expenses. Instead of letting their unsold products sit idly in warehouses or allowing their un-billed services to expire worthless, Bay Bucks helps members trade things they have in excess for things they need - turning their unsold items into assets. Local businesses bartering helps everyone save cash, increase profit margins, share resources and reduce waste - all while building a stronger local economy.
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Beneficial State Bank (formerly One PacificCoast Bank)
launch, sustain, grow2 (financial)Serves California, Oregon and Washington. Businesses & non-profits with special focus on: Socially & environmentally-responsible, Women & minority-owned, Affordable & multi-family housing, Sustainable food, Clean energy, recycling and repurposing, Other local & community-oriented businesses and nonprofits. Commercial Loans up to $10,000,000. In addition, the bank has a special “Builder” program for business and non-profit loans that are $150,000 and below. www.beneficialstatebank.comNoBankLoansWestern statesallallall(510) 550-84001438 Webster St., Suite 100
Oakland, CA 94612
Oakland94612Typical requirements: 3 years of operation, 3 years Financial Statements and Tax Returns, Bank will file a UCC 1 on all business assets and require a first deed of trust on commercial real estate loans, Financial statement must demonstrate established debt service capacity from cash flow, Personal guaranty required on all commercial loans (except to non-profits)
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Berkeley City Collegeinspire, plan, launch, sustain, grow, exitUniversityEast Bay
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Better Venturesplan, launch, sustain2 (financial)Better Ventures is a venture capital firm that provides funding and support to companies creating scalable solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. We believe in the power of technology to address the most important issues of our time, from education and work to health and the environment. Also offers "PreSeed" program, convenes thought leaders, networking, and resources to advance a thriving impact startup ecosystem in Oakland and the greater East Bay. Provides early-stage founders with resources, community, and support to help them launch and grow successful businesses that also benefit the community. PreSeed is also a way for Better Ventures to meet founders early in the company's building stages and identify promising candidates for pre-seed investment. http://www.better.vc/Pre-seed consists of: (1) Fireside Chats: periodic conversations with leaders in impact investing and entrepreneurship, held at ImpactHub Oakland featuring intimate discussions of each leader's career and accomplishments, followed by fast pitches and networking. Our fireside chats are open to the public and are a great way to learn and connect with other founders (2) Founder Roundtables: monthly roundtable discussions during which founders learn best practices at the startup phase, collaborate with other early-stage peers, and practice your pitch, free and open to all startups building technology products that address a pressing social or environmental problem and (3) $100k PreSeed Funding: supporting the East Bay impact startup ecosystem through our commitment to invest in Oakland and Berkeley startups, $100k pre-seed investments on a rolling quarterly basis, typically in startups we have met through our PreSeed program.VC social impactVCallnoShrina Kuranishrina@better.vc
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Bishop Ranchplan, launch, sustain4 (environment) We’ve created something unique at Bishop Ranch: community. No other place brings together 30,000 people in one dynamic business network. Our awards, newsletters and other publications help tell the story—and help our tenants take advantage of all that Bishop Ranch has to offer.http://www.bishopranch.com/about-br/sustainability“organizer” advocacyhighno
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Black and Brown Foundersinspire, plan, launch, sustain, grow, exit1 (personal) providing Black and Latinx founders with resources and community to build successful companies without relying on venture capitalhttps://blackandbrownfounders.com/
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Black Foundersinspire, plan, launch, sustain, grow, exit1 (personal), 3 (business)Our mission is to increase the number of successful black entrepreneurs in technology.Black Founders is creating an ecosystem that stimulates tech entrepreneurship and fosters economic growth. We develop global programs that equip entrepreneurs, inspire innovation, and allow us to share resources.http://blackfounders.com/about/allyes
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Black Owned Business DirectoryGrow 3 (business)BAOBOB supports the conditions and facilitates the action of intentionallly rediirecting commerce to hire or patronize Black owned business. By doing so, we proudly work to consolidate the power of Black economics in the Bay Area and beyond.http://baobobdirectory.com/
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Blacks in Technologyinspire, plan, launch, sustain, grow, exit1 (personal), 4 (environmental)Blacks In Technology is a professional platform for PoC in technology. BIT serves to increase the visibility and participation of PoC in tech through community, media, mentorship, and stewardship. Blacks In Technology (BIT)® is "Stomping the Divide" by establishing a blueprint of world class technical excellence and innovation by providing resources, guidance and issuing a challenge to our members to surpass the high mark and establish new standards of global innovation.
https://www.blacksintechnology.net/
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Bookkeeping GroupJane Stephens
jane@kingston11eats.com
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Brightpath Capital Partnerslaunch, sustain, grow2 (financial)Brightpath Capital Partners, LP (“BCP”) invests in talented management teams and high-growth businesses, creating jobs, wealth and sustainable environments in the communities where we work and live. We provide innovative investment solutions rooted in in-depth research and a disciplined investment process. BCP is focused on generating both economic and social value in the San Francisco Bay Area, California and the Western United States.

We are seasoned investors with deep entrepreneurial and operating experience, and an extended network of partners and relationships. As such, we are positioned to serve the distinct needs of private, undercapitalized companies which endeavor to positively impact their communities as they build successful enterprises.
www.brightpathcapitalpartners.com(510) 488-4140 1 Kaiser Plaza, Suite 650
Oakland, CA 94612
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BRIIA- Intelligence Innovation Accelerator Program3 (business)BRIIA is the Bay Area's first integrated data innovation accelerator and collaboration community. BRIIA gives early-stage entrepreneurs the resources to start and grow companies that are fueled by machine learning, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and related technologies.

BRIIA's 12-week program is designed to assist early stage companies and entrepreneurs quickly get from "prototype to fundability". Our applied learning approach is not just about knowing, it's about doing. Participants gain tools and insights through workshops and our network of experts and mentors. BRIIA's goal is to clarify your company's vision and get you ready for raising capital and market scalability.
https://briia.io/acceleratorTopics covered during the 12‑week program include:

AI Trends and frontiers
Category design
Accelerating market adoption
Funding strategies
Handling investor questions
Storytelling
SaaS metrics and KPIs
Investor pitching
Mergers & Acquisition for founders
and more...
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BUILDinspire, plan, launch1 (personal) BUILD’s mission is to use entrepreneurship to ignite the potential of youth from under-resourced communities and propel them to high school, college & career success through experiential learning. BUILD Bay Area works with students in Oakland and in the South Bayhttp://build.org/smallyes"youth from under-resourced communities"East Palo Alto, Oakland
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Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS)Inspire, 1 (personal) 4 (Environment) The mission of BOSS is to help homeless, poor, and disabled people achieve health and self-sufficiency, and to fight against the root causes of poverty and homelessness. The organization was founded in 1971 by a group of volunteers from the Hillel Streetwork Project in Berkeley who responded to the needs of mentally ill individuals being released to the streets by state hospital closures. Volunteers provided street outreach, crisis intervention, and benefits advocacy to the emerging homeless population. Founding Board Member and civil rights activist Ursula Sherman raised money to pay the first project staff, and the organization was incorporated into a 501c3 nonprofit.
Over the years as the number of homeless people exploded throughout our communities, BOSS expanded County-wide, adding programs in response to changing needs: emergency shelters, transitional houses, education and employment programs, family and child development services, health and mental health care programs, leadership development and organizing initiatives, re-entry initiatives, and more.
Today BOSS is an award-winning organization that helps people who are facing deep poverty and multiple special needs. BOSS works one-on-one with each family and each individual to help them achieve stable income, permanent affordable housing, and lasting wellness.
https://self-sufficiency.org/programsn/aNationalnosmallindividualsnovery low-incomen/asocial justicen/aAndre Bishop-HallOperations Directorinfo@self-sufficiency.org ahall@self-sufficiency.org510-649-1930https://www.linkedin.com/company/building-opportunities-for-self-sufficiency-boss-/1918 University Ave #2a, Berkeley, CA 94704Berkeley94704
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Building While Browninspire, plan, launch, sustain, grow, exit3. businessBuilding While Brown's mission is to create a more diverse and inclusive startup ecosystem - by creating a safe space where innovators can connect and form rewarding relationships. BWB is the official online community for Pitch Mixer Entrepreneur Forum based in the San Francisco East Bay Area.allyes
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Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, BALLE (pronounced “bahl-ee”)plan, launch, sustain, grow1 (financial), 3 (business), 4 (environment)BALLE creates real prosperity by connecting leaders, spreading solutions and driving investment resulting in strong local economies.https://bealocalist.org/ecosystem builder for building strong, local economiesallyes"...represents thousands of communities and conveners, entrepreneurs, investors and funders who are defying “business as usual.”@bealocalistOakland (Impact Hub!)Our work equips people with the tools and connections needed to prioritize equity and make well-being possible. Programs include our Local Economy Fellows, Community Foundation Circle, Investors Circle, regular events focused on the Local Economy Framework, and an emerging groundswell of local businesses and communities standing up to Choose Connection. https://bealocalist.org/about/our-programs/
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CA Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity (CAMEO)sustain, grow, exit2 (financial)Annually, CAMEO members serve about 21,000 very small businesses with training, business and credit assistance and loans. These firms – largely start-ups with less than five employees – support or create 37,000 new jobs in California. And generate a total of $1.3 billion in economic activity.http://www.microbiz.org/about-cameo/mission/smallno
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Calvert Foundationsustain, grow, exit2 (financial)Calvert Foundation empowers investors to empower communities. Through the Community Investment Note, we connect individual investors with organizations working around the globe, developing affordable housing, creating jobs, protecting the environment, and working in numerous other ways for the social good. Learn more about the issue areas our investors are addressing. Generally do not fund start ups.http://www.calvertfoundation.orgimpact investorallyes
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Capital Impact Partnerssustain, grow, exit2 (financial)Financing is one tool we use to create strong, vibrant communities. A Certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), we ensure that projects in underserved areas often overlooked by traditional banks have access to investment capital. We recognize the special dynamics of lending in these communities and can help you get the most complicated transactions done. For over 30 years, we’ve helped forward-thinking developers, organizations and businesses revitalize neighborhoods and deliver social impact.https://www.capitalimpact.org/
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CARATsustain, grow, exit2 (financial)http://caratnet.org/programs.htm??
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Carvan Studios2 (business)We build apps that help communities organize, access,
and apply local resources to their most pressing problems.
http://www.caravanstudios.org/
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Community Arts Stabilization Trustlaunch, sustain, grow2 (business)Keeping Space – Oakland is CAST’s new pilot program dedicated to providing training and funding for Oakland arts and cultural organizations seeking real estate assistance. Through direct financial grants, one-on-one technical assistance, and real estate readiness training, CAST’s goal is to provide safe, stable, permanent, and affordable real estate solutions for Oakland’s local arts organizations.https://cast-sf.org/Tyese WorthamDirector of Community Engagementtwortham@cast-sf.org
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CDC Small Business Financelaunch, sustain, grow
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CDFI Fund (US Dept of Treasury)launch, sustain, grow2 (financial)Since its creation, the CDFI Fund has awarded over $1.7 billion to community development organizations and financial institutions; it has awarded allocations of New Markets Tax Credits which will attract private-sector investments totaling $33 billion, including $1 billion of special allocation authority to be used for the recovery and redevelopment of the Gulf Opportunity Zone. CDFI Locator maps out financial resources in your area.http://www.cdfifund.gov/who_we_are/about_us.asp; http://ofn.org/cdfi-locatorsmallno
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Central Valley Fundlaunch, sustain, grow2 (financial)CVF Capital partners, The Central Valley Fund (“CVF”) was established to provide private capital for small to mid-sized businesses. With a broad focus across the western United States, and target area in California’s Central Valley, CVF’s capital is used to finance later stage growth and expansion, strategic acquisitions, ownership transitions, and recapitalizations. CVF provides subordinated debt or preferred equity, the layer of a company’s capital structure between senior debt and common equity, often referred to as mezzanine capital.http://www.centralvalleyfund.commezzaninesmall, midnoRevenues of $10M to $100M
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Centro Community Partnersplan, launch, sustain, grow 3 (business)Centro was created to bridge a gap in the current microenterprise model; a lack of access to capital and business support resources. Centro’s programs foster socioeconomic change in communities by providing business advisory services and leadership development programs that are needed to grow businesses and provide jobs. These businesses improve the lives of the entrepreneurs and their families and benefit the community.http://centrocommunity.orgYes Service ProviderTrainingBay Area (also Modolva (usually in the summer, Colombia (inactive), Peru (standby), and Brazil (looking to restart in state of Rio). Also Stockton and So-Cal. None are consistent).yesallyesabout half are food related, and then a quarter are products, a quarter are services. Irina Kurtsevayairina@centrocommunity.orgAdvanced program since 2010, is twice a year, for 14 weeks. One starts in mid-Feb, the other mid-September. Currently $500 with payment plan option Most of the people who enter this program is a referral from another program (Operation Hope, Renaissance Center, Women's Initiative back in the day, SBA, or been in business for some time). Geographically, mostly in SF and in the East Bay. Last couple of years they've been running it out the SF State Powell St. campus, some advsing services in Oakland office. 60-70% of the entrepreneurs are East Bay, and the majority of those are from Oakland. The basic class has been an offered for the last 3 years. Most of their entrepreneurs come in making $20k/year, with plan to make them make more $100k in annual sales within 3 years.
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Chief Talent Strategiesplan, launch, sustain, grow, exit3 (business), 2 (personal)Chief Talent Strategists provide Á la carte recruiting services for entrepreneurs and small businesses at all stages of their growth.
First hour consult is free. Then you are provided with a proposal. Services are $95 hourly.
http://chieftalentstrategist.com/YesEnglishFirst hour free, $95 an hourSherry PlattOwnerChieftalentstrategist@gmail.com9252127805
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Cisco Systems-San Jose Entrepreneur Center (still functioning?)inspire, plan, launch, sustain, grow, exit3 (business)The Cisco Systems-San Jose Entrepreneur Center is a collaborative effort between the public sector, private industry and non-profit organizations to provide small business owners with the resources information and tools they need to be successful. Together, the sponsors and contributors have developed a one-stop location where start-up and existing businesses can come to fulfill all their needs-from financing to training to expert consulting to technology information and tools to the latest resources available on the market .http://www.ecenteronline.org/allno
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City of Haywardplan, launch, sustain, grow4 (environment)The City of Hayward is recognized as the most desirable and business-friendly place in the East Bay in which to locate and conduct business.http://www.ci.hayward.ca.usallno
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City of Oaklandplan, launch, sustain, grow4 (environment)www.oaklandnet.comconferenceGovernmentCityEast BayYesallyesMarisa RayaSpecial Projectsmraya@oaklandnet.com510-238-6230
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Clean Tech Open, Western Region Acceleratorlaunch, sustain, grow3 (business)The Cleantech Open is a not-for-profit organization that runs the world’s largest accelerator for cleantech startups. Our mission is to find, fund and foster entrepreneurs with big ideas that address today’s most urgent energy, environmental and economic challenges. Mentoring, training, access to capital, opportunity to showcasehttp://www2.cleantechopen.orgYesacceleratorallno
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Clearinghouse CDFIlaunch, sustain, grow2 (financial)Serves California, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico , and Sovereign Nations in the Western United States. Projects that provide measurable community benefit, Small businesses, Multi-Family affordable housing, Commercial real estate, Community facilitieswww.clearinghousecdfi.com
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Code2040Inspire, Grow1 (personal) 3 (business)Cracking the code on diversity in tech is the greatest economic opportunity of our time. Code2040 creates pathways to success for Black and Latinx people in the innovation economy.
Our Mission
GOAL: Our mission is to ensure the full representation and leadership of Black and Latinx people in the innovation economy by creating pathways to their educational, professional, and entrepreneurial success in tech.
VISION: Our vision is an innovation economy where Black and Latinx people are contributing as technologists, investors, and leaders, and a country in which we have the economic and social capital needed to thrive and build generational wealth.
http://www.code2040.org/programsn/aNationalnosmallindividuals, businesses, organizationsyesn/an/atechn/a


Laura Weidman Powers
Chief Executive Officerinfo@code2040.orghttps://www.linkedin.com/company/code2040/785 Market Street suite 850, San Francisco, CA 94103San Francisco94103
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CodeWalker Instituteplan, launch, sustain, grow1 (personal), 3 (business)CodeWalker Insistute teaches underserved professionals software development through in-person + online classes and apprenticeships. Also offers technology consulting services.http://codewalkerinstitute.weebly.com/$250,000- $7,500,000
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College of Alamedainspire, plan, launch, sustain, grow, exit3 (business)The College of Alameda provides program learning in entrepreneurship and business management. The Entrepreneurship and Business Management disciplines at the College of Alameda will offer two Certificate of Achievement Programs: (1) Entrepreneurship and (2) Business Management.http://alameda.peralta.edu/business/YesuniversityEast BayNo
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Community Bank of the Bay (CBB)plan, launch, sustain, grow2 (financial)Serves the Bay Area Businesses & non-profits that are: (1) Located in, serve and/or support low to moderate income communities (2) Environmentally sustainable either through their project(s) or ongoing business practices. Look for applicants able to demonstrate an ability to repay and willing to pledge available assets as collateral. Will lend/invest in startups with < than 1 year of operations. Determine the credit/worthiness with alternative criteria, not just credit scores. Provides finances for nonprofits www.bankcbb.comGenerally $100,000-$5,000,000noallallnoSpanishall(855) 433-5400 180 Grand Ave., Suites 120 & 1550Oakland94612CDFI, SBA Preferred Lender, Bay Area Green Business
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Community Reinvestment FundLaunch, Grow2 (financial) CRF has spent 30 years helping small businesses access the money they need to grow and create jobs. CRF looks beyond financial statements to understand the stories behind the numbers to offer sustainable financing solutions for qualified business owners that are poised for positive community impact. CRF is one of three nonprofit small business lending companies authorized by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide SBA 7(a) small business loans. These loans – with amounts ranging from $150,000 to $4 million – can be used for commercial real estate, business acquisition, equipment, working capital, debt refinancing and more.https://crfusa.com/$50,000-$3,500,000
Minimum credit score of 650 recommended, 20% down for startups recommended
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Community Sourced Capitallaunch, sustain, grow2 (financial)Peer to peer lending, looks for demonstrated revenue traction, connection to people in your community, and ability to repay a loan in 3 years or lesswww.communitysourcedcapital.comAngel: $5,000-$50,000
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Contra Costa Small Business Development Centerinspire, plan, launch, sustain, grow, exit1 (personal)Contra Costa Small Business Development Center offers classes, consulting services and business planning resources for small businesses throughout Contra Costa County and is a member of the Northern California SBDC network. Contact: Oscar Dominguez, Director, 300 Ellinwood Way, Suite 300, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 (925) 602-6844 odominguez@ContraCostaSBDC.comwww.ContraCostaSBDC.comsmallnoCodeWalkers Institute
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Conveners.org inspire, plan, launch, sustain, grow, exit4 (environment)We build powerful communities of practice for mission-driven leaders to connect, learn, and collaborate with each other. The industry resources we develop for conveners, accelerators, and mappers break down organizational silos and unlock the collective potential of the Impact Ecosystem.
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Copernicus Fundplan, launch, sustain, grow, exit2 (financial)Serves the Bay Area: Start-up businesses of any kind, Creative businesses, Ventures turned away from financial institutions due to high risk, Entrepreneurs without formal banking relationships. Requirements and repayment schedule are customized to each borrower.http://copernicusfund.org/$5,000-$30,000
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Crane WorksPlan, Inspire, Launch, Sustain, Grow1 (personal), 3 (business)Darlene Crane offers workshops and use of her consulting tools and textbook that have helped women grow their businesses with innovative and leading ideas.
Target: Businesses making over $500,000 in revenue
http://www.thecraneworks.com/Series of four workshops and use of herconsulting tools and textbook that have helped women grow their businesses with innovative and leading ideas.allallyes, womenAllDarlene CranePresidentdcrane@thecraneworks.com(510) 406-1782
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Creative Currencyinspire, plan, launch, sustain, grow, exit4 (environment)Creative Currency is an initiative bringing together leading developers and designers with national experts in social finance, local currencies, crowdfunding, sharing platforms, and other leaders of the new economy to envision, prototype, and deploy innovative solutions that reimagine our systems of exchange from the ground up.http://creative-currency.org/about/about-creative-currency/allno
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Crediblesinspire, plan, launch, sustain, grow2 (financial)Crowdfunding–Rewards/Donations, Food businesses (like co-ops, restaurants, coffee shops, farmers, butchers). Businesses receive cash upfront through the sale of “edible credits” and gift cards. Customers receive a tab with credits (often extra bonus for larger prepayments) to be redeemed for future purchaseshttps://credibles.co/$5,000-$150,000
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CSU East Bayinspire, plan, launch, sustain, grow, exit3 (business)Educational programs to help entrepreneurs and business owners build the skill set they need to succeed.Yes UniversityEast BayNoallyesallall$7800/year undergrad or $11,000 GraduateDr. Joanna Lee/Travis NelsonMBA Entrepreneurship Advisor/Career Development Managerjoanna.lee@csueastbay.edu510-885-3517
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Cutting Edge Capitallaunch, sustain, grow2 (financial)Jenny Kassan (Cutting Edge Capital) CIO grad, A Direct Public Offering (DPO) is a term that refers to a public offering of securities by a business or nonprofit to both accredited and non-accredited investors in one or more states. Using a DPO (also known as investment crowdfunding), a business or nonprofit can market and advertise its offering publicly by any means it chooses – through advertising in newspapers and magazines; at public events and private meetings; and on the internet and through social media channels.https://www.cuttingedgecapital.com/Yes• Privately offer an investment to wealthy and/or non-wealthy people you know
• Fewer required legal filings than public offering
• Usually accredited (high-net-worth) investors
• Non-wealthy investors may also participate
• In California, can have up to 35 non-accredited investors

S: will lend/invest in startups with < than 1 year of operations

NP: provides finances for nonprofits

C: determine the credit/worthiness with alternative criteria, not just credit scores
Service Provider, DPOLegal, Impact Investing - Angel ($100,000+)midnoJohn Katovich(510) 834-3450
344 20th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
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Cutting Edge Capital—Private Placements Advisinglaunch, sustain, grow, exit3 (business)Listing platform for community capital offerings in the US. List your community capital offering, such as direct public offerings and Regulation A offerings. Free to Cutting Edge Capital clients. Privately offer an investment to wealthy and/or non-wealthy people you know, Fewer required legal filings than public offering, Usually accredited (high-net-worth) investors, Non-wealthy investors may also participate, In California, can have up to 35 non-accredited investors$100,000+
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Daly City Small Business Assistanceinspire, plan, launch, sustain, grow, exit3 (business)Through its Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), the City of Daly City funds small business assistance with the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center. The Center provides technical assistance to microenterprises (businesses with five or fewer employees including the owner) and small businesses that help to create jobs for Daly City residents.http://www.dalycity.org/City_Hall/Departments/ECD/hcd/assist_small_bus.htmsmallno
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DBL Investorslaunch, sustain, grow,2 (financial)DBL Investors is a venture capital firm created from the spin-out of the Bay Area Equity Fund I from JPMorgan in January of 2008. Our “Double Bottom Line” investment strategy is to invest in companies that can deliver top-tier venture capital returns while working with our companies to enable social, environmental and economic improvement in the regions in which they operate.http://www.dblinvestors.com/about/allno
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Democracy at Work Instituteinspire, plan, launch, sustain, grow, exit3 (business), 4 (environment)The Democracy at Work Institute was created by the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives (USFWC) to ensure that worker cooperative development in economically and socially marginalized communities is adequately supported, effective, and strategically directed. It is the only national organization dedicated to building the field of worker cooperative development. Through research, education and relationship-building, it meets the need for coordination of: existing resources, development of standards and leaders, critical discussion of models and best practices, andadvocacy for worker cooperatives as a community economic development strategy.http://institute.coop/worker coopFrom its very inception, the USFWC has centered the leadership of workers from democratic workplaces and of historically marginalized communities; especially leadership of color and leaders from low-income and immigrant communities. To this day, our membership is comprised of worker co-ops, democratic workplaces (consumer cooperatives, non-profits, and ESOPs with democratic staff management), cooperative developers, and various organizations and individuals that support worker cooperatives. These Federation members range from 2 to 2,000 workers and span dozens of industries with varying management and governance structures.

As a membership and advocacy organization, we connect worker cooperative members to benefits, to each other and to the larger cooperative and economic justice movements. We amplify our members’ voices to advocate for worker cooperatives at the local, state and national level. We provide consulting and technical assistance to cooperatives old and new. And through the education, training and organizing work of our partner organization, the Democracy at Work Institute, we are committed to ensuring cooperative business ownership reaches those who need it the most.
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Devlabs venturesplan, launch, sustain, grow, exit2 (financial), 3 (businesss)We provide business development & product development support to early stage software start-ups.
We identify & invest in outlier entrepreneurs solving big problems to expand into global markets. devlabs is a network of technology entrepreneurs who believe that software-based companies can solve some of the most difficult problems of today’s world. We believe that we can simultaneously create value for our buyers and users and create wealth for our entrepreneurs and investors.
www.devlabs.vcYesInvestorVCsmallno"early stage startups and investing in outlier entrepreneurs"Ruben HernandezFounding Partnerruben@devlabs.vc5103337338@DevlabsOAK1305 Franklin Avenue, Suite 250Oakland (local HQ)94612Incubation: Teams committed to creating solutions need to start testing their hypothesis within weeks. They do this by building a product quickly, so that they can get it into the hands of customers.

Acceleration: Companies who have a valuable product need to scale from a few customers to hundreds of customers to sales in the 100,000's within 6 - 12 months.

Funding: We invest 25- 75k into companies that have a run rate of 1 million. We help companies that have gone through our incubation and acceleration program become attractive to other investors.
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E-Challenge: Stanford Business Plan Competition2 (financial)This competition awards a total of $60,000 to entrepreneurial teams. At least one member of each team must be affiliated with Stanford University .http://bases.stanford.edu/programs/eChallengeangel investorhighno
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EARNinspire, plan, launch, sustain, grow, exit2 (financial)EARN is one of the two largest providers of goal-based savings accounts in the U.S. EARN’s accounts, and our online platform, help low-income workers build lifelong savings habits and financial capability. Research proves regular saving leads struggling American workers out of the bottom 20%.https://www.earn.org/micro-financeallyes
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East Bay Advanced Manufacturing PartnershipPlan, Sustain, Growth1 (personal) 2 (financial) 3 (business)We connect manufacturers. We bring together manufacturing leaders who are committed to leveraging advanced skills, technologies, and creativity to ensure continued competitiveness and growth for East Bay manufacturing.http://www.ebamp.org/meetingsn/aassociationEast Bayyesallallyesn/an/amanufacturingn/aJames GardnerExecutive Directorjgardner@ebamp.orghttps://www.linkedin.com/in/jameslgardner/
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East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economyinspire, plan, launch, sustain, grow, exit4 (environment)Improve working conditions of existing positions. “EBASE advances economic, racial and social justice by building a just economy in the East Bay based on good jobs and healthy communities. We address the root causes of economic injustice by developing strategic alliances among community, faith, and labor to build power and create change with low-income workers and communities of color.”http://www.workingeastbay.org/article.php?list=type&type=4“organizer” justice/social changeallyes
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East Bay Asian Local Development Corporationplan, launch, sustain, grow, exit4 (environment)East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC) is a non-profit community development organization with over 40 years of experience in building healthy, vibrant and safe neighborhoods in Oakland and East Bay. We address the specific needs of individual neighborhoods by connecting the essential elements of health and wellbeing through our Healthy Neighborhoods Approach.

Pop Up Program- EBALDC keep a list of commercial spaces for rent for pop up opportunities. (Last list dated Dec 2017)
http://ebaldc.org/about-us/Carolyn JohnsonAssociate Real Estate Director
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East Bay Broadband Consortiuminspire, plan, launch, sustain, grow3 (business), 4 (environment)The East Bay Broadband Consortium (EBBC) is an East Bay regional initiative organized to improve broadband deployment, access, and adoption in Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano counties through a collaborative regional approach. EBBC was formed to close these gaps and advance the region as a center of innovation for advanced communications technologies, leveraging the region’s deep knowledge assets aimed at increasing: (1) The region’s broadband infrastructure investments (public and privately financed).(2) Affordable access to broadband technologies. (3) Wide adoption of broadband to acquire the benefits of these technologies.https://ebbroadband.org/
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East Bay Community Foundationinspire, plan, launch, sustain, grow1 (personal), 2 (financial)East Bay Community Foundation is a leading resource for mobilizing financial resources and community leadership to transform the lives of people in the East Bay with pressing needs. They have identified two, inter-related issues that can lead to this transformation: support for young children to succeed; and enhancing economic opportunities for adults and families. Contact: Deborah Alvarez-Rodriguez, Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 836-3223 dalvarez@eastbaycf.orgwww.ebcf.orgNoallyes
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East Bay Community Law Centerinspire, plan, launch, sustain, grow3 (business) Community Economic Justice Clinic Services
EBCLC’s Community Economic Justice Clinic (CEJ) is focused on advancing people-oriented economic development and empowering low-income communities of color to build long-term solutions to poverty in the East Bay. CEJ attorneys and advocates can provide the following types of assistance:

Starting a business, cooperative, or non-profit
Tax exemption applications
Compliance with nonprofit, employment, and tax laws
Commercial lease assistance
Drafting and reviewing of contracts, agreements, and loan documents
Supporting alternative models of affordable housing (i.e. community land trusts, housing cooperatives)
Community benefits advocacy

***Focused on low-income people of color
https://ebclc.org/need-services/community-economic-justice-clinic-services/
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East Bay Economic Development Alliance for Businessinspire, plan, launch, sustain, grow4 (environment)“The East Bay Economic Development Alliance (East Bay EDA) is a unique cross-sector partnership of private, public and nonprofit leaders in the East Bay counties of Alameda and Contra Costa, helping to make the East Bay one of the most dynamic, globally competitive and sustainable business environments in the world.” - - - - “Establish the East Bay as a world-recognized region to grow business and attract capital in a way that creates quality jobs.” Contact: Scott Peterson, previously worked on collaborations.www.eastbayeda.orgconnector” cross sector partnership/collaboration/conveningService Providerallno
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East Bay Pathways Consortiuminspire, plan1 (personal), 3 (business)Career pathways are a sequence of academic and technical courses that allow students to apply academics and develop technical skills for careers in leading industries in the region. Pathways prepare students for successful completion of state academic and technical standards, as well as more advanced postsecondary coursework.http://www.ebbiznetwork.org/boot_camps.php
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East Bay Small Business Portalplan, launch, sustain, grow1 (personal) 4 (environment)Provides online "clearing-house" of information for East Bay small businesses. Great portal where you drop a pin on a map to ID resources. The East Bay EDA's "Building on Our Assets" report published in October 2011 found that nearly 70% of jobs in the East Bay are created by businesses employing less than 100 people. It also found that 47% of companies with 1-2 employees and 49% of with 3-25 employees fail during their first five years of operation. This data launched East Bay EDA’s East Bay Small Business Initiative in 2012 with a focus to help connect entrepreneurs, small business startups, growing and mature business owners with resources and business professionals that could address their specific needs.http://www.eastbayeda.org/default.pagenetworkingsmallno
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East Bay Women's Network (EBWN)plan, launch, sustain, grow1 (personal)EBWN is a thriving networking organization for women in business; we motivate, inform, educate and have fun! We have a diverse membership of over 100 women, many of whom volunteer to keep the organization strong and moving forward. We give time and raise money to support our community service partners. We offer our members connection with dynamic like-minded business women and the opportunity to grow their businesses in a supportive, nurturing environment.https://ebwn.org/networkingallyeswomen entrepreneursAlameda
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East Bay Works, of “America’s Job Center of California”sustain, grow1 (personal), 4 (environment)CalJOBS is your online resource for jobs, resumés, and labor information in California. Search for jobs and apply online, develop and post your resumé, post job openings, or access career resources, resumé tools, information about labor market and training programs, and more.www.caljobs.ca.govallno
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