By Darlene Crane (Executive Director, Alliance for Community Development)
Learn how to obtain investment from investors, bankers, and successful CEOs at the Bay Area Capital Connections Conference on June 23, 2011 in Oakland, CA.

Join us for a morning keynote on “The Dynamic Interaction Between Investors and Companies” featuring Nancy Pfund (Managing Partner, DBL Investors) and Kelly Kennedy (Chief Financial Officer, Revolution Foods).

Breakout sessions topics include “Finding the Right Capital and Investors”, “Banks are Lending, Are You Ready?”, “The CEO Experience in Funding and Growing a Business” and “Driving Revenue Growth through Social Networks”.

The event culminates in pitches before Geoff Roach (Angel Investor, Angel Forum), Gwen Edwards (Managing Director, Golden Seeds), Nick Henderson (Director, Internet Securities) and Joyce Chung (Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures).

Women 2.0 members save $15 on conference tickets with discount code “wmn20”. Register here.

The Alliance for Community Development is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization with the mission of increasing access to capital for companies with diverse leadership – minority, women, low and moderate income, and disabled veterans.

The Alliance for Community Development and The Bay Area Council are co-sponsors of Bay Area Equity Fund 1, a premier double bottom-line fund.

  1. Notable companies in the Bay Area Equity Fund 1 portfolio include Tesla Motors, Pandora, Solar City, BrightSource Energy, and Revolution Foods.
  2. The fund has invested in companies that have produced hundreds of quality jobs with benefits, producing top quartile financial returns and
    impressive economic, social, and environmental returns.

The Alliance for Community Development launched Bay Area Capital Connections in 2006 to connect minority entrepreneurs to sources of capital and to help them prepare for receiving investment