Micro-business Events in California

  • CAMEO Speaking

    September 17, 2014 - Shark Tank Small Business Challenge - Washington

    Building on CFED’s groundbreaking study, In Search of Common Ground: Understanding the Financial Vulnerabilities of Microbusiness Owners, CFED’s Entrepreneurship team is in the midst of discovering and highlighting compelling financial products and services designed to help strengthen the financial capability of microbusiness owners. During this session, we will highlight some of the most innovative approaches we’ve seen. Several organizations will present their proposed or currently implemented solutions to a panel of experts to receive valuable feedback. At the end of the session, attendees will vote for their “audience favorite” and a $5,000 cash award from MasterCard’s Center for Inclusive Growth will be delivered to the winner.


    * Eugene DeSilva, MasterCard
    * Mihailo Temali, Neighborhood Development Center
    * Claudia Viek, CAMEO
    * Manny Hidalgo, CFED (Moderator)

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  • CAMEO Member Event

    October 8, 2014 - Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center 30th Anniversary - San Francisco, CA

    Please join the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center and support Bay Area small businesses. You can make a difference by investing in the lives of motivated Bay Area entrepreneurs. Your contributions will provide much needed funds to make Renaissance’s training and support services possible for lower income entrepreneurial women and men.

    Jessica Herrin, CEO and Founder of Stella & Dot and Co-founder of will receive Renaissance’s first Empowering Lives Through Entrepreneurship Award for her contribution to transforming women’s lives through entrepreneurship.

    We will also honor Sandor Straus, President, Firedoll Foundation; Manager, Tigmera LLC and Executive Vice President, Edgestream Partners LP for his leadership, support and commitment to economic justice.

    Ticket prices:

    $175 for Individuals
    $85 for Graduates and Current Students

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  • CAMEO Member Event

    October 9, 2014 - Accion San Diego 20th Anniversary Celebration - San Diego, CA

    A night of food, fun and celebrating 20 years of impact in San Diego

    Accion San Diego is celebrating 20 years of supporting local small businesses in San Diego County! We will be commemorating this milestone with an “Accion-iversary Party” event on Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 5 to 7:30 pm. This event will showcase Accion’s program, clients and supporters, and everybody is invited!

    There will be food, drinks and fun, as well as an Accion client marketplace featuring goods from our clients in a farmers’ market-like setting. KUSI Good Morning San Diego reporter Brad Perry will be our MC, guiding us through a short program celebrating Accion’s 20 years. Finally, don’t miss the silent auction with products and services provided by our clients, board members and community.

    Individual ticket - $75
    Non-profit, student & Accion client ticket - $50

    Sponsorship opportunities available, please contact

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  • CAMEO Member Event

    October 18, 2014 - Manage Your Money Week -

    During Manage Your Money Week, state and local government agencies, non-profit organizations, unions, schools, libraries, financial institutions, and financial management associations will be working together in communities throughout California to host free money management education events and promote the importance of good money management practices. Programs will be offered to all demographics in multiple languages and cover all facets of personal finance from opening a checking account and managing a budget, to credit counseling, first-time home buying, planning for retirement, avoiding financial scams, and starting a business. Read more.

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  • CAMEO Member Event

    October 23, 2014 - 2014 Riverside/San Bernardino Economic Forecast Conference - Riverside, CA 92501

    On October 23, 2014, Beacon Economics and the University of California, Riverside School of Business Administration will present the fifth annual Riverside/San Bernardino Economic Forecast Conference. Some of the state’s most renowned forecasters will deliver new economic outlooks for the nation, state, and region:

    * Is the Fed ignoring the threat of inflation?
    * How will the new head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency affect credit availability and what will it mean for local housing markets?
    * Despite the slowdown during the first part of 2014, the Riverside/San Bernardino region has been adding jobs slightly ahead of expectations. Will the rate of growth continue?
    * What is the outlook for state exports given the new wave of instability in the Mid East?
    * How will the relative home affordability of the Riverside/San Bernardino region affect migration to the area and what will that do to housing demand?

    Join us for one of Inland Southern California’s most anticipated networking and business gatherings and get answers to some of the most pressing questions facing today’s and tomorrow’s economy.

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  • CAMEO Member Event

    November 5, 2014 - The Centro Benefit - Oakland, CA

    Please join us for Centro’s second annual celebration, a night of fun, food, drinks and music for the entrepreneurs, business advisors, volunteers, and makers of community who we proudly bring together. Come see first-hand how you can help benefit the Bay Area and beyond.

    For more information or to become an event sponsor, please contact

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