Micro-business Events in California

  • CAMEO Member Event

    May 30, 2015 - Here's the Money: Access to Capital Business Expo - Mission Valley, CA

    Here’s the Money! Access to Capital Business Expo is coming to San Diego on Saturday, May 30, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Double Tree Hotel in Mission Valley. At this event, co-hosted by VEDC and Accion, you will learn how to start, expand and/or improve your business, about the different sources of funding available to you, how to grow your business capital and much much more!

    The event will also feature an on-site Loan Pavilion where you can sit one-on-one with a loan consultant to discuss and determine your lending options in a more confidential setting. The Loan Pavilion will offer on the spot pre-approvals for business loans up to $50,000.

    This FREE event includes access to the business resource expo, plenty of networking time and lunch. The cost to the public is $10, but as part of the Accion community, you can register at no cost!

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    May 31, 2015 - California Program for Entrepreneurs Registration (FREE) - Santa Clara

    California Program for Entrepreneurship

    The Leavey School of Business and the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) at Santa Clara University are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2015 cohort of The California Program for Entrepreneurship (CAPE). Now in our sixth year, we are able to offer space for up to 45 participants.

    CAPE is a 6-month program for early-stage entrepreneurs who seek a dynamic and rigorous schedule in which to learn the fundamentals of starting and building a business here in California. By providing business education and mentoring, it is the CAPE mission to help entrepreneurs develop and implement business plans that will contribute to the growth and well-being of the California economy.

    For applicants selected for the 2015 CAPE cohort, Santa Clara University has secured program funding to cover the cost of all:
    Books/Class Materials

    Candidates will be selected based on application quality, experience, the stage of development and likelihood for success of the business idea, and, of course, the potential contribution to the California economy. All candidates must complete an online application–this process includes multiple exercises designed to refine the candidate’s business idea. We recommend using the application planning document to prepare for the process.

    Applications will be accepted through May 31, and the program will begin with a virtual assignment in June, 2015. For more information or to apply, please visit CAPE on the CIE website.

    Program Schedule:

    7 Intensive, On-Site Weekends &
    Online Work

    · Virtual Exercises, Readings & Case Studies
    · Mentor Meetings
    · Bronson Scholar Designation
    · Focused and personalized education on all aspects of a professional business plan
    · Expert Business Advisors and Panels
    · Preparation of Professional Pitches
    · Networking Opportunities
    · $5,000 Business Pitch Competition

    All on-site classes held at the historical Santa Clara University campus here in the heart of Silicon Valley.

    Now held over 7 weekends in addition to virtual work to better fit busy schedules.
    Travel to and from Santa Clara University for all on-site program sessions (consisting of a total of 7 weekend sessions) is at the expense of each participant.

    Application submission does not imply acceptance into the program. A Selection Committee will review all applications and select up to 45 participants for the 2015 cohort.

    For questions or more information, please contact Stephanie Singh, Senior Administrative Assistant at Santa Clara University’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at

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    June 10, 2015 - 2015 BALLE Conference - Phoenix, AZ

    Join the leading lights of the local economy movement at the 2015 Annual BALLE Conference What’s Working Locally, June 10-12, in Phoenix. Get inspired, strengthen your network, and advance your work using place-based business and investing to solve our toughest environmental, social, and economic challenges.

    The conference will feature eight key conversation tracks follow the solution areas BALLE has identified as the path to advancing the emergence of a new economy that’s just, fair, and healthy for people and places.

    Over the past 14 years, BALLE has built a unique peer learning community of the most innovative independent business leaders around North America. The annual BALLE business conference is the national forum for visionary local economy connectors, providing an immersive experience that includes inspiring speakers, 1-1 mentoring, practical how-to’s and case studies, local economy tours, entertainment and parties that showcase Localism at its best.

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    July 8, 2015 - Credit Building Symposium - Washington, D.C.

    In July 2014, Credit Builders Alliance hosted their first ever Credit Building Symposium. The gathering was so successful that they have decided to make it an annual event and extend an invitation to the entire CBA Credit Builder Community to come to Washington, DC this July 8-9!
    The Credit Building symposium is a dialogue between non-profit organizations involved in credit building and those corporate entities whose business practices include credit reporting, credit scoring and/or extending credit.
    CBA’s goal is to broker more discussion between these two connected industries with the intent of continuing to bridge the gaps in understanding and strengthen bonds in the credit reporting arena. The symposium will focus on advances in the credit building field and connections to issues of income inequality, poverty reduction, and asset building. This is a great opportunity to learn and build relationships with industry partners.
    July 8th: Pre-symposium training day featuring CBA’s signature Credit as an Asset training and FICO’s Credit Boot Camp.
    July 9th: Symposium featuring:
    * Evidence and Strategies for Investing in Credit Building
    * Financial Coaching: Outcome Measures Project
    * Credit Building Non-profit Panel: Challenges & Solutions
    * Serving the “Credit Invisibles”
    * Credit Building Products- Roundtable
    * Alternative Data: Is more better?
    For additional details and to reserve your space visit CBA here.

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    October 15, 2015 - Urban Solutions: Toast the Neighborhood - San Francisco, CA

    Urban Solutions presents the fifth annual San Francisco Neighborhood Business Awards, honoring local businesses from the City’s unique and diverse communities. Join them for dinner, entertainment, and the awards ceremony at the fabulous Hotel Monaco’s newly renovated event space. Purchase tickets here.

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