Neighborhood Economics SF

Neighborhood Economics

Meets the Mission

JUNE 8-9





We are excited to bring Neighborhood Economics back to the Bay Area, June 8 & 9, at the SF Impact Hub in the Mission.

A new feature of Neighborhood Economics will help entrepreneurs and funders connect at our Local Capital Street Fair. The Capital Fair will connect crowdfunders such as weFunder and IndieGogo’s equity funding platform, with local economy-funders like Slow Money and Neighborly, and mission-focused funders, including Working Solutions, Self-Help, MEDA, Pacific Community Ventures and ICA Fund Good Jobs.

These investors will benefit from knowing the size of deal and risk appetite other platforms have. Investors on weFunder, who love putting $1,000 into $1 million cafes and brew pubs, will discover a solid $600k investment in an entrepreneur coming out of La Cocina, a minority-focused food accelerator. Local funders will discover good local deals that only the mission-focused funders know. And the San Francisco Entrepreneurs of Color Fund might find companies to invest in on Indiegogo .

When you come on Friday, June 8, our sessions will be about capital providers discovering potential allies that can make their jobs easier. Saturday, June 9, is focused on the entrepreneurs with content that can help them learn which sources of capital might be right for their startup or expansion, along with practical workshops on subjects like cash flow management and ways to increase sales.

We will help local capital providers make new partnerships and find unlikely allies, and introduce entrepreneurs to funders. The whole ecosystem, investors, entrepreneurs, support and capacity providers, local governments, and foundations, will all be on hand.  

Some of the nationally recognized leaders in this space will be with us including: Devita Davison, Food Lab Detroit; Derrick Braziel, Mortar Cincinnati; Lucas Turner Owens, Ujima Boston; Gyasi Williams, Cooperation Jackson; Kwaku Osei, Cooperative Capital.

Please join us and help support our important work!