Alameda County SBDCOakland, CA

Beyond the Banks-Alternative Financing for Your Business (Fremont)

Beyond the Banks-Alternative Financing for Your Business (Fremont)

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 6:15pm to 8:45pm
Free to Attend
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Many aspiring or existing business owners find that banks are not ready to provide capital to them until they are well-established and profitable. Even established businesses can find raising enough capital to allow them to grow rapidly can be a tricky process. 

The market has responded with a huge variety of online and offline alternatives. This seminar will highlight the ways small businesses have obtained alternative financing, and how they set themselves up for success prior to their capital raising activities. 

This seminar will be a combination of lecture and panel discussions on the following topics: 
1. Crowdfunding-raising donations, debt, or equity 
2. Community Lenders 
3. Online Lenders 
4. Angel investors 
5. Asset-Based Lenders 
6. Research Based Grants


Jenny Kassan

Jenny Kassan is a business attorney with decades of experience. She is also a certified transformational coach, social entrepreneur, and finance innovator. Her formula for mission-aligned capital raising has helped diverse entrepreneurs throughout the country raise millions of dollars on their own terms.

Carlos Quintanilla

Carlos Quintanilla is a Loan Consultant with Opportunity Fund, a community lender dedicated to a more inclusive financial system. Opportunity Fund specializes in making loans to businesses whose needs don’t qualify for a traditional loan.

Hon Wong

Hon Wong is an Entrepreneur in Residence in the SBDC’s Tech Futures Group. He has extensive experience as a founder, executive, angel investor and active board member of technology startups. Technology entrepreneurs working with this group have raised over $144 million in loans, equity and grants since 2012.

Lee Lambert

Lee Lambert is the Director of the Alameda County SBDC. Entrepreneurs who have worked with the Alameda County SBDC have raised over $100 million in debt and equity financing since 2012. Lee has advised entrepreneurs and companies regarding their fund raising activities for over 25 years.

Lee Lambert
Fremont Main Library
2400 Stevenson Blvd
Fremont, CA 94538

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Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA or HSU Sponsored Programs Foundation.