SVC's Community Capital Group is excited to host COCAP as part of NEXT Economy LIVE on September 24, 1:30pm ET.
Join Kai Nortey (Founder, kubé nice cream) and Jenny Kassan (Author, Raise Capital on Your Own Terms: How to Fund Your Business without Selling Your Soul) in conversation with Laina Greene (Co-Founder, Angels of Impact) as they explore the funding gap, processes and terms that help promote racial equity and empower communities.
There is a clear capital gap for entrepreneurs of color and while there are efforts to help fill this gap, traditional forms of capital give little thought to how these financial processes such as selecting pipeline, due diligence and even terms actually perpetuate a system of extraction and structural racism.
Innovative approaches to financing can be restorative and very sustainable. Investing in entrepreneurs of color who impact their communities is a key solution to ensuring racial equity and justice. They are best equipped to understand the needs of their communities and also offer solutions that are more sustainable in the long run to take their communities out of systemic poverty caused by structural racism.
This session will be a conversation to explore the funding gap, processes and terms that help promote racial equity and empower communities.
In partnership with the American Sustainable Business Council, Intentional Media, JumpScale, Impact Capital Forum, and Opportunity Collaboration.
Supported by The Accountkeepers, Bromberger Law, SustainVC, Perlman & Perlman, and Barclays.