SEDCorp: The California Financial Opportunities Roundtable (CalFOR) released their new guidebook, Access to Capital, today providing a one-stop-shop resource for anyone seeking capital, ranging from aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners to policy-makers and financial institutions.
"This guidebook is a valuable tool for California's rural businesses, entrepreneurs and communities containing comprehensive information they need to thrive, grow and create jobs," said USDA Rural Development State Director Glenda Humiston. "We are a proud contributor to CalFOR's efforts to support a strong California economy."
Throughout its pages Access to Capital provides straightforward descriptions of a wide variety of tools and programs available to access capital, along with specific examples of how they have been utilized and links to websites for in-depth information. In addition, recommendations to improve accessibility or usefulness of programs are also included.
CalFOR is comprised of a group of nearly 90 experts and activists representing large banks, small financial institutions, wealth advisors, fund managers, the business community, and economic development organizations as well as local, state and federal government agencies. Through their efforts, members discovered that a wide variety of options to access capital already exist, but that few people are aware of the many opportunities and assistance available. This guidebook was developed as a result.
Click to open CalFOR Handbook.
Knock out Background Projects and Meet other Devs
This is the second in our Hack Night series. Come to Sierra Commons – bring a computer – and work on whatever project you're excited about in a social, but productive atmosphere. There will be no awards or prizes, just a place to work on a project, meet and catch up with other developers, find project partners, and have an evening out. If you need a computer for the hack night, post here beforehand – someone may be able to bring one.
Sierra Commons is proud to be co-sponsoring this event.
CleanStart PowerUP, presented by SARTA
You’ll be able to connect with your colleagues, pitch your product or company in your very own promotional video (included in the attendance fee), receive feedback on your clean tech product ideas and possibly win the 4 minute video raffle prize — good luck!
Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2013
Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Esterly Hall | 336 Crown Point Circle, Grass Valley, CA 95945
Cost: General Admission: $30; SARTA Members: $15, Students: $10
CleanStart is an initiative of SARTA designed to accelerate the development of clean technology ventures within the greater Sacramento region. Our mission is to empower entrepreneurs with the knowledge, capital and connections that are critical to creating a successful new business.
Thursday, April 4, 2013 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location(s): Plumpjack Squaw Valley Inn
Based in San Francisco, Julie Hanna is a repeat entrepreneur, board director, startup & venture advisor and angel investor.
In August 2009, Julie was appointed Chair of the Board at Kiva, crowdfunding pioneer and the world’s largest micro-lending marketplace. Kiva has delivered $350M loans to over 800,000 low-income entrepreneurs in 62 countries, was named named a Top 50 Website by TIME and has been called the “hottest non-profit on the planet” by FORTUNE.
Come to Sierra Commons – bring a computer – and work on whatever project you’re excited about in a social and productive atmosphere.
Sponsored by No Problem, this no-charge monthly meetup is open to the community. Attendance is by donation.