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On November 13th, at the Neyborly Event Space, ICA will host our second Accelerator Pitch Event. Current Accelerator companies will deliver their pitches for growth capital in front of a live audience of fellow entrepreneurs, capital providers and investors. The pitches will be followed by investor feedback and plenty of networking time. Light bites and refreshments will be provided by Tacos El Último Baile, an ICA company.

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When: November 13th, 2019; 530pm – 830pm
Where: Neyborly @ Jack London – 95 Linden St Ste. 1, Oakland, CA 94607
What: the ICA Fund Good Jobs Accelerator Pitch Event. The Pitch Event is a chance to showcase our ICA Accelerator companies and to celebrate over 23 years of good job creation in the Bay Area.

The Pitch Event:

The Fall Accelerator Pitch Event is a chance for companies to showcase their businesses, what they learned during the Accelerator, and get connected to potential investors. On the day of the event, the current Accelerator cohort will make their pitches to a vetted audience of mission-aligned capital providers, investors, and potential partners. In order to ensure that we maximize impact for our entrepreneurs, the investment-centric Pitch Event is invite-only at this time. A limited number of Community tickets are available on a first-come first-served basis. If you would like to join us, you can register here.

About the pitching companies:

The pitch event is also the culmination for the fourth ICA Accelerator cohort. During their engagement, the cohort focused on their company’s growth and people strategies, as well as identifying the best capital for their growing businesses.

The companies pitching are:

Cupcakin’ Bake Shop – A multi-location bakery that offers fresh baked goods made from high-quality sustainable ingredients.

Localest Foods – A hyperlocal distribution company providing multi-channel, people-centered go-to-market solutions for small and medium sized food businesses.

Minnie Bell’s Soul Movement – A fried chicken joint that serves delicious home-style food based on family recipes and the soulful flavors and warmth of the south.

Peaches Patties – A Jamaican catering company that prides itself on baking homemade Jamaican patties using fresh ingredients and flavorful Jamaican spices.

Souperb, LLC – A packaged soup company that uses the freshest ingredients in its delicious, heart-warming vegetarian and vegan soups.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Your participation and support are instrumental to the success of the Pitch Event, our programming at large, as well as ensuring the success of our mission of investing in high potential businesses to create economic freedom for those who need it most. If you or your organization would like to sponsor the pitch event, just contact us! Email Roohi Singh for more: roohi@icafundgoodjobs.org. You can also download a sponsor packet and get all of the details here.

About the ICA Accelerator:

The ICA Accelerator is a business acceleration program designed for growth-stage, good job-creating companies looking to scale their operations. Over a four-month engagement, ICA supports each Accelerator company to get investment ready and poised to raise capital the capital they need to strategically grow their business. In just over three years, the Accelerator companies have raised $18M, created and retained nearly 400 jobs, and in 2018 grew revenues by more than 27%, year over year.

While the financial success of our companies is always top of mind, the entrepreneurs in the Accelerator are committed to building companies that have good jobs and wealth-building opportunities as core values of their business models.

Companies we’ve worked with:

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