The Downtown Oakland Association fosters an environment where businesses thrive, art flourishes, and residents and visitors alike can enjoy all that downtown Oakland has to offer.
The Downtown Oakland Association is a Community Benefit District (CBD),
which is revitalizing a 19-block area in the heart of Oakland, California by providing special benefit services such as district maintenance, safety and security management, and community and cultural enrichment.
The District was formed following a vote of property owners in 2009 to support a voluntary property tax to fund these additional services over the next 10 years.
APPLICATIONS DUE: Friday, July 24! http://www.uptimabootcamp.com/#!apply-smbenterprise/cocj Does your small business or social enterprise need funding to scale? Are you wondering how to find the right funding that will support your business’ values, community impact and funding needs? Are you looking for additional support in navigating a funding process for your business? Uptima Business Bootcamp is running another cohort of its 12-week class “Funding a Business” from August 1 – October 24 at Impact HUB Oakland. In “Funding a Business”, the third module of our Small Business & Enterprise Program, we guide you through a hands-on process of evaluating funding alternatives, crafting your story for potential funders and understanding how to communicate and negotiate with potential funders. We combine in-person classes with one-on-one mentorship, peer groups and an online learning environment to help you succeed. This course is for early stage entrepreneurs looking to funding scalable businesses with positive community impact. Our alumni say Uptima is a transformative program that walks entrepreneurs through creating, funding and scaling their businesses in bite-sized weekly units, all in a supportive community! Schedule of Classes: Saturday, August 1 - 9am - 5pm Mondays, Aug 3, Aug 10, Aug 17, Aug 24, Aug 31, Sep 14, Sep 21, Sep 28, Oct 5 & Oct 12 - 6pm - 9pm Saturday, October 24 - 9am - 5pm Cost: $200 / month + 5% equity stake in your business About Uptima Business Bootcamp Uptima Business Bootcamp is an innovative member-owned business accelerator dedicated to providing entrepreneurs with greater access to hands-on education, resources and community to create thriving businesses. Uptima’s programs encourage entrepreneurs to think holistically about their businesses and their impact on the community. Through a combination of in-person workshops, one-on-one mentorship and online learning, Uptima supports entrepreneurs through processes for developing their businesses. Uptima is very different from other business accelerators – as a cooperative, program participants are member-owners of the accelerator. This means they are part of a real community that shares in the accelerator’s profits and has a say in how the programs are run. More details on Uptima’s programs, memberships and applications can be found at http://www.uptimabootcamp.com/