Community Capital Pitches to Investors Monday, September 2810:45 AM – 11:45 AM Previous Session Next Session Community Capital pitches are for social venture businesses and community businesses that are raising money through impact investing sources. This session has ended. Click on the recording above to view the session. Pitching Companies Tabitha Stroup Owner We are a food-waste reduction company based in Santa Cruz, California providing shelf-stable products that would otherwise become compost or landfill. We carefully adapt each client's products to allow all farms to find their "Sense of Place' so farmers' markets are full of bounty with different products, from jellies to hot sauce, we got this! Max Fennell Founder and CEO Fenn Coffee is a Black owned small batch wholesale Coffee company. Fenn Coffee is known for our popular profuct the Cold Brew Double Espressor Shot. Juliano Calil Founder and CEO Through powerful immersive digital experiences and inclusive community engagement, our goal is to educate, drive action, and inspire hope in the future of our planet. Investor Panelists Hillary Talbot Sail Community Capital Hillary is a community capital advocate and local investor at heart. She founded Sail Community Capital to help startups and small businesses raise the funds to bring their dreams to life. She guides clients through the maze of crowdfunding to select a crowdfunding platform, build their debt or equity offering, and market their raise. Hillary is also building a coalition of local investors who want to create vibrant local economies. Jennifer Kuyper Pacific Valley Bank In her 20 years in commercial banking Jennifer has helped hundreds of visionary business owners access the capital necessary to launch, scale or grow their business. She has a passion for community banking and making funding more accessible across a broader base of the population. Eric Quick The Town Kitchen Eric has thirty years’ experience in management and has held senior leadership positions with start-up ventures and notable companies including McDonald’s, Disney, Safeway and Revolution Foods. Eric (CoFounder & CEO of PocketCFO) is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for developing emotionally intelligent teams. His track record demonstrates his ability to nurture and accelerate big ideas from inception to hypergrowth opportunities. Eric recently launched and is Co-Host and Producer of Bathtime 2 BoardroomTM, a Podcast focused on working parents or parents to be and how they balance work, life and the challenges that come with it. Justin Renfro Wefunder Justin is currently leading growth and operations for Wefunder, helping entrepreneurs raise capital and connecting them to resources that will support their success. Prior to that he started his own business (Chill Charters) and worked at Lyft, Kiva.org, and LinkedIn. He sees himself as an entrepreneur with an eye for impact. He's a proud generalist and enjoys working across a wide range of different functional areas. This is why he loves working for and working with startups. He loves the energy, the creativity, and the challenge. Moderator Susan Szasz Harker Slow Money Monterey Bay Susan Szasz Harker is part of the team that brought Slow Money to Monterey Bay. After a career in large corporate, Susan switched her focus to building the next generation of business leaders -- through CSUMB, supporting undergrad and MBA students, and through Slow Money Monterey Bay, supporting entrepreneurs and the community by promoting local investment in local sustainable food systems.