Community Capital Pitches to Investors

Wednesday September 30
10:45–11:45 a.m.

Community Capital pitches will be for companies in the social venture or smaller business categories that are raising money through impact investing sources.


Women and Minority owned Wine Shop and eatery. We are wine shop, eatery and event space that sells wine from women and minorty winemakers. Also, we will sell tapas and lites bites from chefs of color.
Nece's Gluten Free is dedicated to providing the best tasting gluten free products, as well as knowledge and understanding, to the Monterey Peninsula gluten free community as wll as the many gluten free visitors to the area.
Milk Bottle Supply is reimagining sustainable grocery shopping with wast-free, locally sourced bulk materials and produce combinded with the option of meal preparation.
Investor Panelists​

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.

Jonny Price

Jonny is originally from the UK, where he started his career in strategy consulting with Oliver Wyman. In 2011, he joined the non-profit as the Founder and Director of its U.S. lending division, leading that team for seven years.

In early 2018, he joined Wefunder (a PBC and B Corp) as Director of Business Development. His primary role is recruiting great companies that are excited to use crowdfunding to raise capital and gain customers.

Julius Robinson
MUFG Union Bank

Based in San Francisco, Robinson has managed Union Bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities on the West Coast. In this expanded role, he assumes responsibility for company-wide CSR strategy and programs in the United States, Latin America and Canada, including charitable giving, community outreach, environmental stewardship, Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) compliance and investment, and supplier diversity. Robinson also oversees the bank’s government relations activities and the MUFG Union Bank Foundation, the nonprofit entity that acts as the agent for the bank’s charitable contributions.

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.

Arno Hesse
Slow Money

Arno Hesse works to empower people and communities with solutions for placing their money into the future they want to live in. Making it easier and more transparent to channel investments into local businesses through combining shifts in culture with innovations in technology. Arno is the Founder and CEO of Credibles, and co-founder of Investibule. He also co-leader and investor for Slow Money Northern California


Susan Szasz Harker
Slow Money Monterey Bay

Strategic leader and trusted advisor with a broad business background and a passion for developing people and organizations. As an educator, consultant and corporate professional, I use listening, data and analysis to help individuals, teams and organizations become more effective. Collaborative leader known for integrity, commitment, work ethic and teamwork.