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Fund and Fuel Your Dreams!

An Event for Women who want to Raise the Right Money from the Right Investors

September 8-9, 2016
Oakland, California

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Raise capital and grow your business on YOUR terms!

Is this you?  You want to take your business to the next level and you know that raising money from investors is a great way to make that happen. 

But you’re struggling because...
*  you’re overwhelmed by the thought of talking to investors and can’t seem to get started
*  you’ve heard horror stories about what happens when you bring on the wrong investors
*  you’re paralyzed by not knowing where to turn for advice you can trust

Join Jenny Kassan, one of the nation’s top experts on capital raising for mission-driven businesses, to get the tools you need to reach your capital raising goals in 2016.
What is “the right money from the right investors?”

1. You have investors that love you and support your vision
2. There is alignment between your and your investors’ goals
3. The return is reasonable – you don’t give away the store to your investors  

At Fund and Fuel Your Dreams, you will learn strategies to find the RIGHT investors and make your capital-raising process less of a struggle.
This event is for you if....

  • You want to take your business to the next level so you can have more impact in the world doing what you love
  • You’ve heard horror stories about what happens when you bring on the wrong investors and you want to avoid the pitfalls and stay in control
  • You’re tired of wasting time with non-productive capital raising strategies 
  • You want to find investors that are the exact right fit for you
  • You find the whole capital-raising process intimidating and overwhelming and you want clarity and support

This event is NOT about how to raise money in the Silicon Valley style where your investors will expect you to grow as fast as possible at any cost so that the company can be acquired in 5-7 years and the investors make a killing.  We will not waste your time teaching you how to make yourself more appealing to this kind of investor! Why? Because in our opinion, that model is wrong for 99.9% of businesses – especially woman-owned mission-driven businesses.

This event IS about designing a capital raising strategy customized to your unique situation, values, structure, and goals.  Our approach works for companies at any stage and in any industry.

About the event

Fund and Fuel Your Dreams is a 2-day event where you will get hands-on, expert training on how to raise money for your business.

You will leave with a step-by-step plan and resources to take the plan forward.

At the event there will be opportunities for support from experts on pitching with presence, your financials, and more.

It is also a place to connect with like-minded mission-driven, heart-centered women entrepreneurs in a supportive fun environment!

What Others Are Saying About Working With Jenny

Amy Cortese

Author of Locavesting
“Jenny is, hands down, one of the most knowledgeable sources in the field today when it comes to creative capital raising for social enterprises and small businesses. She is a pivotal player in the budding local and social investing movement.”

Kristen Barker

Our Harvest Cooperative
"Jenny gave me the tools I needed to offer an investment opportunity to supportive investors.  My team and I are well on our way to achieving our goal of raising $500,000.  We’re offering equity but we are not giving up any control.  We’ve had a remarkable response and we couldn’t have done it without Jenny’s teaching and support."

Leslie Christian, CFA

Investment Advisor
“Jenny Kassan is the real deal. She is fiercely committed to supporting community- based economies, entrepreneurial creativity, and fair and just financial relationships. Her work is grounded in solid legal expertise and holistic thinking.”

Your Expert Host, Jenny Kassan

Jenny has two decades of experience as an attorney and advisor for mission-driven enterprises. 
She has helped her clients raise millions of dollars and raised several hundred thousand for her own business. Jenny serves her clients in the areas of business start-up, entity structuring to preserve mission, enterprise finance, securities regulation, investment crowdfunding, nonprofit law, and cooperatives.  

In 2010, Jenny co-founded Cutting Edge Capital, a consulting firm that helps social ventures raise community capital and pioneers tools for a more inclusive and values-driven economy.  Jenny served as Cutting Edge Capital’s CEO for five years.  

Jenny earned her J.D. from Yale Law School and a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of California at Berkeley.
Prior to beginning her work in securities and finance, Jenny worked for eleven years at a nonprofit community development corporation in Oakland, where she served as staff attorney and managed community economic development projects including the formation and management of several social ventures designed to employ and create business ownership opportunities for low-income community residents.

Jenny is the President of Community Ventures, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the economic and social development of communities.  She also co-founded the Sustainable Economies Law Center, a nonprofit that provides legal information to support sustainable economies.  

More Praise for Jenny Kassan

Marjorie Kelly

Democracy Collaborative
“I know of no one else nationally with Jenny’s combination of vision and knowledge.” 

Konda Mason

Impact Hub Oakland
“Jenny is an entrepreneur’s
dream come true.”

Ann Kramer

Good 4U, Inc.
"Jenny is deeply knowledgeable about a topic most of us are not!  Jenny walks you through the steps necessary for finding investors so that when you approach an investor, you feel that you're on solid ground."

Fund and Fuel Your Dreams
September 8-9, 2016

Oakland, CA

                                  **Space Extremely Limited**


Yes, Jenny, I am ready to join you at Fund and Fuel Your Dreams and learn how I can get the right investors for my business and meet my capital raising goals.

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                         Please Note: All payments are nonrefundable.