Neighbor-Financed Neighborhoods

February 21, 2013 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
East Bay Community Foundation
200 Frank H Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA 94612


What do new digital and social tools mean for the way we make things happen in our neighborhoods? Can crowdfunding really replace old business funding tools? Join us to discuss new funding models, new projects, and our changing roles in community investment and economic development.

Our panelists will discuss their work, insights and opinions, and take questions from the audience.

Speakers include:
Jenny Kassan / CEO Cutting Edge Capital

J. Moses Ceasar / Principal Manager New Parkway Theatre

Jonny Price/ Program Director Kiva Zip

Moderated by Eleanor Hollander / Economic Development Director Oakland Chamber of Commerce

Who Should Attend? Policy Makers, Community Leaders, Planners, Neighborhood Organizers, Urbanists, Hackers, Entrepreneurs, Non-profits, Politicians, Administrators, You!

What is OakX? OakX is about discovering and sharing what is emerging. OakX will host a short series of non-partisan, civic forum events for local and regional thinkers, leaders and entrepreneurs to present ideas and practices for innovation in the civic realm.

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About Andy

Andy Bamber is Business Development Manager with Cutting Edge Capital, where he helps businesses raise capital in a way that fits with their long-term goals. Previously, he worked on USAID-funded economic development projects in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. He has a degree in geography from UMass Amherst and a degree in Russian studies from UT Austin. He was once a Peace Corps volunteer in Azerbaijan. You can reach him directly at andy [at]
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