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Monday, May 6 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Finding Money to Start and Grow a Small Business

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Small business owners just starting out face persistent gaps and barriers when seeking financing for their new businesses. Join the SBA along with a panel of lenders to discuss microloans, crowdfunding, and other alternative sources for financing available to small business owners.  


Co-sponsorship Authorization #19-0912-17. SBA’s participation in this cosponsored activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Noah Brod, noah.brod@sba.gov.

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Marlow Schindler

Assistant District Director for Lender Relations, U.S. Small Business Administration
Marlow Schindler serves as the Assistant District Director for Lender Relations at the US Small Business Administration, San Francisco District Office. She is a representative of the District Office in matters relating to Lenders and SBA loan programs.
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Karla De Leon

SVP San Francisco Market Manager, Main Street Launch
Karla supports our continued work in Oakland through partnerships and client services.  Karla is passionate about small businesses and economic development. While her professional background is a mix of business and public policy, her career has been primarily focused on small business... Read More →
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Diana Chavez

Business Development Officer, Working Solutions
Diana Chavez joined Working Solutions as Business Development Officer in 2016. Diana is a nonprofit leader with experience in grantmaking, fundraising, program development, and operations for diverse nonprofits. She began her career in nonprofit management at Tides, a San Francisco-based... Read More →
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Gladys Castro

Small Business Loan Officer, MEDA/Fondo Adelante
Gladys Castro works with clients to provide small business loans from loan origination to closing. She helps create and maintain partnerships throughout the nine Bay Area counties and deliver presentations to promote Fondo Adelante.Gladys attended UC Berkeley where she studied Political... Read More →

Monday May 6, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
SBA Entrepreneurship Center 455 Market Street, 6th Floor