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Join us for this very exciting (and FREE) event for small business owners and entrepreneurs in the Bay area who are interested in learning ways to grow and thrive in the new digital economy. Experts from PayPal & Kiva will be leading workshops on accessing capital and digital strategies and tools to help manage and grow your business. We’ll also have some thoughtful discussions on how we can improve the small business experience. AND - every attendee will be eligible for a Small Business Makeover prize which will include $5,000 and free marketing/business consulting! Don’t miss this great learning and networking opportunity!



8:15 a.m. Registration, Coffee & Treats
9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks from Premal Shah, President of Kiva & Franz Paasche, SVP at PayPal
9:30 a.m. Small Business Financing Solutions
10:15 a.m. Networking Break
10:30-11:55 a.m. Workshops & Discussions on digital tools
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch w/ PayPal executive & Jose Corona, City of Oakland
1:05-2:30 p.m. Workshops & Discussions on digital tools
2:30 p.m. Networking Break
2:45 p.m. "Growing your Business Online" panel discussion
3:45 p.m. SMB Makeover Competition overview
4:15 p.m. Closing Remarks
4:30 p.m. Meet & Greet Networking

If you are taking BART you’ll want to exit at the 12th Street Station and walk three blocks down 14th Street to the venue. If you need parking, there are several lots on Harrison Street between 14th and 17th and a couple on Webster Street between 15th and 17th, as well as a number of others in the area.

Have any questions or concerns? Feel free to contact PayPal's team at