San Francisco Small Business Week 2016 has ended
Thursday, May 26 • 10:50am - 12:20pm
Start-up Financing: Alternative Ways to Finance New Businesses

Start-up Financing: Alternative Ways to Finance New Businesses
Session 2: 10:50am - 12:20pm
Category: Finance

Join the SBA for a start-up financing workshop to hear directly from different alternative non-profit lenders about their target small business client, products and more. Lenders will include a Community Advantage lender, a Microlender, and an online lender. You will also hear from small business owner Steve Rubenfaer of Mission de Flores on how he successfully used alternative financing to start and grow his business.

All programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least 2 weeks in advance. For more information, contact info@sfsmallbusinessweek.com.

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Marlow Schindler

Assistant District Director for Lender Relations, US Small Business Administration, San Francisco District Office
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. Before SBA, Marlow volunteered... Read More →

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Spencer Larkin

Kiva Zip
Spencer is currently managing the Bay Area program for Kiva Zip, a local non-profit crowdfunding platform that supports entrepreneurs starting or growing businesses. Originally from Indiana, Spencer recently moved to the Bay Area after working for LinkedIn in Chicago for the last... Read More →
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Sandy Mackovich

Senior Business Development Officer, Working Solutions
Sandy works with small businesses to help them access the capital, resources and support they need to grow and succeed.  Working Solutions is a nonprofit organization that provides microloans and individualized business consulting & mentoring to entrepreneurs in the Bay Area that... Read More →
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Darius Mahajer

Main Street Launch
Darius manages the San Francisco Emerging Business Loan Fund. Working side by side with Office of Economic Workforce Development, Mayor’s Office, and Community Partners, Darius is the liaison between entrepreneurs and lenders. Darius brings over a decade of experience in vast industries... Read More →
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Steve Rubenfaer

Owner and CEO, Mission de Flores
Steve is the owner and CEO of Mission de Flores, which he founded in 2013. Mission de Flores is a florist business that has a retail shop in the Mission district of San Francisco, and also sells its flowers at more than 20 markets around the city. Steve is responsible for strategy... Read More →


Thursday May 26, 2016 10:50am - 12:20pm
City College, North Beach/Chinatown Campus 808 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94108