Creative Access to Capital | NAWBO

Wednesday, June 14, 2023 -
5:00pm to 7:30pm

Hera Hub La Jolla 11011 N. Torrey Pines Rd #200 La Jolla, CA 92037, US

REGISTER NOW DEADLINEJune 13, 2023 - 5:00pm

Did you know that access to capital can be a variety of options, and actually fun and creative?  Join us for a panel discussion and workshop on Creative Access to Capital. We will discuss the various ways that a business owner can fund their business if they are not eligible, or do not have the resources, to leverage traditional financing (such as a bank/credit union or SBA loan). Come learn about alternatives in funding and financing from a value-packed panel of people who have "been there, done that" as they discuss these methods:
• Crowdfunding
• Factor financing
• Angel investments
• Merchant financing and other avenues
Join us to learn from these panel of experts:
Cheryl Inokon:
Cheryl is the co-founder of Cadence Cash, a company solely focused on providing money to under-represented founders. They have a unique model that allows you to leverage invoices to get money faster. This two-way marketplace infuses cash for founders who need to make their cashflow work, so they can grow their business. 


Nichole MacDonald:
Nichole has raised over $3M in crowdfunding and an additional $3.5M through angel funding, factor financing, and merchant loans. She is most well-known for her Kickstarter campaign that raised $1.2M in 30 days. She will be sharing all the steps it took to get to that level of crowd-funding success and how those same principals were used to secure angel and factor financing.

Pranay Srinivasan:
Pranay is the Founder / CEO at - He has over 27 years experience at manufacturing, financing and distributing inventory. He has made and sold over 1B widgets, and has raised over $27M in Equity and $25M in debt over 7 companies. He is passionate about funding women owned businesses and is bringing his advice on how to get funded by a company like his.


Samara Hakim:
Samara is the President and Founder of CulturGrit, LLC. She is an international culture and inclusion thought leader, data strategist, keynote speaker, writer, and facilitator. For over a decade, Samara has equipped leaders with the cultural intelligence to work with those who are different than them, mitigating bias and integrating culture into business practices and metrics.
Bring your questions and be ready to create a plan to get the money YOU need to grow your company! Light snacks and drinks will be provided.

Special thanks to Manufactured, our sponsor who made this event possible! 

Founded in 2017, Manufactured helps companies source, finance and manage inventory across 20 industries and 25 countries. With over 45 years of experience, the company's goal is to simplify the inventory cycle for businesses of all sizes and industries. Companies can easily scale their manufacturing, lower unit costs, optimize supply chains and allocate capital efficiently. To learn more, visit

Special thanks to Hera Hub La Jolla, our venue sponsor!

This event will be held in an indoor setting at the newest location of Hera Hub La Jolla. A female-focused (gender inclusive), spa-inspired coworking space & business accelerator. To learn more about Hera Hub La Jolla, please visit

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