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Growth Capital Opportunities for BIPOC Businesses

Catherine Carlstedt July 13, 2022

The microloan market serving small businesses has been traditionally difficult for large investors to enter. Further, small businesses often need multiple types of capital including equity to grow their business and be resilient to external forces. Through fueling existing networks and building capacity in local lenders, investors of all sizes and risk tolerances can support small businesses. Panelists discuss innovative capital sources, what is working and not working, and how collaborations can increase the right capital flow to BIPOC businesses.



Meta Themes

  • Deliver Equity and Inclusion

  • Reimagine Systems

  • Accountability

  • Power and Capital


Purpose and Desired Outcome

Increased collaboration between large and small, national and local, and sometimes competing institutions for the purpose of increasing the amount of capital that can flow into diverse communities. Creation of or leveraging of new financial products that are actually helpful for minority-led businesses.


  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Asset Managers

  • Accelerators & Incubators

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Corporate & SME

  • Academia

  • Artists & Culture-makers

  • Intermediaries (Financial Advisers, Investment Bankers)


  • NameYvonne
  • TitleDurbin
  • OrganizationLISC Strategic Investments
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NamePaul
  • TitleQuintero
  • OrganizationAscendus
  • StatusInvited
  • NameSonia
  • TitleKhanna
  • OrganizationForbright Bank
  • StatusInvited
  • NameDr. Ben
  • TitleBynum
  • OrganizationColorado Health Foundation
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameMichelle
  • TitleEgan
  • OrganizationJPMorgan Chase
  • StatusInvited
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