Sourcing & Securing Alternative Capital

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Funding your business can be stressful, and sometimes customer revenue alone isn’t enough to help you reach your next milestones. You’ve thought about raising venture capital but don’t really want to give up too much equity. What are your other options? Come hear from industry leaders and get all your alternative capital questions answered!

About Republic: Republic is where both accredited and non-accredited investors meet entrepreneurs and access high-growth potential deals across a range of private markets. Entrepreneurs can seek funding from a wider base of diverse investors while simultaneously growing a loyal base and leveraging Republic’s private investment network.

About Collab Capital: Collab’s mission is to establish a new institution that provides a viable pathway to sustained wealth for the Black community. They establish this pathway by investing in tech and tech-enabled companies through efficient capital and effective connections between Black innovators, investors, and influencers.

About is a program designed to fund and support founders on a path to profitability. They believe deeply that there are hundreds, even thousands, of businesses that could be thriving, at scale, if they focused on revenue growth over raising another round of funding. On average, the companies backed have increased revenues over 100% in the first 12 months of the program and around 300% after 24 months post-investment.

About Clearbanc: Clearbanc is the world’s largest eCommerce investor and specializes in providing non-dilutive growth capital.

About FleetingFleeting provides shippers & motor carriers direct access to reliable fleets & to flexible CDL drivers who operate them. – Their CEO was the first African American male to raise $1M+ via equity crowdfunding.

Women in Film Panel Discussion: Half the Picture

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Join us as women filmmakers and movers and shakers discuss HALF THE PICTURE following our 4 PM screening on March 11th. The panel discussion will take place in the theater. immediately following the film. The film, released in 2018, seeks to answer the questions: Why are there so few women film directors working today? What stands in their way? What forces conspire to keep them from working?

Film: 4 – 5:30 PM
Panel: 5:30 – 6:30 PM

**If you cannot make the film screening, you are still welcome to join us for the panel discussion starting at 5:30 PM! No need to buy a ticket just for that, feel free to come into the theater at 5:30.**




Stacey Davis, entertainment attorney and filmmaker

Kira Fonteneau, civil rights attorney

Michele Forman, Director of Media Studies at UAB

Virginia Newcomb, filmmaker and actor

Somica Spratley, filmmaker and makeup artist