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Thursday, April 6 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Access to Flexible Capital

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We know small business owners and entrepreneurs of color encounter barriers to entry into the startup world. This panel highlights the work local organizations are doing to help startups gain access to capital, shed light on some of the challenges startups face when seeking loans and capital, and provide recommendations on how to overcome these barriers.

Fueling the discussion is a JPMorgan Chase Institute report, “Cash is King: Flows, Balances and Buffer Days”, that explores the financial lives of small business owners.

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Pete Nardo

South Region Executive, Chase for Business

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Tom Chapman

Managing Principal, Chapman and Company
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Erika Hersh

Loan Officer, PeopleFund
Originally from Oklahoma, where she attended Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Erika relocated to Texas for new career opportunities. Her diverse background includes experience in lending, grant writing, community outreach, and business assistance & education.. She joined the PeopleFund team in 2012 and serves as the Fort Worth Area Loan Officer. She is responsible for guiding new clients through the loan process and developing... Read More →
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Jud McGehee

SVP of Lending, LiftFund
Jud started his career in banking thirteen years ago and found LiftFund in 2011. He moved into the field of opportunity finance because he wanted to say “yes” to entrepreneurs who weren’t quite bank ready. He started at LiftFund with managing Central Texas and now he manages Central and North Texas which includes Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas/Fort Worth markets. LiftFund is a community based mission lender with over 85% of its... Read More →
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Sarah Meister

Hardware Outreach Manager, Indiegogo
As Hardware + Design Outreach Manager at Indiegogo, I work with technology companies from around the world to bring their ideas to life.  | | Before Indiegogo, I was Head of Projects at Vann Alexandra, a creative agency for crowdfunding campaigns, where I worked on over 30 campaigns with a variety of different clients across film, technology, design, and publishing. Prior to that, I worked in post-production and live TV as well as freelance... Read More →

Thursday April 6, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Chase Basecamp - 19th floor - Zone 1 750 North St. Paul Street, Dallas, TX 75201