The Alliance for Community Development (ACD) brings start-up founders and business owners expert business knowledge, growth practices and connections to financial and other resources.
Our mission is to increase access to capital for growth companies with diverse leadership through dynamic forums, conferences and programs.
We welcome all entrepreneurs to our programs and focus on growing companies of all sizes with diverse leadership.  The organization is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization with the mission to increase access to capital for growth companies with diverse management.

Current Programs:

2015 8th Annual BACC Conference

The Journey of Funding and Scaling a Business

11:30 am – 6:30 pm, October 1, 2015
Kaiser Center Auditorium, 300 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, CA

The experienceof the 2014 BACC7 Conference:

  • Great content!  I met some people I plan on working with!
  • I loved the Pitch Showcase, I learn by example.
  • Thank you, very informative and naturally entertaining.

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Now Accepting Applications for 2015 BACC8 Startup Pitch Showcase

Apply by midnight August 30, 2015

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PROPEL Small Business Growth Program

The PROPEL 2015 Cohort Group will graduate on October 20!

The PROPEL Small Business Growth Program is one of the few programs in the nation dedicated to growing existing businesses over $1 million in gross revenue.  Since PROPEL launched in 2008, 7% of the graduates crossed $1million in revenue which is at least three times the national average for women and diverse business owners.(Forbes April, 2015)

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Thank you for your help in changing lives!


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