Join AnewAmerica in Celebrating Small Business Week May 1 - May 6 in Oakland & San Jose!

From May 1 thru 6, 2017, AnewAmerica will host or participate in events for National Small Business Week 2017 in Oakland and San Jose!



  • City of Oakland Full Schedule Click Here
  • Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 AnewAmerica & LISC will co-hostFruitvale Business Connect


San Jose

May 5th, 2017 AnewAmerica will Participate in the 6th Annual Summit on Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the Rotunda in San Jose City Hall!  The event will be from 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. with a kick-off from San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo.  AnewAmerica alumnus Betty Bedregal will participate in a panel discussion on Access to Capital. Full schedule is below:

Summit Agenda

  • 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.  Registration, Networking, and Exhibits
  • 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 Welcome and KeynotesMayor Liccardo - City of San Jose
    Damien Hooper-Campbell - Chief Diversity Officer at eBay
  • 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Break Networking and Exhibits
  • 10:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Workshops (subject to change)Access to Capital- Explore funding options for starting and taking an existing small business to the next level with speakers from:  Wells Fargo, Small Business Development Center Silicon Valley, Kiva and Meriwest.
    Real Estate Basics for Small Business- Understand how to get the best deal to help your business thrive.
    Selling Services and Products to Government and Large Companies- Discover how to make the leap to selling to big customers
    Social Media and Branding- Expand your business by attracting new customers and clients
    Manufacturing: From Garage to Giant- Find ways to take your company from small to large by protecting your Intellectual Property and leveraging the local manufacturing ecosystem. 
    Restaurant Permitting- Avoid common restaurateur mistakes and take advantage of programs from the City of San Jose and County of Santa Clara to get up and running faster.
    Library Resources for Startups- Leverage resources at your local library or online to plan or expand your business. 
  • 12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Break Networking and Exhibits
    12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Bonus Sessions Recent Changes to Business Regulations - Find out more about:  Business Tax, Minimum Wage and Opportunity to Work.