1:45pm | Speed Advising: 30-Minute Consultations

Panel Description: Your one-on-one advising meeting with a knowledgeable business strategist is just one intake form away. Whether you are just starting out or planning for your next big expansion, these field experts are here and ready to give you a free consultation for the next steps!


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Nayeli Maxson, Executive Director, Bay Area Alliance for Community Development

A graduate of UC Hastings College of Law with a double concentration in Government and Social Justice, Nayeli is dedicated to improving the lives of Bay Area residents through creative problem-solving and community-engagement. Nayeli is a former Policy Analyst and Community Liaison for Oakland Vice Mayor and District 4 Councilmember Annie Campbell Washington, and was a Legal Analyst for the California State Senate Public Safety Committee. She also worked as a strategist and consultant with innovation consulting firm Lens Ventures, co-directed the 2008 Reno, Nevada Moveon.org voter registration and persuasion campaign office and was a grant writer for one of the Bay Area’s most impact-driven addiction treatment non-profit organizations, Options Recovery Services.

Business Consulting Provided By:

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Dr. Darcelle Lahr, Principal Consultant at MBACG


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Jenny Sheridan

Founder of General Counsel Consulting


Nicole Lundy

Brand Strategy Consultant, Pretty And Profiting



Brian Beckon

Vice President,

Cutting Edge Capital