Thursday, October 8 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Mamacitas Cafe
Limited Capacity seats available
Tickets are required to attend NewCo.
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Session Title: Powerful Pop-Up : When Business and Social Justice Collide

What if coffee and donuts could empower girls in Oakland to achieve their dreams, wouldn't that be sweet? Come taste Mamacitas famous Donut Kebab and learn how co-founders Renee Geesler and Shana Lancaster went from social justice activists to specialty food business owners. This inspiring tour, demo and dialogue will illuminate how their enterprise and newly launched 'Youth Food Project' is leveraging the Bay Area's booming food scene to provide leadership opportunities to Oakland's young women. 

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Renee Geesler

Co-Founder, Mamacitas Cafe
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Shana Lancaster

Co-Founders, Mamacitas Cafe

Host Companies
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Mamacitas Cafe

Mamacitas Cafe offers Bay Area residents the unique opportunity to delight in specialty coffee and donuts while directly supporting female youth in Oakland to thrive. This innovative cafe is women owned and youth operated and serves a variety of artisanal food and beverages including... Read More →

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Elissa Hambrecht

Co-Founder, NewCo
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Patrick McCormic

Communications, Strategist
Global thinker, brand builder, policy wonk, and international raconteur in pursuit of a communications position.

Thursday October 8, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Mamacitas Cafe