Finding funding for a business is a big challenge, especially in the early stages of business development. So, it’s important that you have the right pieces in place in your business and are emotionally prepared to enter into this process.

Find out if you are ready to raise money for your business in Funding Readiness on Thursday, April 25, 11am-1pm at Impact Hub Oakland. In this interactive workshop, you will use a simple tool to assess your funding readiness. And, you will learn what you need to prepare to get ready to navigate a funding process.

Uptima Presents Lesa Hammond, Ph.D., Lead Instructor & Mentor in our Funding a Business course in Oakland. She is co-founder and CEO of ProfHire, a technology platform that connects higher education and training organizations with qualified people interested in teaching part-time. Lesa is an author, educator and entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in human resources, including serving as the Chief Human Resources Officer for three universities. She has consulted with more than 40 companies nationwide on human resources and training. Her Thompson Twins book series is a middle grade reader to inspire inner city children to achieve their dreams. She is also the author of Achieve in 5! Achieve your dreams in just five minutes a day. Lesa received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the Ohio State University, Master’s in Human Resources from Golden Gate University and Ph.D. in Transformative Learning and Change from California Institute of Integral Studies. She graduated from the Uptima program in 2015.

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Date & Time

April 25 | 11:00 am to 1:00 pm


Impact Hub Oakland – 2323 Broadway, Oakland, CA


Updated on 22 March 2019