The Ignite! New Business Expo is the only event that launches and celebrates micro-businesses within our local economies. It began in 2006 to help Urban FIRE, Oakland’s homegrown entrepreneurship program, give its graduates an opportunity to showcase their new businesses, and it has grown each year to become the largest expo of its type.
Micro-businesses are the unheard force in our economy. It is the fastest growing sector of the business community and hires more new employees and builds more sustainability in local economies than any other segment. But you wouldn’t know it because we’re multi-millions in number, scattered and small. Without a doubt, micro-businesses are the future of business.
Because SomaR supports Oakland businesses, we’ll be an exhibitor at Ignite! New Business Expo. We hope you’ll come to this free public event to support Oakland’s micro-businesses. Come find SomaR; we’ll have drinks and fun stuff at our table.