Thank you to the 2019 Entrepreneurship Task Force

Launched in May 2019, the 2019 Entrepreneurship Task Force became a key resource to support the Newsom administration during the COVID-19 public health and economic emergency. The Task Force launched a series of COVID-19 Rapid Response Virtual Sessions to engage with fellow small business owners and entrepreneurs across our state, recognizing the need to create a channel for small businesses and entrepreneurs– so many of whom were impacted by the pandemic– to access to information and resources, as well as connection to a community of fellow leaders to discuss issues, challenges and barriers.

Bismarck Lepe – Founder and CEO, Wizeline

Charles Hudson – Managing Partner and Founder, Precursors Ventures

Dawn Barry – President and Co-founder, LunaPBC

Dilawar Syed – President and CEO, Lumiata, Chair of the ETF

Frederik Groce – Principal at Storm Ventures and co-founder of BLCK VC

Irma Olguin, Jr – CEO and Co-Founder, Bitwise Industries

Jamin Brazil – Co-founder and Advisor, Valley Innovations
















Jay Goth – Managing Partner, Murrieta Genomics

Kusum Kavia – Co-Founder and President, Combustion Associates, Inc.

Nely Galán – Founder, Galan Entertainment

Patricia Röckenwagner – Co-founder, The Röckenwagner Bakery Group

Ryan Gales – CEO, Jenkins/Gales & Martinez, Inc.

Shelly Kapoor Collins – General Partner, Shatter Fund

Teddy Liaw – CEO, NexRep

COVID-19 Rapid Response Sessions:

California Office of the Small Business Advocate
1325 J Street, Suite 1800

Sacramento, CA 95814
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