Get ready for a new kind of conference!
This year at MyGBCE, we are excited to bring a new structure and experience to connect our broad community!
We remain committed to networking and learning, but now with a new focus on bringing you a fully immersive and interactive event!
• An immersive Community Art and Exhibit Hall Party with music, passed appetizers, and drinks so connections can be made while we learn and play!
• Topic-based Table Talks led by experts in the field at a small-scale level for personal connection, free-flowing conversation, and learning
• Workshop Sessions Panel Presentations
• Project, Product, and Civic Awards
• Inspiring Speakers and Keynotes
• ESG Training
• Innovative Startups
• Zero-Emission Equipment Demonstrations
• Continuing Education Opportunities
Location: The Beehive in South LA
The Beehive is brought to us by SoLa Impact, a family of social impact real estate funds with a double bottom line strategy focused on preserving, refreshing, and creating high-quality affordable housing in low-income communities. They are committed to ending the homeless and housing crisis in Los Angeles's Black and brown communities. In addition to their real-estate investments, their social impact work is anchored by four pillars: 1) Access to Housing; 2) Access to Education in and Through Technology; 3) Access to Jobs; and 4) Access to Ownership.
SoLa’s Impact's affiliated non-profit (501c3), the SoLa I CAN Foundation, significantly expands the impact and reach by working to end intergenerational poverty by opening new access to educational and economic opportunities. SoLa I CAN's marquee projects include the SoLa College Scholarship Program & the SoLa Technology and Entrepreneurship Center which are housed at The Beehive.
The Beehive is SoLa Impact's Opportunity Zone (OZ) business campus, comprised of 8 buildings across 104,000 square feet of commercial space located only ten minutes south of downtown Los Angeles. This campus has become a cultural hub for the South Los Angeles community through a wide variety of events focused primarily on economic development for minority & female-owned businesses in Los Angeles. With eight unique and architecturally beautiful red-brick warehouses, this project transforms the local neighborhood and economy in the true spirit of the OZ legislation as the nation’s first OZ business campus.