February 28, 8:30am - 10:00am PST. Hosted at The Port Workspaces
part of a series on Invest
About the speaker
Ari is driven by a deep passion for creatives and her community. Founder of the brand and brick and mortar shop, Viscera, Ari strives to enrich Oakland’s entrepreneurial landscape by supporting makers, designers, and artists. She carefully sources well made, ethical products that help consumers connect with the process and stories behind the products they purchase. Founded in 2014, Viscera has been featured in the SF Chronicle, Racked, 7x7, Oakland Magazine and more.
Ari bridges the worlds of city planning, art, and business through her design and consulting business, Viscera Studio. Her studio helps start-ups and growing businesses to overcome the challenges of limited access to resources and capital, by generating scrappy and creative solutions. To this end, Ari also serves as a board member for the Oakland Indie Alliance, a nonprofit organization that helps local, independent businesses thrive in Oakland.
When she isn’t running her business or studio, she is an artist creating murals across the Bay, and most recently was commissioned by the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation to paint one of their iconic hearts of SF.
Tiny Oak Media specializes in photography and filmmaking/videography services based in the San Francisco Bay Area for nonprofits, small businesses, and couples/families.
Pandora gives people music and comedy they love anytime, anywhere, through connected devices. Personalized stations launch instantly with the input of a single “seed” - a favorite artist, song, or genre. Tens of millions of people turn on Pandora every month to hear music they love. www.pandora.com
Oaklandish offers premium local apparel and accessories that celebrate “local love and original Oakland charm,” with proceeds supporting an array of spirited community partnerships. Represent.
Sip slow and relax with one of our many handcrafted tea blends made with meaning. Founded by Kamilah Mitchell, With Meaning, LLC. focuses on strategically and effectively providing a diverse and encouraging platform for individuals and organizations making a positive impact within the community, by positively infusing thoughts and actions with meaning.
Need an elegant, professional lakefront conference room for an important meeting? A convenient location to meet clients, steps from the ferry or BART? Incredible event space to launch product? Whether you’re a startup, solopreneur or remote employee, need daily access or an occasional desk, your keycard gives you access to all Port Workspaces locations. http://portworkspaces.com/
Wooden Table Baking Co is proud to make delicious high quality, handcrafted alfajores with a fusion of Argentinean & American flavors. We were born in Buenos Aires, but are made Oakland, California.
We are a small group of people who really like the idea of spreading joy - especially through good coffee. What we do is not complicated. We purchase high-quality green coffee which we then locally roast in small batches. We aren’t trying to be the next hippest and richest coffee company. Our passion and mission is to dig our roots down deep into Oakland, our home! http://www.slojoy.com/
Join us for our SIXTH YEAR ANNIVERSARY. Business owner, entrepreneur, artist Ari Takata-Vasquez, will speak on the theme Invest at the Port Workspaces on 21st street, Oakland.
Yes there will be cake 🎂. There will also be—as always—free coffee, tea, and breakfast. So mark your calendars, as these tickets will go quickly when they’re made available Monday, February 24th at 11:00AM.
Cheers and be well!