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BAIA Dinner #3: Meet Three Owners of Self-Funded Businesses

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BAIA Dinner #3: Meet Three Owners of Self-Funded Businesses

Time: January 22, 2013 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Ristorante Amarena
Street: 2162 Larkin Street
City/Town: San Francisco, CA 94109
Event Type: baia 2013, baia, dinner, networking, entrepreneurship
Organized By: BAIA
Latest Activity: Jan 24, 2013

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Event Description


The third BAIA Dinner #3: All about Self-Funded Businesses will take place in San Francisco on Tuesday January 22nd, at 7:00 pm. 

We often hear about large amounts of investment capital that enable a business to take off and become profitable. This is however just one scenario: sometimes entrepreneurs found and grow a business without that kind of investment, but through determination and ingenuity, using only the resources at hand. We will hear from Cristiano Sacchi about how he started and grew Novedge, to become the leading online reseller of software for design professionals. We will hear from Shelley Costantini  about how she followed her passion and grew Bella Pelle into a retail space in Union Square and from Cheri Larsh Arellano how she founded the first certified green business in San Francisco, Conscious Creative.

The price to attend the BAIA Dinner #3: All About Self-Funded Businesses is $51.67 per person. This includes the meal, tip and tax and a glass of Prosecco and the wonderful Amarena Italian Restaurant. It doesn’t include other drinks.  And the entire amount can be used towards purchasing or renewing aBAIA Membership at the Individual Level or higher. There are only 6 highly sought-after seats, so send in your request to attend right now! 

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How do I attend? Send us a request! 

Anybody can request to attend a BAIA Dinner. The price to attend the BAIA Dinner #3: All About Self-Funded Businesses is $51.67 per person.  (And the entire amount can be used towards purchasing or renewing a BAIA Supporting Membership). This strictly covers the cost of the meal, tip and tax. It does NOT include drinks, except a complimentary glass of Prosecco. The dinner will take place in San Francisco on January 22nd, at Amarena Italian RestaurantTickets are non refundable.

If you'd like to request to attend, please send an email to Aurora  with the subject line "BAIA Dinner #3" answering succinctly to the following 3 questions: 

  1. Why do you want to attend this BAIA Dinner?
  2. Your Linkedin profile or link to your online bio.
  3. Describe yourself in 140 characters.

What Next?

We will process your request and confirm your invitation on a first-come, first-serve basis. Participants will be selected with the objective to maximize the mutual learning and mentoring value of BAIA Dinners. Finally, priority will be given to current BAIA Supporting Members.

Do you have a topic or industry in mind for the next dinner? Let us know, email Aurora Meneghello at with your ideas.

Comment Wall

Comment by Veronica Rosso on January 24, 2013 at 7:02pm

Thank you Shelley for attending and sharing your precious insights with us! Keep up the good work :)

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Comment by Shelley Costantini on January 23, 2013 at 12:03am

Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful dinner. It was a pleasure meeting everyone and I congratulate you all for your endeavors.

I hope I was able to contribute as much as I took away from this experience.


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