Cybersecurity: Mitigating Risk for Microenterprises

We love technology. It helps us do so many things more efficiently. But it’s not immune to crime. Nationally cybersecurity incidents increased about 12 fold from about 5,500 in 2006 to more than 70,000 today. Join CAMEO board member, Jesse Torres, and a panel of experts who will help us navigate the cyberworld safely.

Andrea Wasko & Meaghan Gilbert, Connoisseur Creations

Andrea Wasko and Meaghan Gilbert of Los Osos, California launched their flagship product, the Quick Pickle Kit after starting Connoisseur Creations in 1996. After struggling with weight issues, Andrea wanted to develop a healthy alternative snack that would help people in similar situations. The Quick Pickle Kit is a safe, quick, simple, and natural way to make delicious pickles in the comfort of your own home.

Pancho Kachingwe, The Hatch

Pancho Kachingwe founded The Hatch Oakland Bar & Restaurant in 2014 to cater to a booming downtown Oakland. “Everything was self-funded,” he recalls. “It was myself doing the cooking, bartending, cleaning, shopping, everything.” But the business grew fast, and by year two, he had 18 employees.