What: Microbusiness pioneer, Claudia Viek wins Robert A. McNeely Trailblazer Award
Who: Claudia Viek, CEO, CAMEO (California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity)
When: Thursday, March 24, 11:00am – 2:00pm
Where: Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Why: Viek has been a pioneer in the micro sector for over 30 years, when she started the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, which grew into an award wining training and business incubation program that has served thousands of entrepreneurs in the San Francisco Bay Area. Viek is starting her 10th years at CAMEO. Her challenge has been to build a strong, engaged, and creative network of about 100 practitioners that serve 20,000 businesses every year – even during difficult economic times and shrinking resources for economic development. Through her leadership, CAMEO is shining a light on the opportunities presented by the emergence of the self-employment as an economic force and pushing. As we say: micro magic + technology = future.