The Launchpad for Local Sustainable Entrepreneurs
The Ignite! New Business Expo is the only event that launches and celebrates micro-businesses within our local economies. It began in 2006 to help Urban FIRE, Oakland's homegrown entrepreneurship program, give its graduates an opportunity to showcase their new businesses, and it has grown each year to become the largest expo of its type.
Update: Curious Which Businesses Will Be at the Expo This Year?
June 17, 2011
Our Exhibitor Page has been updated!
Want to see which businesses supported the Ignite Expo through advertisements? See our Advertiser Page. Please support the organizations that give back and support our community!
We are just one week away from the Ignite! Expo and this year, the turn out has been fantastic. We have a variety of new businesses from food to health and wellness to consulting services and much more! Come out and meet the people behind the businesses!
Update: New Sponsors Added!
May 25, 2011
The Ignite Expo Committee is excited to announce that Oakland Local, the Oakland Rotary Club, and One PacificCoast Foundation have signed up as 2011 Sponsors of this year's event! These organizations support new and local small businesses so make sure to stop by their table at the Ignite Expo this year. Links to their websites are on the right hand side of this page.
Update: Advertisement and Sponsorship Sign-Ups Now Available Online
April 29, 2011
Interested in getting your business name out into the community but not sure how to reach them? Want to show your support for local businesses? Consider advertising in the Ignite New Business Expo Booklet this year. Ads start as low as $50! Check out our Advertisement Page for more info.
If you're interested in getting even more bang for your buck, we also now have sponsorships available. You can sign up online by going to our Sponsorship Page.
Update: Online Table Registration Now Available
April 20, 2011
Exhibitors can now register online by going to our Registration Page.
We are working on the online registration for Sponsors and Advertisers so stay tuned! Until then, you can sign up by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update: Let's Celebrate!
March 8, 2011
This year's Ignite Expo will be a festive event with a focus on business as a celebration of our local economy. We invite you to come out, bring your friends, enjoy a day in the sun, and meet the Bay Area's newest entrepreneurs.
The music and entertainment last year was a huge success so we'll be continuing that again this year. Stay tuned for our line up of entertainment.