Carma Lacy, executive director of ecosystem building at RevHub, is appearing as a panelist speaker at an Asian Business Association of Orange County (ABAOC) dinner in support of Asian American women-owned businesses.
Irvine, CA, September 2023 – RevHub’s Executive Director of Ecosystem Building Carma Lacy spoke as a panelist at a dinner event in honor of Asian American women-owned businesses. Held on September 27th at the IRWD Community Meeting Room, the program sponsored by Wells Fargo and USPAACC was one of a series of targeted events “Doing Business in Irvine.”
Social enterprise innovator Lacy managed the fireside-style panel discussion alongside Hima Nippuleti, founder and president of Irvine’s BoozDNA. The event saluted women-owned businesses in Irvine for outpacing the national average, and conversations were focused on the integral contributions of this sector to Irvine’s growth and economy.
RevHub President and CEO Stephan Erkelens intends to partner with women-owned businesses to shape the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Orange County, setting the precedent for the rest of the state, the nation, and eventually the world at large.
“OC is an emerging sector and economic driver, spawning new jobs where potential millions are being employed to benefit society, the environment, and other valuable causes,” says Erkelens. “Local foundations, churches, corporations, universities, and the OC public sector all encourage innovation here.”
Erkelens co-founded RevHub with the support of other seasoned professionals who have a proven track record in charitable giving, business, finance, and social enterprise. Compelled by a unified vision, the group strives to create a better mechanism to fund and sustain social enterprises both at home and around the world. Under this belief, RevHub has become a collaborative ecosystem of like-minded individuals where both founders and funders are able to accelerate the impact of nascent social enterprises.
About RevHubOC |
RevHubOC coalesces Orange County’s social enterprise ecosystem for greater innovation and impact. Founded in 2019, RevHub is a community of investors, entrepreneurs, mentors, and partners which has incubated 23 social enterprises and established RevHubOC Social Innovation Fund, Orange County’s first social impact investment fund (RevFund). In 2022, RevHub joined several partners in establishing the NorthSTAR (Systems To Access Resources) OC Collaborative to build the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Orange County. Most recently, RevHub has announced its development of Orange County’s first Climate Action Business Incubator (CABI). For more information, please visit revhuboc.com.