Speaker - Candace Klein

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Candace Klein is the founder and CEO of two successful startup companies: Bad Girl Ventures and SoMoLend.

Bad Girl Ventures ( is a non-profit organization that focuses on educating and investing in woman-owned startup companies. In its first year of operations, BGV has received over 400 applicants, has educated over 250 businesses, has financed 26 women with $700,000, and has created 156 jobs across Ohio. SoMoLend ( is new technology platform that connects business borrowers seeking loans with lenders looking to make a return on investment. SoMoLend is now live and has partnered with KeyBank who has at least $50 million to lend.

Candace has six years of lobbying experience, with the Northern Kentucky Chamber and United Way and four years of legal experience.Candace continues to practice as an attorney with Ulmer & Berne LLP with a focus on corporate matters, business advocacy and government relations for startup companies and small business clients.

Candace led the Communities Practice at Property Advisors, with the title of “Maven” and the job description, “run and think.” She is actively committed to her neighborhood, Over the Rhine, where she lives and has based both of her businesses.

Candace is a 2008 graduate of Salmon P. Chase College of Law where she earned her J.D. She also received her bachelor degrees from Northern Kentucky University.

1 Program

Crowdfund Regulatory Landscape Under The JOBS Act

04.05.13 | 00:44:55 min | 0 comments