Claudia Viek, CEO of CAMEO (California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity), discusses the increased need to create an economic development strategy that supports local, small business; while small businesses do the most to create local jobs and support the local community, benefits and tax incentives are usually disproportionately skewed toward large businesses. She cites some […]
Claudia Viek has been CEO of CAMEO since 2007. She has been a pioneer in both the Micro Enterprise and business incubation fields in California. She is the former Executive Director (14 years) of the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center. Renaissance is an award winning training, financing and business incubation program in San Francisco. Claudia is on the Association for Economic Opportunity board. Claudia served on the Board of the National Business Incubation Association and founded the Pacific Incubation Network of business incubators from Baja to Alaska. Claudia is the past President of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of NAWBO and continues to serve on numerous nonprofit boards in her community.
Claudia recently won three awards: 2013 Top 100 Small Business Influence Champion, Women Impacting Public Policys Policy Award, Women in Business Champion of the Year Award from the Los Angeles Small Business Administration and the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce.