Claudia Viek
Panelist, On Small Business

Claudia Viek is executive director for the California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity (CAMEO), a statewide network of organizations and individuals committed to promoting economic opportunity and community well-being through entrepreneurial training programs and microloans. She is a pioneer in both the micro enterprise and business incubation movement in California. Ms. Viek founded the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center in San Francisco in 1987 and served for 14 years as its executive director. Renaissance is an award-winning training, technical assistance and business incubation program. Claudia also founded the Pacific Incubation Network of business incubators from Baja to Alaska.

Claudia is a board member of the California Economic Development Lending Initiative (CEDLI), is a past president of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of National Association of Women Business Owners and has served on numerous nonprofit boards.