GSBA and Starbucks have partnered to present their second annual LGBT Business Matchmaker.
This event will connect small business owners and corporate and government entities in order to explore opportunities to do business together.
There is no cost to attend, but attendees must register by March 16, 2018.
Small business owners may attend the entire Matchmaker event or just the workshop and luncheon.
PARTICIPATING CORPORATIONS & GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
Starbucks Coffee Company
Wells Fargo Bank
City of Seattle
Washington Department of Enterprise Services
RBC Wealth Management
8:30am - 9:00am | Registration and Starbucks Coffee Experience
9:00am - 9:30am | Welcome and introductions
by James Hing, Manager of Global Sourcing and Supplier Relations, Supplier Diversity for Starbucks Coffee Company
9:30am - 10:15am | A review of the NGLCC toolbox for LGBTBEs with Elise Lindborg, ZippyDogs, and Sam McClure, NGLCC
10:15am – 12:30pm | Shark-Tank-Style Fast Pitch
Five small businesses each have four minutes to pitch their business to corporate and municipality officers.
12:30pm - 1:30pm | Lunch
provided by certified LGBTBE, City Catering Co.
A discussion with LGBT certified business owners and corporate procurement officers about the opportunities certification provides to small businesses.
1:30pm - 6:00pm | Matchmaking
One on one appointments and roundtable meetings between corporate and/or government entities and small businesses.