GSBA and Starbucks have partnered to present their second annual LGBT Business Matchmaker.
This event will connect certified small businesses and corporate and government entities in order to explore opportunities to do business together.
Registration for this event has closed! For questions please contact Ilona Lohrey at IlonaL@thegsba.org or call our office 206.363.9188
PARTICIPATING CORPORATIONS & GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
Starbucks Coffee Company
Wells Fargo Bank
City of Seattle
Washington Department of Enterprise Services
RBC Wealth Management
University of Washington
Seattle City Light
8:30am - 9:00am | Registration and Starbucks Coffee Tasting
9:00am - 10:00am | Welcome and introductions
by James Hing, Manager of Global Sourcing and Supplier Relations, Supplier Diversity for Starbucks Coffee Company
10:00am - 10:45am | A review of the NGLCC toolbox for LGBTBEs with Elise Lindborg, ZippyDogs
10:45am - 11:00am | Break
11:00am – 12:30pm | Shark-Tank-Style Fast Pitch
Six small businesses each have five minutes to pitch their business to corporate and municipality officers.
12:30pm - 1:30pm | Lunch
provided by certified LGBTBE, City Catering Co.
1:30pm - 4:00pm | Matchmaking
A discussion with LGBT certified business owners and corporate procurement officers about the opportunities certification provides to small businesses.
One on one appointments and roundtable meetings between corporate and/or government entities and small businesses.