Date: Monday, 02 April 2018
Time: 09:00 AM
Fee: Free
Address: 2401 Utah Ave S, Seattle, WA
Location: The Starbucks Center
Phone: 206-363-9188
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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.


Starbucks Coffee Company
Wells Fargo Bank
King County
Snohomish County
City of Seattle
Sound Transit
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.

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Event Sponsors benefit from prominent exposure to more than 15,000 businesses, individuals, and nonprofit organizations throughout the region. To learn about how GSBA can help you achieve your promotional goals, contact Amy Burdick at (206) 363-9188.