Date: Monday, 09 March 2020
Time: 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Fee: Free
Address: 400 E. Pine St., Seattle, WA
Location: GSBA HQ
Phone: 206-363-9188
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With an abundance of caution for our community, staff, and volunteers in light of COVID-19's presence in King County, this event has been postponed until further notice. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Build your platform for April 6's LGBTQ Business Matchmaker during this unique workshop, designed to help you successfully pitch your business. Attendees will learn:

  • Steps to effectively pitch your business idea to potential investors, media, customers, and partners.
  • Tips to be more successful when sharing your vision for how your product or service benefits customers.
  • Three must-haves to tell the story of your business: the Business Plan, the Pitch Deck, and the Elevator Speech.
2018BIZEMPOWER_ROBY_HEADSHOT_145x135Roby Schapira Small Business Leader, Sr. Vice President National Field Initiatives Wells Fargo & Company

Roby Schapira is Wells Fargo’s Small Business Leader for National Field Initiatives. In this role, Schapira leads programs that build their bankers skills and focus on serving small business customers. 

A 20-year Wells Fargo veteran, Schapira has been in his current role since 2012 and began his career in 1998 as a part-time teller in Scottsdale, Arizona. Schapira holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Arizona, and in 2013 graduated from the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington. 

He is the member of the Corporate Advisory Board for the Greater Seattle Business Association, and past president of the Albuquerque Public Schools Education Foundation. Schapira is an accomplished speaker and has presented on small business topics at financial industry forums, local and national media outlets, and nonprofit organizations. 

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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.

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