WEC 2021

Utah Women's Entrepreneurial Conference April 21, 2021

We are now taking grant applications for the 2021 event. Check back later for more details. Our planning committee is hard at work preparing for next year’s event.

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About the Conference

Location: 2020 Virtual Workshops
2021 Details Coming Soon

The Women’s Entrepreneurial Conference is a one-day educational conference for Utah women business owners featuring general sessions, breakouts and grant pitching competition. The conference helps women develop skills, access resources and build relationships in order to run more scale-able and profitable businesses. All profit from the annual conference is reinvested back into women-owned businesses through grants to help fund growth.

2020 Theme – Driving Growth: Strategies to Kick Your Business Into Gear

This year will provide a variety of breakout sessions based on different stages of growth. The morning, lunch and afternoon Grant competition sessions are no cost presented by our sponsors Chase Bank, American Express, A+ Garage Doors, Mountain West Small Business Finance, Salt Lake Community College, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program and SCORE. The main sessions will feature presentations on Champions for Your Business, The Power of Positivity and the WEC Grant Final Competition.

Besides the main sessions, the Conference will include Breakout Sessions with panels throughout the Day based on the stage of your business: 0-3 years, 2-5 years and 5 years plus. To join the sessions for one stage, the cost will be $ 25.00 which includes the main open sessions and one vote for the People’s Choice Grant during the afternoon session. If you would like access to more than one stage of the breakout sessions, you can sign up for an additional stage. One name/one email address will be sent links to participate in the stages. All proceeds for the breakout sessions will fund next year’s WEC Grants.

2021 Planned Dates:
November 13th – 2020 WEC Grant Application Orientation – 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. – Virtual Zoom Event

January 31st – Applications Due by 11:59 p.m.

February 22 – Quarter Finalists Announced

March 5th – pitching workshop 9:00-10:30

March 19th – Quarter Final Pitches scheduled from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

March 22nd – Semi Finalists Announced

April 2nd – Semi Finalists Pitches scheduled from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

April 5th – Finalists Announced

April 20th – 4:30 – 6:30 WEC Grant Reception

April 21st – 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Women’s Entrepreneurial Conference Event

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2019 Event News Stories:

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2020 Grant Orientation Events:

November 21st – 2020 WEC Grant Application Orientation – 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce. Register here: https://www.utwng.com/events/wec-grant-orientation/

December 4th – 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 2020 WEC Grant Application Orientation – In Spanish & English – Suazo Business Center

January 7th – 10 a.m. FB Live event – 2020 WEC Grant Application Orientation – WEC FB Page Live Stream

Pitch Presentation Workshop on Friday, February 28th at 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
at the SLCC Miller Campus – Miller Corporate Parntership Center – Building # 5 – Room 102: 9750 S 300 W, Sandy, UT 84070

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