WEC 2021

Utah Women's Entrepreneurial Conference April 21, 2021

Thank you to all of our applicants for this year’s grant competition. We are so excited to hear our 5 finalists pitch their businesses at today’s event. Thank you to everyone who helps make this event possible. Your contributions make a difference in the lives of so many women business owners.

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About the Conference

Location: 2021 Virtual Workshops
Awards will be given in person, pending pandemic guidelines

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.
This year’s theme, Measuring and Sustaining the Health & Wellness of You and Your Business will provide a variety of breakout sessions to inspire entrepreneurs in any stage of business. The morning and afternoon Grant competition sessions are no cost presented by our sponsors Chase Bank, American Express, Mountain West Small Business Finance and the Salt Lake Community College Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program. The main sessions will feature presentations on the Importance of Continued Learning (morning), Understanding the Generations to Promote Cultural Wellness (lunch) and the WEC Grant Final Competition (afternoon).

Besides the main sessions, the Conference will include Breakout Sessions with panels throughout the Day hosted by the WBC in Zoom rooms. Last year we had fun break activities like chair yoga and music. Costs: All Day Early Bird Tickets: $ 29.00/person; $ 39.00/person All Day Registration; Last Minute Louie Tickets: $ 49.00/person – includes all main sessions and one vote for the People’s Choice Grant during the Grant Competition; $ 19.00/person for Lunch Time Presentation only. All proceeds for the breakout sessions will fund next year’s WEC Grants.
A google form will be sent to individuals to confirm which breakout sessions they would like to attend. The link for the conference will be sent to registrants the day prior to the Conference. We will do our best to manage the webinar technology but ask that all participants become familiar with the webinar tools prior to the event. There will not be any on hand technical support.

2021 Planned Dates:

January 31st WEC Grant Application Deadline

February 22nd, Quarter Finalists Announced

March 5th, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m | Pitching Workshop

March 19th, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. | Quarter Finals Pitches

March 22nd, Semifinalists Announced

April 2nd, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m | Semi-Finals Pitches

April 5th, Finalists Announced

April 20th, 4:30p.m. – 6:30p.m. | WEC Grant Reception

April 21st, 8:00a.m. – 4:30.p.m | Women’s Entrepreneurial Conference & Grant Competition Final Pitches & Award

News Stories:

ABC4 News – GMU

2019 Event News Stories:

ABC4 News
Salt Lake Tribune

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