About the Conference
Location: 2020 Virtual Workshops
2021 Details Coming Soon
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
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/
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