WEC 2021

Utah Women's Entrepreneurial Conference April 21, 2021

Thank you to all of our applicants for this year’s grant competition. We have our first round of 24 businesses to move to the Quarter Finals, congratualtions. Check back later for more details. Our planning committee is hard at work preparing for the main event.

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.

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

Each year we provide a variety of breakout sessions for our attendees to choose from. The morning, lunch and afternoon Grant competition sessions are no cost presented by our sponsors. The main sessions will feature presentations from great speakers, and wrap up with the WEC Grant Final Competition.

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. 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. Please come learn new things and support woman owned businesses in our state.

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

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