The Women’s Entrepreneurial Conference is a one-day educational conference for Utah women business owners featuring general sessions, breakouts and a grant pitching competition.

What makes our conference special is our grant competition. The Women’s Entrepreneurial Conference Grant Competition helps Utah women business owners state-wide to access critical funding needed to grow their businesses. Each year we provide 25 grants totaling over $25,000 to a total of 24 quarter, semi-finalist and finalists, each grant ranging from $250-$5,000. But more than the monetary support, we teach our participants how to pitch a business, which is a skill they can use to secure future funding and media attention. 

The conference also provides valuable educational sessions that help attendees develop skills, access resources and build relationships in order to run more scale-able and profitable businesses. The conference is made possible by the generous support of individual and business sponsors, in-kind donations, as well the ticket sales from our attendees. Our planning committed works year round to bring you this event, organized primarily by the Utah Women’s Networking Group, and the Women’s Business Center. All profit from the annual conference is reinvested back into women-owned businesses through grants to help fund growth.

Access our sponsor packages at the links above, or contact us to request more information.

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A Special Thanks to Some of Our Past Sponsors

Our 2020 Sponsors

Thank you to our Grant Sponsors:

$5,000 Chase Bank – Event Sponsor
$2,500 Mountain West SB Finance – Lunch Session Sponsor
$2,500 American Express – Premium Session Sponsor
$2,500 Goldman Sachs 10K SB – Premium Session Sponsor
$2,500 A+ Garage Doors – Grant Sponsorship
$2,500 SCORE – Grant Sponsorship
$1,000 Wells Fargo – Grant Sponsorship
$1,000 Prestman Auto – Grant Sponsorship
$1,000 Salt Lake County – Grant Sponsorship
$1,000 Utah Scale Center – Grant Sponsorship
$500 Tim and Amy Haran – Grant Sponsorship
$250 Salt Lake City Economic Dev – Event Sponosr
$250 Laurie’s Buffalo Chips – Grant Sponsorship
$250 Elle Marketing – Grant Sponsor
$250 Next Level Images – Grant Sponsor

 

Our 2021 Sponsors

Chase
Mountain West Small Business Finance
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program
American Express
Wells Fargo
Utah Scale Center
A Plus Garage Doors
Elle Marketing
Utah Microloan Fund

Our In-Kind Sponsors include:
PCS Creative Services
Mountain West Small Business Finance
Utah Women’s Networking Group
Women’s Business Center of Utah

And thank you to our panelists today!

Cottonwood Heights Bus Assoc – Promotional Partner
Navu Fanaika
Deb Bilbao
Peri Kinder – Keynote Speaker
Jordan Carroll – Judge – Salt Lake County Econ Dev
Dina Blaes – Presenting Grant – SLC Econ Dev
Eric Biggart – Salt Lake County Econ Dev
Ruedigar Matthes – Salt Lake County Econ Dev

 

A Special Thanks to Our 2019 Sponsors

Thank you to our Grant Sponsors:

$ 1,250 Sponsors – CommGap & WCF Insurance

$ 1,000 Sponsors – Prestman Auto – Sapa – Utah Scale Center – Wells Fargo

$ 750 Sponsors – Advanced Business Consulting

$ 500 Sponsors – Ameriprise – Utah Women’s Networking Group

$ 250 Sponsors – Bear-O Care – Elle Marketing – Laurie’s Gourmet Buffalo Chips – SCORE – SLICE

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Utah Women's Networking Group logo
A Plus Garage Doors
SCORE Utah
Utah Scale Center
Prestman Auto
Next Level Consulting
Wells Fargo
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Salt Lake County
Laurie's Buffalo Gourmet

About the Conference

April 20 2022 - Location TBA

We will announce the location and agenda of our event in the coming weeks. Stay Tuned!

Registration Opens March 2022