Omaha, Nebraska – Update: Deadline Extended to May 15
The Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC), Greater Omaha Chamber REACH, and the Rotary Club of Omaha West are pleased to announce this year's Minority Small Business Summit will include a new pitch competition, providing minority-owned small businesses the opportunity to win significant funds to be used for the growth or scale of their operation.
Now in its second year, the 2022 Minority Small Business Summit is a chance for small business owners and entrepreneurs to strategize and grow at a day-long event. Attendees will have the opportunity to network, participate in educational sessions, and connect to community resources. The event will take place on June 23 at Seventy Five North - The Highlander.
New to the summit this year, the Minority Small Business Summit Pitch Competition is geared to established business owners seeking funding to branch into a new area, invest in additional marketing, or other ways to bring their business to the next level. This competition is not intended for start-up funding.
Five finalists will be selected to compete on June 23, 2022, at the Minority Small Business Summit. In addition, they will attend a practice run on June 17, 2022, where they will be given feedback and have the opportunity to refine their pitch.
"We are excited to be able to offer this new component to our second year of the summit," said Tony Schultz, center director for the Omaha Small Business Development Center at NBDC. "The pitch competition is an opportunity for five businesses to receive the funding they need to accelerate their growth. We're looking forward to hearing the great ideas they bring."
- First place: $10,000
- Second place: $5,000
- Third-Fifth place: $1,000
Applications are now available for download below and are due on May 15, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional details about the 2022 Minority Small Business Summit, including registration information and the day's agenda, will be released at a later date.
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The Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) helps Nebraska businesses start, grow and develop, by strengthening Nebraska businesses for a healthy economy and prosperous communities. NBDC is a University of Nebraska at Omaha center that provides confidential consulting business development services across Nebraska to entrepreneurs and business owners for the life cycle of their business. NBDC partners with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska at Kearney, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Wayne State College, and Chadron State College to deliver its services statewide. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), the U.S. Department of Commerce (EDA), and other federal, state and private organizations support NBDC. Visit nbdc.unomaha.edu for more information.
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