About the 2024 BIPOC Business Expo

3rd Annual BIPOC Business Expo
Theme: Setting up your business for success
Date: Thursday June 13, 2024
Time: 3pm to 7pm CST
Events Location: 1256 Penn Ave. N, Suite Suite 5100 & 4800 Minneapolis, MN 55411
● Resource Center Location: Suite 5100
● Awards Ceremony Location: Suite 4800

This year’s expo; under the theme “Setting up your business for success” will feature The BIPOC Business Resource Center and The First BIPOC
Business Awards. The resource center will feature governmental, public and private entities that are intentional and committed to providing
resources aimed at empowering BIPOC business owners to set up their business for success. These resources include business planning, marketing,
finance, access to capital, legal, Technology and so much more! This is an opportunity for business owners to meet with stakeholders in person, learn
about the products and services they offer and establish meaningful connections. During the awards, eligible business owners will have the
chance to participate in a raffle drawing and the opportunity to win a cash prize of at least $3,000.

Activities happening during the day of the Expo are:
The BIPOC Business Resource Center: The resource center is an exhibit of government, public and private entities that are intentional about providing resources to BIPOC businesses that will empower these business owners to set up their business for success. These resources include business planning, marketing,
finance, access to capital, legal, Technology and so much more! This is an opportunity for business owners to meet with stakeholders in person, gain insights into the products and services they offer and establish meaningful connections. The First BIPOC Business Awards: BIPOC business owners will get an
opportunity to enter in our inaugural raffle drawing offering a chance at winning a cash prize of at least $3,000. To enter the competition, eligible businesses must adhere to the following criteria:

● Complete the awards entry form –ENTRY IS CLOSED
● Must have registered as a business prior to Jan 31, 2023
● Must complete the Federal Department of Treasury BOI report  at the time of entry
● Must attend one 90 minute, in-person access-to- capital preparation course offered by IFRI-TRVY prior to the expo. There
will be three courses offered prior to the expo. These courses are designed to help business owners understand the lending
process and assess their loan readiness
● Businesses must have in-person representation at the expo to qualify for the prize

2024 BIPOC Business Expo Agenda
● Doors Open: 3:00 pm
● Business Resource Center: 3:00 pm to 5: 30 pm
● BIPOC Business Awards: 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
○ 5:45pm to 6:15 pm: “Getting down to business”. An open Q&A session with business experts serving as panelist
○ 6:15 pm to 6:30pm: Raffle winners announced
○ 6:30 pm to 7:00pm: Network & Connect
● Doors Close: 7:00 pm

For more information, contact [email protected]

Ticket sales start on March 15, 2024 at 12am:  Get Expo Ticket

Sponsorship Summary: The following benefits will be provide to our sponsors depending on sponsorship levels: