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Conferences & Events

Bank of America Cornell Partner Class – Certificate in Women’s Entrepreneurship

January 15 – March 25

The Bank of America Institute for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Cornell provides women entrepreneurs with the practical educational resources to build, manage, and scale a successful business.

In this series of six online courses authored by faculty of Cornell University, students will identify critical skills in entrepreneurial leadership, communication, and relationship management, and will find ways to carry out effective customer discovery, lay the right legal building blocks for a venture, seek appropriate financing, and create a product development strategy. Throughout the program, students will identify both opportunities and vulnerabilities in key areas of their venture and walk away with action plans for increasing their chances.

It is first come/first served and enrollment is limited! 

Register Now!


Goldman Sachs Welcome Reception

January 16, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Philadelphia, PA

You are invited to the welcome reception for the 10,000 Small Businesses Cohort 21 scholars!

RSVP to or 267-299-5900


Techstars Startup Weekend Latinx

January 24 – 26, 2020
Philadelphia, PA

Have you ever had an idea or a problem you’d like to solve but didn’t know where to start or who to start with? Then Techstars Startup Weekend is for you! We should, and that’s why we want to inspire more Latinx entrepreneurs in Philly! Allies are also welcomed to come build with us!

You’ll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend, you’ll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer.

Your ticket includes:

  • 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
  • Benefits and discounts from our global partners
  • One-on-one time with amazing mentors
  • A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
  • All the internet, snacks, and coffee you can consume.
  • SWAG!
  • The opportunity to win prizes

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Philly Bootstrappers Breakfast

January 28, 8am
Philadelphia, PA

Bootstrappers Breakfasts® meetings are for founders of early stage companies. It is a chance to meet with peers and compare notes on operational, development, and business issues. These mastermind-style breakfasts were designed for entrepreneurs to share ideas and leverage thoughts with other folks who are serious about growing their business.

  • Compare Notes
  • Exchange Ideas
  • Learn from Others’ Mistakes
  • Brainstorm with Peers
  • Find Partners
  • Small Group Atmosphere
  • Serious Conversation

We typically meet the 4th Tuesday each month and do a special event every Philly Tech Week.

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Super Networking Event

January 30,6-8pm
Philadelphia, PA

Your 2020 gets a jump start at the January 30 NAWBO Philadelphia Signature Event co-hosted with The Walnut Club—New Year, New Connections Super Networking!

Come out to Chima Steakhouse at 1901 John F Kennedy Blvd in Philadelphia 6-8pm. This one is all about NETWORKING and having a great evening.

Your registration includes one free drink ticket, appetizers and a bonus Buy One/Get One Dinner Coupon for Chima, good for one year–you can even use it the same night as the event!

This event is open to members and non-members!

Looking for a way to promote your business? Check out the sponsorships available for this event!

Questions about the event? Contact Bridget Schalki (

Register by December 31 and save $5.

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Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Call for Applications

Application Deadline: February 4, 2020
Cohort 22 Classes start: May 13, 2020
Philadelphia, PA

Stop fighting fires and banging your head against the wall as you manage your business!

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is designed for business owners who have a business poised for growth! It is an educational program that drives business growth, increases job creation and drives the business owner to work strategically on their business and not work “in” their business.  The curriculum designed by Babson College of Boston, goes beyond the basic concepts that many small business courses present and concentrates on a much deeper level of business strategy execution and growth.

It is a 13-week course, spread over three months, where over 504 businesses have graduated. If you gain acceptance, you are provided a free scholarship from the Goldman Sachs Foundation!

Call 267-299-5900 for information and Outreach Presentation 

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Stand and Deliver: A Presentation, Public Speaking & Story Skills Workshop

February 21, 8-12:30pm
Philadelphia, PA

Stand and Deliver is a presentation, public speaking and story skills workshop that teaches you how to develop a strategic story, how to use it to support your message and presentation, and how to actually tell it.

There are break-out sessions and individualized feedback which culminate in the opportunity to stand and deliver your story in front of the group.

**The workshop is limited to 15 participants to allow time for coaching and feedback. Presentations that you want to review in the workshop need to be submitted by January 30th.

For more information, visit here or contact

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Business Opportunities

Contracting Opportunities with the City of Philadelphia

Several opportunities are available with the City of Philadelphia. Notable opportunities include Construction Management services for the renovation of the 15th Police District, consulting for the Sanitation Division’s Northeast Incinerator Building Rehabilitation Project and procurement and reproduction support for the Law Department.  All opportunities within the city’s eContract system are available here.



Posting Guidelines

Our business is to get you business – the right supplier for our Corporate Partners, access to bids and RFPs for our WBEs. 

We welcome Procurement Opportunity postings on this page in accordance with the following guidelines:

  • Posts are accepted for procurement opportunities from Supplier Diversity Corporate/Council Members in good standing.
  • Posts are accepted for procurement opportunities for WBE-to-WBE spend by WBEs in good standing.
  • A brief three-line description of the opportunity; a link to the opportunity posted on line; an identified point-of-contact with name, e-mail and phone number; and dates of opportunity may be e-mailed to Colleen LaCoss, Education & Outreach Manager,
  • The description and link will be added within four business days of receipt.
  • Please note:  This is a public website and public page.  WBEC-East cannot guarantee that respondents are WBENC-certified WBEs.