Conferences & Events
*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some events being shared at this moment are strictly virtual.
MYCA Learning: Online course- Gender inclusivity in the workplace
#SMDayPHL 2022 ( Social Media Day)
June 30, 2022 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
#SMDayPHL conference is back! This year’s parallel conference will have both in-person and virtual options for attendees. No matter how you join us, your day will be packed with talks and workshops from the best thought leaders and experts in the industry.
- In-person conference will be hosted at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia
- Virtual conference will be hosted via YouTube
- Social Media Stars awards ceremony will be hosted after the #SMDayPHL 2022 conference at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia
Grants, Scholarships & Programs
Google Career Certificates 100 Million Dollar Scholarship
The PWNC Foundation, Inc are honored to collaborate with Grow with Google on this 100 million dollar project to make a change in the economy and people’s lives. The Google Career Certificate program is a program that offers awardees the opportunity to complete a six month program with no experience in the technology fields listed above. Once the program is completed, graduates will have the opportunity to apply to Google or one of their 150 businesses consortium for possible employment.
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Application window is June 1-14
Comcast is providing another $1 million in grants to small businesses owned by women and people of color, including Black, Indigenous, Hispanic, and Asian American owners, as part of our Comcast RISE Investment Fund initiative. Comcast RISE launched in late 2020 to provide these small businesses with the resources they need to navigate the challenges of the pandemic. This round of the Investment Fund will grant $10,000 each to 100 small businesses in the City of Philadelphia. The application window is June 1-14, and the grants will be awarded in July. This is an extension of the current RISE program, which provides these businesses the opportunity to apply for marketing and technology services from Comcast Business and Effectv. Small businesses are the backbone of our community, and it is our hope that these grants will help them not only grow but thrive.
The next Cohort runs from July–December 2022
The U.S. Small Business Administration’s T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined program assists small business owners in growing their business, creating jobs, and strengthening their communities. This innovative program is an intense 6-month course that includes in-person, self-paced, instruction, mentoring, and class room time. Providing small businesses the opportunity to work with experienced professionals at no financial cost.
Philadelphia headhunter Judith von Seldeneck is partnering with Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Pennsylvania’s state-backed investment firm focused on early-stage companies around Philadelphia, to seed a new $2 million fund for female entrepreneurs. The fund will begin accepting applications starting on Jan. 3.
Uber Eats & Visa – Grants for Growth
Uber Eats and Visa are introducing Grants for Growth, a new grant program that provides $1 million in grants to small businesses that have been impacted by COVID, hurricanes, natural disasters and other unexpected events. Through the program, we’ll provide $10,000 grants to 100 Uber Eats member restaurants in need in ten key markets: Boston, Philadelphia, Bay Area, NYC Metro/New Jersey, Los Angeles, Miami, Washington DC, Chicago, Atlanta and Detroit. LISC will administer the selection and distribution of grants.
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Business Opportunities & RFPs
City of Philadelphia’s Rebuild Emerging Vendors Program (EVP)
The City of Philadelphia’s Rebuild Initiative Emerging Vendors Program for businesses located in Philadelphia. Firms accepted into the EVP will be eligible to participate as Emerging Vendors (EVs) and be counted toward an Economic Opportunity Plan (EOP) related diversity goals while receiving the back-end support and technical assistance needed to become a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Woman Business Enterprise (WBE), or Disabled Small Business Enterprise (DSBE) certified with a recognized third-party certifying agency.
Bid Opportunity: HVAC work in Pennsylvania| PennBid
The Redevelopment Authority of the City of Pittston, PA is seeking bids for HVAC unit replacements and would like to invite any firms you may be associated with to bid. MBE/WBE and Section 3 businesses are encouraged to respond. Please see the attached advertisement for bids, please forward on to any members who may be interested.
CHASE for Business Curated Coaching for Entrepreneurs
Select your individual coaching session
With Curated Coaching for Entrepreneurs, you’ll get free, one-on-one business coaching and actionable insights to help accelerate your business’s potential.
Meet with expert consultants on your schedule, with educational resources curated for your business. You’ll walk away with a personalized game plan and the strategic tools you need to grow your business on your terms.
Select your date/time here
- 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.
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