Register for the Summit
Local minority- and women-owned companies are invited to attend this event for free networking and professional development alongside community groups and organizations that are committed to supporting small businesses. Enjoy an expo with resources for small businesses, learning opportunities through presentations and panel discussions, the chance to be inspired by others and more. Plus, watch an exciting pitch competition where Hy-Vee will award $50,000 to small businesses! Registrations taken up until the day of the summit. Walk-ins are welcomed!
Thursday, June 1, 2023
7:30 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.
Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center - Madison Ballroom
1 John Nolen Dr., Madison, WI 53703
Click here to view directions and parking.
A complimentary lunch and breakfast is included with registration.
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
8:30 - 8:45 a.m.
Pitch Competition, Round 1: Food & Beverage
8:45 - 9:45 a.m.
Panel 1: Shelf-Talk
9:45 - 10:45 a.m.
- Sara Sabniviss, Owner, Flavor Temptations
- Marshall Hooyman, National Sales Manager, Eillien’s Candies
- Jim Carney, RVP, Hy-Vee, Inc.
10:45 - 11:30 a.m.
Pitch Competition, Round 2: Technology & Innovation
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Keynote Speaker: Maggie Brickerman, Partner, gener8tor
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
1:30 - 2:15 p.m.
Pitch Competition, Round 3: Health/Wellness/Beauty
2:15 - 3:15 p.m.
Panel 2: Boosting Your Business Marketing
3:15 - 4:15 p.m.
- Myra McNair, Owner, Anesis Therapy
- Shalicia Johnson, Owner, ArrowStar Photography
- Corey Whitmore, Owner, Media22, LLC
4:15 - 4:30 p.m.
Winners Announced and Conclude