Date: Monday, 02 April 2018
Time: 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Fee: Free
Address: 2401 Utah Ave S, Seattle, WA
Location: The Starbucks Center
Phone: 206-363-9188
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GSBA and Starbucks have partnered to present their second annual LGBT Business Matchmaker.
 This event will connect certified small businesses and corporate and government entities in order to explore opportunities to do business together.


Registration for this event has closed! For questions please contact Ilona Lohrey at or call our office 206.363.9188


Starbucks Coffee Company
Wells Fargo Bank
King County
Snohomish County
City of Seattle
Sound Transit
Washington Department of Enterprise Services
RBC Wealth Management
University of Washington
Seattle City Light


8:30am - 9:00am | Registration and Starbucks Coffee Tasting

9:00am - 10:00am | Welcome and introductions by James Hing, Manager of Global Sourcing and Supplier Relations, Supplier Diversity for Starbucks Coffee Company

10:00am - 10:45am | A review of the NGLCC toolbox for LGBTBEs with Elise Lindborg, ZippyDogs

10:45am - 11:00am | Break

11:00am – 12:30pm | Shark-Tank-Style Fast Pitch
Six small businesses each have five minutes to pitch their business to corporate and municipality officers.

12:30pm - 1:30pm | Lunch provided by certified LGBTBE, City Catering Co.

1:30pm - 4:00pm | Matchmaking
A discussion with LGBT certified business owners and corporate procurement officers about the opportunities certification provides to small businesses.
One on one appointments and roundtable meetings between corporate and/or government entities and small businesses.

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Event Sponsors benefit from prominent exposure to more than 15,000 businesses, individuals, and nonprofit organizations throughout the region. To learn about how GSBA can help you achieve your promotional goals, contact Amy Burdick at (206) 363-9188.

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