Vote CT Business Matchmaker
University of Hartford
Entrepreneurial Center & Women's Business Center
Hartford & East Hartford
Describe your event (<500 characters)
The CT Business Matchmaker annual event provides a one-day venue for small businesses to identify potential partnerships with companies and agencies that subcontract services and supplies. Connections are made quickly during a series of 10-minute one-on-one interviews. The 2020 event is coming May 28!
What are the coolest, most popular features of your event? (<500 characters)
The format offers a "speed-dating" experience for small businesses to find potential contracting opportunities and for large companies/agencies to diversify their contractor lists.
What impact did your event make is 2019? (<500 characters)
Over 150 small businesses met with 40 companies and agencies to create connections. Of the small business attendees, 35% were minority-owned, 42%were women-owned, and 10% veteran-owned.
What people are saying about CT Business Matchmaker ...
10th annual event - over 300 participants in a one-day program to bring large and small businesses together. Speed-dating format to enable small, disadvantaged companies to meet with larger firms looking to diversify their vendor base. Fred Wergeles