Welcome to the 2017 Small Business Matters Entrepreneurship Summit. This year's event will be held in St. Louis, Missouri on Saturday July 29th from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch presented by Wells Fargo! We are excited that you are interested in attending our 7th Annual Summit as we have a lot in store for you!

The day will be comprised of three sets of concurrent workshops around the themes of Money, Marketing, and Management segmented in tracks based upon the stage of business. The tracks will be Start-Up/Pre-Venture, Growth, and Accelerated. Session topics will include: Access to Capital, Are you Ready to Become a Corporate Supplier?, Perfecting Your Pitch, Small Business Success Stories and many more! You do not want to miss out on the opportunity to learn from and network with industry leaders and successful entrepreneurs. There will also be an Empowerment Room where attendees can meet public and private sector representatives to learn about services that can help their business grow. The event draws 300 plus attendees every year who will have the opportunity to network with industry leaders to leverage their knowledge and expertise.

Another exciting component of the Summit will be our Business Pitch Competition to be held at our luncheon in the afternoon. The Pitch Competition allows ten new and existing business owners the opportunity to pitch their product or service to a panel of judges. Three finalists will win up to $10,000 in financing and other training opportunities that will enhance their business! However, in order to enter the pitch competition, registration for the Small Business Matters Summit is required. You will receive instructions on how to enter the Pitch Competition within the confirmation e-mail.

The registration will be FREE (which includes the Networking Breakfast, Workshops, and  Luncheon/Pitch Competition Ticket). Space is limited so register TODAY!


Register to pitch your business at the St. Louis Casting Call for ABC’s Shark Tank at the Small Business Matters Summit during the National Urban League Conference on July 29, 2017. 
We look forward to seeing you in St. Louis. We know it will be a rewarding experience!