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About the 2023 BIPOC Business Expo

This year’s Expo under the theme, “Changing the Mindset for Prosperity” will be held Saturday June, 10th 2023 from 12:00pm – 6:00pm at the East Side Neighborhood Center ( 700 NE 2nd St. , Minneapolis, MN 55413).

The Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Business Expo is unique to the Midwest as it is intended to intentionally  highlight minority and people of color owned businesses. Looking closely at these entrepreneurs, their life stories,  motivation, and  how they balance between managing their families and running their businesses at the same time while planning for sustainability and growth. The event will feature entrepreneurs exhibiting their product and services, business resource hall, food vendors, the first BIPOC appetizer taste off competition, entertainment and business education/networking workshops powered  by the “BIPOC Business Clinic”. The BIPOC Business Expo was created to bridge the disparities gap that BIPOC businesses face while bringing awareness to products and services these businesses offer. 

Activities at the Expo include:

  • Business vendors showcasing their goods, services, and food. 
  • The business resource exhibit hall.  The resource exhibit hall will feature organizations and individuals that offer resources to BIPOC businesses. These resources include business planning, marketing, finance, access to capital, legal and so much more!!!
  • The first BIPOC Appetizer Taste-Off competition. Food and restaurants vendors will get a chance to compete in an appetizer taste off to have a chance at winning a cash prize.  1st place= $1,500, 2nd place =$1,000 and 3rd place =$500.
  • Business education/networking workshops powered  by the “BIPOC Business Clinic”. 
  • A private meet and greet networking event will be held on Friday June 9, 2023 for all vendors, partners and stakeholders hosted in partnership with MEDA 

 Learn more about the 2022 expo here: Read More…

                                                        2ND BIPOC Business Expo Agenda

Doors Open at: 12:00 pm

Business 201 Workshop presented by Chase Bank: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Building Business Credit presented by US Bank: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Appetizer Taste-off : 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (winners announced at 3:30 pm)

BIPOC Business Clinic Speed Networking Workshop: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Doors Close at: 6:00 pm

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