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Hy-Vee OpportUNITY Inclusive Business Summit – Kansas City

Tuesday, September 27 @ 7:30 am - 4:30 pm • Organized By Hy-Vee
1 Arrowhead Dr, Kansas City, Missouri 64129


If you represent a minority- or woman-owned business across greater Kansas City or surrounding states, attend the Hy-Vee OpportUNITY Inclusive Business Summit on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, for a full-day of networking and professional development at NO COST! Attendees will enjoy an expo that offers resources for small businesses, learning opportunities through presentations and panel discussions, the chance to be inspired by others and more. Plus, scenic views of Chiefs Kingdom are guaranteed!
Interested in winning up to $30,000 for your business?
By Sept. 1, 2022, submit a free application for the chance to participate in a pitch competition during the summit! Selected businesses will be invited to present their products or services in one of three pitch categories to a panel of judges. One grand prize winner will earn $30,000 plus one winner from each pitch category will win $5,000. Additional cash investments will be awarded and select finalists may be invited to participate in a roundtable meeting with Hy-Vee following the summit. In total, Hy-Vee will award $50,000 to minority- and women-owned businesses as part of its continued commitment to advancing small businesses.
Register to attend the summit for FREE or submit a FREE application for the chance to pitch during the summit:
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GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium
1 Arrowhead Dr
Kansas City, Missouri 64129
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