The Veteran Women's Enterprise Center (VWEC) is a national initiative launching in southern Dallas, its soft opening events are in collaboration with the DFW National Veterans Small Business Week Conference series. This Veteran Entrepreneur focused facility is designed to provide a touch point, for the massive national growth of Veteran Women Entrepreneurs; and although the Center's target population is female Veterans, most of its programming is open to all Veteran entrepreneurs and the general business community.
The VWEC invites you to spend the day with us at one or both of our signature soft opening events!
The VWEC will kick-off the morning with Brunch with the Buyers, a unique opportunity for Veteran specific businesses to connect with organizations across the DFW area interested in purchasing their products and services. Join us and our partners the City of Dallas, Office of Business Diversity; SBA; VBOC & PEG all committed to supporting Veteran business success.
Registration: 10:30 - 11:00AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks: 11:00AM - 11:10AM
Fireside Chat: 11:10 - 11:50AM
Connect with procurement officers about the value and importance of engaging a diverse small business community. Our guests include:
Ed Wooten | Executive Director, Procurement Services, Dallas Independent School District
Hattie Williams, Small Business Specialist, US Department of Veterans Affairs
Brunch Keynote - Sharon Douglas, President/Owner, Potere Construction LLC 12:15- 12:45PM
Potere means POWER! And attendees can anticipate a powerful presentation, as Sharon Douglas shares her journey as a successful construction contractor. Learn from one of the best in the industry about viable contracts and how you can prepare your business to take advantage of these opportunities.
Buyers Table Talks: 1:00PM - 2:20PM
Engage in an intimate round of Table Talks with actual buyers, sharing best practices for engagement and strategies for building long term revenue generating relationships. Confirmed Buyers include:
- Dallas ISD
- City of Dallas
- Parkland Hospital
- U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency