If you are a woman veteran or military spouse small business owner, you are invited to showcase your venture during the first day of our V-WISE Conference in Louisville, KY.
V-WISE Louisville SmallBiz Showcase
Friday, August 11th 2017
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST
The Louisville Marriott Downtown
Marriott Ballroom and Foyer
280 West Jefferson Street
Louisville, KY 40202
This one-day event is ideal for the business owner who has launched and is working to take her venture to the next level. This high-impact day will offer 60 women veterans and military spouses the opportunity to showcase their ventures and network in a small business exhibit open to the community. This exclusive event will bring together promising ventures and promote key relationship building.
Check in & Setup:
Marriott Ballroom and Foyer
10:00 AM to 10:45 AM EST
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST
$15 daily rate at The Louisville Marriott Downtown
The SmallBiz Showcase is sponsored by Smart & Sexy, whose brand mission supports women’s charities and organizations with the sale of their high-quality garments. Learn more below.
- What is V-WISE?
Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) is a premier training program in entrepreneurship and small business management open to women veterans and women military spouses/life partners. V-WISE helps participants find their passion and learn the business savvy skills necessary to turn an idea or start-up into a growing venture. Learn more below.
- Can I participate in the SmallBiz Showcase and attend V-WISE?
Women veterans and military spouses who have not yet attended a V-WISE training are eligible to apply to attend V-WISE Louisville. Applications are accepted at www.vwise.orgthrough June 9th or until the class is full. Please note that those who are already graduates of the V-WISE program are not eligible to attend the conference a second time, although program graduates are welcome to exhibit.**Note: V-WISE Louisville also features a business pitch competition – The V-WISE Innovation Cup 2017, powered by Smart Sexy! Learn more at ivmf.syracuse.edu/v-wise-innovation-cup-2017/.
- What is provided to those showcasing their business?
Each exhibitor will be provided with a draped 6-foot table and two chairs. Power will not be provided. Exhibitors will be able to select a box lunch.**Please note floor space will be limited, so please limit displays to your tabletop and the area immediately behind your table.
- What are the available hotel accommodations?
Rooms at the Marriott Louisville Downtown are available at the group rate of $121/night plus tax on a first come first served basis and may be reserved through the V-WISE Program Coordinator, Deanna Parker: (315) 443-8791/ email@example.com.
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ABOUT VETERAN WOMEN IGNITING THE SPIRIT OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP:
Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) is a premier training program in entrepreneurship and small business management operated by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University. It is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the generous philanthropic support of corporate and foundation partners nationwide. V-WISE helps women veterans and female military spouses/partners find their passion and learn the business savvy skills necessary to turn an idea or start-up into a growing venture. Learn more at vwise.org.