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Welcome to this year's 

Program and Event Details

Open For Business


8:30 AM      Resource Expo Opens

9:30 AM      Welcome Remarks

9:45 AM      Economic Opportunity Grants

10:00 AM    Panel 1A

10:50 AM    Panel 1B

11:30 AM     Keynote Remarks

12:00 PM    Panel 2

1:00 PM      Panel 3

2:00 PM     Resource Expo Closes

Panel 1A

Take your business to the next level with free business resources

Discover existing resources in the LA region and how you can use them to grow your business. This panel will feature experts and also showcase business owners that were able to transform their business through existing resources.

Business Plan
Online Shop Business Partners

Panel 1B

Meet the Businesses

Learn from other business owners and how they were able to take advantage of existing free resources and support network to build and grow their business.

Keynote Remarks


Mayor Karen Bass

Mayor of Los Angeles City

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Gregg Sherkin

Senior Vice President, Philanthropy and Community Impact, California,

Wells Fargo

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Kelly LoBianco


Los Angeles County Department of Economic Opportunity


Carolyn Hull

General Manager,

Los Angeles City Economic and Workforce Development Department

Panel 2

Access capital for different stages of your business

Get to know leading capital providers in the region. Learn which option works best for your business , what to look for when searching for capital, and the strategies that keep your business in optimal financial health.

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Signing a Contract

Panel 3

Beyond Procurement 101

Get advice from leading experts in the field that will help you pursue government contracts and subcontracts. Learn about strategies that work and the common mistakes bidders make.

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