Main Events

Small Business Lenders Awards Luncheon

Date:  April 30, 2018

SBA Annual Awards Luncheon and SBA Exhibit Gala

Date: May 3, 2018

2017 Calendar of Events (Printable)

Mercado de Ideas


The Mercado de Ideas event has been designed to provide Hispanic businesses and entrepreneurs with the opportunity to receive funding for business ventures. Participants will utilize professional skills to make a pitch, promote their product and secure funders. Each investor will make their own judgement on which project to invest in and make a selection based on each participant’s business plan, pitch and overall business concept. 

Qualifications for Participants


1. Must be Hispanic-owned business 

2. Accept agreed upon terms and conditions 

3. Submit a business plan

4. Have 5 minutes pitch prepared 

5. Submit complete application. 

Important Dates


February 23: Applications Due.
March 2: Business Plan Due.
March 2 – May 1: Investors will review applications and schedule follow up interviews.
May 4: Mercado de Ideas / Market of Ideas event

Pitch & Business Plan Assistance Sessions


February 15: Informational Session for Mercado de Ideas
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Place: St. Blues

2017 SBWEM Main Events

2017 Lenders Awards Luncheon

2017 SBA Awards Luncheon.

2018 Calendar of Events

Events for 2018 are still being finalized. A calendar will be available by March 2018.

No upcoming events.