n today’s competitive economy leveraging your LGBTBE certification is key. How do you get noticed, contracts or build relationships with Supplier Diversity Managers at major corporations?
The Gulf South LGBT Chamber’s Educational Procurement Spotlight will allow members to talk and learn from one of the Chamber’s largest sponsor for best practices in the proposal process, gaining new contracts and retaining existing contracts. Learn from Cox Communications’ procurement team, including:
Jenny Williams – Director, Procure-to-Pay
Chelsea Slaughter - Manager, Vendor Management
Michael Glorioso – Senior Manager Business Process & Supplier Diversity Lead for Southeast Region
In addition, opportunity provided to participate in the Shark Tank Contest. All Gulf South LGBT Chamber members, as well as LGBT-owned businesses are eligible to compete (click the links below for the Shark Tank Pitch Guidelines and Application).
Shark Tank Pitch Guidelines
Register on-line and complete a brief application. All applications must be completed/submitted by Friday, May 1st.
Top 5 applicants will be selected by the Chamber and Cox Communications to present their pitch during the event on Thursday, May 21st.
Pitches cannot exceed 5 minutes. Finalists are expected to deliver approximately five minutes’ worth of content.
Each pitch will be followed by a five-minute question/answer session with the judges (from Cox Communications), who will ask questions or clarification regarding the pitch.
All pitches will be judged on four criteria: innovative idea, passion for their business plan, demonstration of competitive advantage, and response to the judge’s questions.
Location: To be Determined Venue location will be updated 60 days prior to event date
Date: Thursday May 21st
Time: 5:30p -8:00p
Registration & Networking: 5:30p - 6:15p
Biz Pitch: 6:15p - 8:00p
Event is sponsored by Cox Communications in partnership with the Gulf South LGBT Chamber & open to all LGBT's with an entrepreneurial spirit. Event is free to members & corporate sponsors of the Chamber and $10 for non-members.