Business Builder
Construction & Manufacturing
April 28, 2021

A virtual one-on-one matchmaking event
for small and large businesses
in the Los Angeles 5-County region

Presented by

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Business Builder is a
Los Angeles Initiative for Inclusive Small Business event, led by:
JPMorgan Chase & Co., Concerned Capital, Lendistry, The Center by Lendistry, Next Street, Community Allies, LA County, City of LA, OneLA, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Los Angeles Business Council

ABOUT BUSINESS BUILDER

Business Builder is a virtual one-on-one matchmaking event designed to strengthen the Los Angeles 5-county regional economy by connecting small minority-, women-, and disabled veteran-owned small business subcontractors to prime contractors and procurement opportunities.

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Sub Contractors

Register early to claim one of the limited Matchmaking spots. Meet Primes one-on-one to pitch your business in the Matchmaking sessions, or interact with them on the virtual Exhibit Hall floor.  Attend a mandatory pre-meeting 90-minute prep session to ensure you put your best foot forward. Small businesses must be from the 5-County Area (Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties.) Attendance to the 90-minute small business prep session gives eligibility for free, one-on-one technical assistance.

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Prime Contractors
& OEMs

Book your booth in the virtual Exhibit Hall and your Matchmaking table for pre-screened one-on-one sessions with Subcontractors and Suppliers. Additional sponsorship, workshop and speaking opportunities are available.

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Matchmaking Sessions

We match Subcontractors and Primes for 15 minute one-on-one sessions based on the company profiles you build on Business Builder's registration site. Subcontractors must attend a 90 minute pre-event prep session to ensure they are ready to put their best foot forward in the scheduled one-on-one meetings with Primes. Deadline to participate in the one-on-one Matchmaking appointments as a prime/buyer or a sub/seller ends April 8th.

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Upcoming Large Bid Review

Representatives from the City, County, the 2028 Olympics, the World Cup, and NCAA will present  bid opportunities in the Plenary Session awaiting Primes and Subcontractors in LA County.

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Business Builder Event Pricing

Take advantage of our Early Bird ticket prices

General Admission
Early Bird ticket price expires 4/8

40 $ / per

For small business in the Los Angeles 5-County Region


  • Exhibit Hall
  • Exhibit Hall & Plenary Session
  • Power Lunch & Workshops
  • Chat and video features

Small Business/Supplier with Matchmaking Meetings
Early Bird ticket price expires 4/8

40 $ / per

For small businesses in the Los Angeles 5-Region County that want Matchmaking Meetings with Primes


  • General Admission access, plus
  • Matchmaking appointments
  • Pre-event Small Business Workshop
  • Chat and video features

Prime Contractors, Buyers
& Partners sponsor packages

500 $ / per

Partner Packets begin at $500 for Prime Contractors and Sponsors


  • Matchmaking Table & Appointments
  • Exhibit Booth
  • Speaking & Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Chat and video features

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CONFERENCE AGENDA

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MEET OUR SPEAKERS - TBA

More about Business Builder's

VIRTUAL B2B EVENT

Lobby

When you first log in, you will find yourself in the event Lobby. From there you can attend anywhere in the event by using the toolbar at the bottom of your screen.

Exhibit Hall

Prime contractors, service providers and lenders will have staffed "booths" in the Exhibit Hall. Make sure you click on their videos, download their resources, and stop for a group chat or video chat.

Plenary Session

A 90-minute session in two parts. Part I: upcoming bid opportunities in the 5-County region. Part II: What Primes are looking for in a subcontractor.

MatchMaking

15 minute one-on-one sessions with Prime contractors to pitch your businesses and expand your network.


Workshops

Certification workshops in both the morning and afternoon led by BAVN, and more.

POwer lunch

Sit down at your desk with a free lunch from our Power Lunch Sponsor.


Networking Cafe

A virtual conference area where you can chat as a group or with an individual from the conference directory.

Chat with your colleagues

Talk about issues with colleagues privately or as a group with the event's chat feature in the Lobby.

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Put your best foot forward with
free pre-event workshops
for small businesses

We want to make sure you knock it out of the park when you meet with a Prime contractor.  Small businesses that sign up for Matchmaking appointments are required to attend a free 90-minute pre-event workshop with a business consultant pro to coach you on your elevator pitch, capability statement and company's story.

Small business pre-event workshop, Tuesday, March 16, 9-10:30AM

Small business pre-event workshop, Tuesday, March 23, 9-10:30AM

Small business pre-event workshop, Tuesday, March 30, 9-10:30AM

Small business pre-event workshop, Tuesday, April 6, 9-10:30AM

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Virtual Event Resources

Business Builder Sponsor Packet

Media Kit coming soon

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Booth Set up coming soon

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Small Business Resources coming soon

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Upcoming Bid Opportunities coming soon

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Tutorials

Find, view and edit your booth (1:11m)

Learn how to find, view and edit your booth.

Manage your booth's communications at the virtual event (4:41m)

Your booth has multiple communications capabilities. In this video you will learn how to:
- Set up Booth Chat and VideoCall
- Set your Chat Topics
- Learn which platforms are public (within the virtual event) and private (one-on-one).
- Find your notifications of who has visited (or is visiting) your booth.

Returning Users (0:58sec)

If you are a company that has used the Virtual Fusion platform in the past, you can bypass the basic info fields and get straight to work by clicking on "If you are a returning user" link.

That said, it is important your company profile is up to date in order for us to make meaningful matches in the Matchmaking Appointments.

When you need to add an image in Group Chat (0:37sec)

Sometimes it's more effective to show than to tell. Learn how to add an image in Group Chat.

View attendees' profiles (aka their virtual business cards) (0:59sec)

Boost your network by learning how to view an attendee's profile, which is their virtual business card.

Adding staff to your booth (3:07m)

Learn how to add staff to your booth, where they can:
- edit Chat Topics and add news ones,
-Chat with attendees by topic
- Interact face-to-fact on video calls

Navigate the Virtual Event

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How to manage Matchmaking Appointments

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Los Angeles County
Initiative for Inclusive Small Business

Forged by data and strong partnerships, the Los Angeles County Initiative for Inclusive Small Business (IISB) is taking immediate steps to respond to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the region’s small business ecosystem based on the Los Angeles County Small Business Ecosystem Assessment conducted in 2020. Following a community-driven process with more than 45 small business and community leaders, the assessment proposed a path forward to address historical barriers limiting access to entrepreneurial opportunities for business owners of color, and respond to the ongoing economic crisis. With a dual focus on the increasing access to capital and critical capacity building for small business, the initiative is being coordinated by Lendistry, The Center by Lendistry, Concerned Capital, and local stakeholders in Los Angeles County, with support from national partners, Next Street and Community Allies.

This initiative and the Los Angeles County Small Business Ecosystem Assessment have been made possible by the generous financial support of JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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Contact Info

Contact Info

Contact Williams Consulting Group for information about Business Builder virtual B2B Matchmaking event


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