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2017 Women Mean Business Marketplace

On October 13th, join WomenVenture and over 1,000 business professionals, community leaders, and other individuals as we celebrate our 40th anniversary of investing in the economic success of women. Hear the inspiring stories of our Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained award winners, enjoy the energy and enthusiasm of emcee, Jearlyn Steele, and hear inspiring keynote speaker, Anne Hed, CEO of HED Cycling. Come prepared to shop in our Marketplace, which features the products and services of over 40 women-owned businesses.

Become a Marketplace Vendor:

As a Marketplace vendor, you will receive:

  • Booth space with one skirted 8' banquet table and two chairs, plus two event seats/meals at the luncheon*

  • The chance to promote your business to over 1,000 local business professionals, community leaders, and other individuals who attend the Luncheon.

*Please note, you are not required to bring an additional team member / helper to the marketplace; however, no discounts will be offered to those who decide to come alone. 

Why be a marketplace vendor?

Tentative Day-of-Event Schedule:

7:00 AM to 9:30 AM - Marketplace Setup

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Marketplace open to sponsor-invited guests only

11:00 AM to 12:15 PM - Marketplace open for shopping

12:15 PM to 2:00 PM - Lunch, Program, Keynote (Marketplace is closed during this time)

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Marketplace open for shopping

3:00 PM - Event Concludes, Marketplace Teardown

Vendor Requirements:

  • Must be a woman-owned business

  • Must be able to setup during the designated time above, no exceptions. 

  • If you plan to have food samples, please note that you may only bring pre-packaged food, no fresh food samples will be allowed.

Wifi and Electricity:

Wifi and electricity are available at an additional cost and may be purchased druing registration.

  • Wifi: $15
  • Electricity: $100

Additional Information

In order to provide an exceptional shopping experience for our guests and vendors, WomenVenture reserves the right to limit the number of vendors in certain business categories (i.e. clothing retail, salons, fitness studios, service-based businesses, etc.). Register early to ensure your spot in the marketplace! 

Event Details: Register Below

Date: Time: Location: Price:
10/13/17 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM The Depot Minneapolis $250-$350