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Minority Enterprise Development Week 2022

Minority & Women Business Development (MWBD) will host its 1st annual National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week celebration. MED Week celebrates the outstanding accomplishments of minority-owned companies and presents informational sessions and programming; offering interactive networking sessions to generate new connections and fresh perspectives. MED Week also features an awards reception where individuals and organizations are honored for exceptional commitments and contributions to minority business growth.

Dates: September 18- 23, 2002

Sunday, September 18, 2022 – Blessing of the Businesses
Description: Churches across Topeka and Shawnee County will ask business owners to stand and will pray a blessing over each of the Topeka/Shawnee County minority businesses.

Monday, September 19, 2022 – Kick-off Breakfast and Resolution
Kicking off MED Week celebration with breakfast and resolution. Coffee and light breakfast provided.
Location: St. Francis Community Board Room, 6th Floor at GTP
Time: 8:30am – 9:30am

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 – Workshop/Match Maker
Interested in doing business with the city and state government? Now is an opportunity to meet the buyers.
Location: TBD
Time: TBD

Thursday, September 22, 2022 – Pitch Contest
Do you have a dream for a start-up or want to expand your business? Come pitch your business concept for a chance to win up to $15K!
Location: St. Francis Community Board Room, 6th Floor at GTP
Time: 5:30pm – 9pm
Fill out Application Here: Application will be posted soon!

Friday, September 23, 2022 – Minority Business After-Hours & Recognition Reception
Minority Business after hours awards and networking reception.
Location: TBD
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Thank you to our 2022 Equity & Opportunity Champion Sponsors!

Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Please email