Small Business Entrepreneur Expo
Join 3,000 entrepreneurs and top business leaders for a FREE day of expert business workshops and networking.
Date: Friday, October 4th, 2013
Location: UIC Forum (Halsted / Roosevelt)
Time: 8:30 a.m – 3:30 p.m.
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2013 Exhibitors & Sponsors
UBS is the Small Business and Entrepreneur Marquee Sponsor
About UBS’s Elevating Entrepreneurs Initiative
Elevating Entrepreneurs was created by UBS to empower small business owners to do more by providing resources that seldom are available to companies of their size. Specifically, the initiative pairs an emerging entrepreneur with a UBS financial advisor and his or her client who has had success in a related industry. In doing so, the program provides high-potential entrepreneurs with the access, advice and education that will help them move their businesses to the next level.
The flagship program, which has $15 million in loan funds available, was originally established in partnership with the Clinton Economic Opportunity (CEO) Initiative in 2011 as UBS’ Clinton Global Initiative commitment. The program launched in New York (2011), Los Angeles (2012), Chicago (2012), and is expanding to additional markets this year. Through our loan partners we have provided:
- Valley Economic Development Center: $5.1 million in loan commitments; 23 businesses financed; 326 jobs created
- Chicago Business Opportunity Fund: $550,000 in loan commitments; 3 businesses financed; 42 jobs created
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