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Exploring Possibilities Conference

Exploring Possibilities Conference

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The Women’s Business Center of Utah is pleased to announce our sixth annual
Exploring Possibilities Conference
The theme for this year’s conference is Create Your Own Path!

The conference will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott Cedar City. As one of our platinum sponsors, they will provide the venue for the event. We will enjoy a delicious dinner prepared by their chef following the afternoon sessions.

The event will feature Angie White, co-founder of Beddy’s, as our keynote speaker. “Beddy’s was started by two moms, Betsy Mikesell and Angie White. Betsy was so frustrated by her twins’ inability to make their bunk beds but after trying it herself, she realized that she couldn’t be mad at them when she could hardly make a bunk bed herself. She vented to her friend Angie on their daily jog that there was NO bunk bed bedding and they were so difficult to make. She told Angie “someone should invent that’, and that’s just what she ended up doing.” – excerpt from Beddy’s website

We will also have a speed pitch competition, a networking activity, and the announcement of the Southern Utah Entrepreneur of the Year. We will keep you refreshed with beverages and snacks during the afternoon sessions. You will also have the opportunity to visit and shop our local vendor booths or take a fun photo at our photo booth.

Following dinner, get ready to participate in an exciting opportunity drawing and stand a chance to win one of our six incredible grand prizes! This is your chance to take home fantastic rewards while supporting a great cause. One FREE drawing ticket per participant. Additional tickets for the drawing are available online when you register or in person on the day of the event. 

All proceeds from the conference will go toward WBCUtah training, free business advising, online training courses in our WBCUtah Academy, events, and rural outreach. Our annual conference helps us expand our services to the 14 counties we serve through our southern office.

Keynote Speaker
Angie White, Beddy’s

Angie White is the Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Beddy’s, a zippered bedding company based in South Jordan, Utah.  In 2012, Angie’s friend and running partner, Betsy Mikesell shared with her an idea she had that solved the issue of making a bunk bed. They worked together to perfect a design they felt would be as stylish as it was comfortable and easy to make, and have since been granted three patents on the design. After a successful Kickstarter campaign in early 2014 helped fund their first manufacturing order, they launched Beddy’s and began selling online globally. Since then, Beddy’s has grown rapidly and has been recognized by Inc 5000, and in 2019 Beddy’s was ranked as the 7th fastest growing company by the MWCM. Beddy’s now supplies original bedding in a full range of sizes from Toddler to King Size as well as a variety of coordinating accessories. They currently employ 70 wonderful people. Angie grew up in Utah and with her husband, Greg, raised 4 children. She loves traveling but loves planning the itinerary just as much as the actual trip. 

 

BZI Speed Pitch Competition Judges

Sharon Montgomery – BZI

Joni Anderson – Small Business Development Center

Jeremy Waite – Cedar City Business & Innovation Center

Michelle Tullis – State Bank of Southern Utah

Colette Cox – Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity

Tyler Stillman – Southern Utah University Entrepreneurship Center

 

Register Here: https://wbcutah.ecenterdirect.com/events/1712

 

 

 

 

 

Date And Time

09-05-2024 @ 04:00 PM to
09-05-2024 @ 08:00 PM
 

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