About this Program
NOTE: WHEN SIGNING UP FOR AN ACCOUNT, GUST WILL ASK YOU ABOUT YOUR 'STARTUP'. PLEASE COMPLETE THIS INFORMATION FOR YOUR COMPANY, REGARDLESS IF IT IS A STARTUP OR NOT. THANK YOU.
What is MMSDC Dealmaker Sessions?
The MMSDC Dealmaker Sessions is a pitch competition that unites key players in the industry ecosystem to generate enduring solutions to the biggest challenges and major concerns in your business vertical. Through the sessions, MBEs of varying sizes will be given a project or a theme/ challenge statement from participating corporations. The MBEs will be asked to present their concept or solution.
Who is a buyer in the Dealmaker Sessions?
The buyer in this is a seasoned corporation that can select and purchase project skillset or solutions for a large retail or manufacturing business. With MMSDC Dealmaker Sessions, there will be a varying set of buyers from different industry verticals such as Automotive, IT, Healthcare, Construction etc.
Who is a supplier in the Dealmaker Sessions?
The supplier in this is a corporation from any industry that is a Minority Business Enterprise providing a product or a service.
*Dealmaker Sessions is not limited to startups*
How do I qualify?
You should be a minority business enterprise to qualify.
What are the benefits if qualified?
After screening of applications, finalists will receive real-time and written feedback from industry expert judges, who will contribute valuable corporate insights, ideas, and experiences. Finalists will also be assigned a mentor leading up to the event date. Additionally, a contract will be awarded to four MBEs, one from each vertical.
What do I need to apply?
You will need the following information to apply for the Dealmaker Sessions:
· Business Pitch Document containing Executive Summary and capabilities, market study
· Competitive Advantage
· Financial Model
· Product Features and Description
· Pricing Model (if any)
· Sales and Marketing strategy
· Team Structure
FOR BUSINESS OWNERS TO APPLY MUST GO TO THE GUST PLATFORM AT: https://gust.com/programs/dealmaker-sessions-2020