POWERUP DC 2022 Small Business Summit

Date | Time

Tuesday, May 3, 2022
8:00AM – 2:00PM


MLK, Jr. Memorial Library
901 G St. NW
Washington, DC 20001


BOOST UP AT POWERUP - Keeping DC Businesses Healthy and Growing

Each year since its inception in 2015, POWERUP DC has been a valuable resource for the DC small business community. Hosted by DC Health Link, its small business partners, media partners, and the Small Business Brain Trust, POWERUP DC was developed to celebrate and support the small business community by providing enriching business experiences, resources, and networking opportunities through a range of cutting-edge seminars, special events and focused presentations. During POWERUP DC, government and private sector representatives present the latest business trends and contracting opportunities for small businesses.

POWERUP DC was also designed to recognize the major contributions small businesses make to strengthen the national and local economy. Every year, small businesses employ more than half of the private work force nationally, create new jobs, drive a majority of American innovation, and increase U.S. competitiveness. The small business community of Washington, DC is no exception, and it is important to support its growth and development as well as their employees’.

The presence of the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the way business is conducted in the District of Columbia and throughout the country. In 2020 and 2021, the Annual POWERUP DC was held as a virtual summit. This year POWERUP DC will return to an in-person format with specific elements available via live stream. As always, the format is designed to provide small businesses, women-owned businesses, non-profit organizations, faith-based institutions along with youth and young adult entrepreneurs with information, tools, resources, and opportunities to move on a trajectory of success in a post-pandemic environment.

The POWERUP DC Summit will also highlight small businesses that have successfully pivoted to remain viable beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. Women, youth and young adult entrepreneurs who bring to the community their small business ideas will be showcased. Panelists will engage in discussions around strategies for resilience, recalibrating and escalating operations in the discovery of a new era and a new normal in the marketplace.

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