Join us to learn more about minority-owned and women-owned business certifications for government contractors. We will discuss the differences between the various certifications (MBE, WBE, DBE, WOSB, 8(a), etc.) and discuss the requirements. You will learn how to determine if you qualify for the certification and if the certification makes sense for your business type.     Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center is a partnership between WBDC and Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The WBDC does not discriminate on the […]


(Webinar) How To Find Funding Opportunities For Black-Owned Businesses

In celebration of Black History Month, our expert presenter, Phyllis Johnson, owner & CEO of PKJ Consulting, will discuss funding and financial opportunities available to the Black community. In this webinar, you will learn: What funding options are available Where to find funding and financial opportunities How to qualify for funding opportunities Live attendees will receive free business resources, a copy of the slide deck, and a link to this webinar recording. REGISTER


(Webinar)[PRESS PLAY] Pressing the Reset Button When You’re Burnt Out

About This Event This is a pre-recorded session. Once registering, you'll receive an email with instructions on how to access the video and a 24hr reminder to view the recording. It’s no secret that the past two years have done a number on pretty much everyone. Whether you got made redundant, have been working from home, or are caring for dependents, chances are that you’re feeling more stressed than usual. When the stress is prolonged over a period of time, it […]


(Webinar) Getting Started in SEO: An Introduction to Search Engine Optimization

Presented by Edwin Romero (Independent SEO Consultant) Search Engine Optimization (SEO), or the process of improving search engine visibility, is a marketing channel that is often either overlooked or misunderstood by small business owners. In this webinar, we will review the significance of SEO for small business owners, how SEO can serve as a long term, cost efficient marketing channel and what fundamental best practices should be kept in mind when optimizing for SEO. REGISTER HERE


(Webinar) What is Web3? And Should I care? A webinar with Luminate

The short answer is yes! Join Luminate's Paulina Pchelin, Director, Research Business, as she reveals the results of the Luminate Gaming + Web3 Study for the first time to the public. Learn to what extent consumers even know what Web3 means or what an NFT is -- in addition to how fans expect to see music show up across Web3 and the Metaverse. We will review best practices on how to activate in the space and create meaningful connections with […]



Polsky Exchage 455 N.Cityfront Plaza, Chicago, IL

Join the Polsky Center for an engaging panel discussion on thematic investing moderated by Polsky Investor in-Residence Dipa Mehta. More details to come on the panelists. REGISTER HERE


Global Industry Spotlight – Sharon Tapper

Global Industry Spotlight is a conversational series focused on providing resources and insight for the creative entrepreneur. Sharon Tapper is Executive Director of the Music Managers Forum-US (MMF-US). Former SVP Music Publishing at Razor & Tie Music Publishing and VP Creative at Kobalt. In 2008 elected to and served on the NY Chapter of the GRAMMY’s for multiple terms as both Governor and Secretary. She served six consecutive years as Co-Chair of the NY Chapter Advocacy Committee and remains an […]

(Webinar) Mastering your Market Pt. 1: Customer Development

The customer discovery and development workshop is the first of two workshops given jointly with the companion value proposition workshop. Customer discovery is all about validating your foundational business hypothesis and the associated assumptions. In a hands-on workshop Thierry Van Landegem, Executive Director of mHUB’s Accelerator, will start from your business hypothesis and assumptions, build customer outreach lists to validate assumptions, discuss the best methods to conduct an outreach, learn how to run customer interviews and derive customer insights that will shape […]

(Webinar) Democratizing Music AI Tech to Support Creators & Services Worldwide

With over 25 million downloads (as of Dec 22’), Moises is democratizing access to AI-powered tools for musicians and creators worldwide. In this presentation, Moises’ VP of Business Development, Matt Henninger, will speak to how AI is helping empower and inspire musicians, as well as cover how AI technologies can drive new levels of interactivity across platforms - potentially unlocking new revenue streams for artists and content owners.   REGISTER HERE