The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) and the supplier diversity team at Capital One today announced the winner of the CATAPULT competition: Ricardo Regalado, CEO and Founder, Rozalado & Co. CATAPULT is a seven-month business development program designed to assist diverse business owners in creating innovative solutions to critical issues within their own organizations. Culmination of the program is a competition to create a digitally-oriented solution to a company-specific business challenge with the winner receiving a grant and additional advanced education and consultation.
Creating an Effective and Sustainable Minority Supplier Development Process: Benefit from the track records of corporate experts in minority supplier development. This workshop provides the knowledge and skills you need to build effective working relationships with great MBEs. Understand how to create opportunities where they may not have existed by engaging and leveraging senior management, developing objectives, driving the process, then analyzing and measuring the results.
Accessing Capital to Support Growth of Supply Chain Businesses: Financing needs of an MBE change as they grow from Class I to Class IV. This session is designed for MBEs and for supplier diversity professionals who want to learn more about financing strategies and options. Panelists will discuss methods on how to take advantage of financial resources and share perspectives on issues that may arise and pitfalls to avoid.