Business Builder
Construction & Manufacturing
April 28, 2021

A virtual one-on-one matchmaking event 
for small and large businesses 
in the Los Angeles 5-County region

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Free Pre-Event Workshops for Small Business
Mandatory to participate in Matchmaking
See below under Workshops for instructions on how to log in

FINAL April 26 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. PLEASE CLICK ON 
Small Business & Suppliers Pre-Event Webinar to be eligible for B2B Matchmaking on April 28th. 


Business Builder is a virtual one-on-one matchmaking event designed to strengthen the Los Angeles 5-county regional economy by connecting small minority-, women-, and disabled veteran-owned small business subcontractors to prime contractors and procurement opportunities.

Business Builder is a 
Los Angeles Initiative for Inclusive Small Business event, led by:
JPMorgan Chase & Co., Concerned Capital, Lendistry,

The Center by Lendistry, Next Street, Community Allies, LA County,
City of LA, OneLA, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, 
and the Los Angeles Business Council

Sub Contractors

Register early to claim one of the limited Matchmaking spots. Meet Primes one-on-one to pitch your business in the Matchmaking sessions, or interact with them on the virtual Exhibit Hall floor.  Attend a mandatory pre-meeting 90-minute prep session to ensure you put your best foot forward. Small businesses must be from the 5-County Area (Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties.) Attendance to the 90-minute small business prep session gives eligibility for free, one-on-one technical assistance. 

Prime Contractors 
& OEMs

Book your booth in the virtual Exhibit Hall and your Matchmaking table for pre-screened one-on-one sessions with Subcontractors and Suppliers. Additional sponsorship, workshop and speaking opportunities are available. 

Matchmaking Sessions

We match Subcontractors and Primes for 15 minute one-on-one sessions based on the company profiles you build on Business Builder's registration site. Subcontractors must attend a 90 minute pre-event prep session to ensure they are ready to put their best foot forward in the scheduled one-on-one meetings with Primes. Deadline to participate in the one-on-one Matchmaking appointments as a prime/buyer or a sub/seller ends April 20th.

Upcoming Large Bid Review 

Representatives from the City, County, the 2028 Olympics, the World Cup, and NCAA will present  bid opportunities in the Plenary Session awaiting Primes and Subcontractors in LA County.

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Business Builder Event Pricing

Take advantage of our Early Bird ticket prices

General Admission

40$ / per

For small business 

  • Exhibit Hall
  • Exhibit Hall & Plenary Session
  • Power Lunch & Workshops
  • Chat and video features

Small Business/Supplier with Matchmaking Meetings
Registration extended to

40$ / per

For small businesses in the Los Angeles 5-Region County that want Matchmaking Meetings with Primes

  •  General Admission access, plus
  • Matchmaking appointments
  • Pre-event Small Business Workshop   
  • Chat and video features

Prime Contractors, Buyers
& Partners sponsor packages

500$ / per

Partner Packets begin at $500 for Prime Contractors and Sponsors

  • Matchmaking Table & Appointments
  • Exhibit Booth
  • Speaking & Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Chat and video features

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When you first log in, you will find yourself in the event Lobby. From there you can attend anywhere in the event by using the toolbar at the bottom of your screen.

Exhibit Hall

Prime contractors, service providers and lenders will have staffed "booths" in the Exhibit Hall. Make sure you click on their videos, download their resources, and stop for a group chat or video chat. 

Plenary Session

A 90-minute session in two parts. Part I: upcoming bid opportunities in the 5-County region. Part II: What Primes are looking for in a subcontractor.


15 minute one-on-one sessions with Prime contractors to pitch your businesses and expand your network. Register by 4/20 to be eligible.


Certification workshops in both the morning and afternoon led by BAVN, and more.

POwer lunch

Sit down at your desk with a free lunch from our Power Lunch Sponsor.

Networking Cafe

A virtual conference area where you can chat as a group or with an individual from the conference directory.  

Chat with your colleagues

Talk about issues with colleagues privately or as a group with the event's chat feature in the Lobby.

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Free Pre-Event WORKSHOPS
for Small Business & Primes/OEMs/Buyers

Mandatory workshops for Small Business that want B2B Matchmaking appointments, to help you put your best foot forward in your upcoming Matchmaking appointments.

Small business pre-event workshop, Thursday, April  8, 3:30 - 5 PM

Small business pre-event workshop, Wed., April 14, 9-10:30 AM

Small business pre-event workshop, Thursday, April 15, 9-10:30 AM

And Just Added!
Small business pre-event workshop, Tuesday, April 20, 9-10:30 AM

Small business pre-event workshop, Wed, April 21, 9-10:30 AM

Small business pre-event workshop, Thur, April 22, 11:00-12:30 PM

Small business pre-event workshop, Monday, April 26, 9-10:30 AM

Click below for directions on how to log in to workshop.

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Virtual Event Resources

Business Builder Sponsor Packet

Media Kit coming soon


How to build your booth 

 Small Business Resources coming soon


Upcoming Bid Opportunities coming soon


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Find, setup, view and edit your booth (1:34m)

Learn how to find, view and edit your booth. 

How to manage your booth (7:04m)

Learn how to make the most of your virtual booth.

What pp will see when they visit your booth (4:24m)


Adding staff to your booth (3:08m)

Sometimes it's more effective to show than to tell. Learn how to add an image in Group Chat. 

View attendees' profiles (aka their virtual business cards) (0:59sec)

Boost your network by learning how to view an attendee's profile, which is their virtual business card. 

Event access (1:34m)

Watch this video to learn how to access the Business Builder Expo event. 

Find people at the event (1:14m) 

Learn how to network at Business Builder Expo.

How to Manage Matchmaking Sessions (1:44m)


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Los Angeles County
Initiative for Inclusive Small Business

Forged by data and strong partnerships, the Los Angeles County Initiative for Inclusive Small Business (IISB) is taking immediate steps to respond to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the region’s small business ecosystem based on the Los Angeles County Small Business Ecosystem Assessment conducted in 2020. Following a community-driven process with more than 45 small business and community leaders, the assessment proposed a path forward to address historical barriers limiting access to entrepreneurial opportunities for business owners of color, and respond to the ongoing economic crisis. With a dual focus on the increasing access to capital and critical capacity building for small business, the initiative is being coordinated by Lendistry, The Center by Lendistry, Concerned Capital, and local stakeholders in Los Angeles County, with support from national partners, Next Street and Community Allies.

This initiative and the Los Angeles County Small Business Ecosystem Assessment have been made possible by the generous financial support of JPMorgan Chase & Co. 

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Contact Info

Contact Info

Contact Williams Consulting Group for information about Business Builder virtual B2B Matchmaking event

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