1:1 MatchMaker FAQs

What does being eligible for 1:1 MatchMakers mean?

Being eligible means your company is currently a WBENC-Certified WBE who paid for a full conference registration by the Early Bird Deadline of April 2, 2019. Eligible WBEs will be invited to complete a company profile in EventDex, at which point your company will be included in the 1:1 MatchMaker selection process conducted by our Corporate Members. Eligibility does not guarantee you a 1:1 MatchMaker meeting.

How will I know if I've been invited by a Corporate Member to participate in a 1:1 MatchMaker Meeting?

Each eligible WBE has access to their schedule when logged into the MatchMaker tool, EventDex. We highly recommended WBEs monitor their MatchMaker schedule once a week to see if a meeting has been scheduled. Most of the Corporate Members will schedule 1:1 MatchMaker meetings between April 25 and May 25, but since meetings may be canceled and rescheduled by the Corporate and Government Members, it is important to check your schedule leading up to the morning of the 1:1 MatchMakers event on Thursday, June 27, 2019 to ensure no changes have taken place. 1:1 MatchMaker Meetings are automatically accepted on the behalf of the WBE Company. No action is required by the WBE unless they wish to cancel the meeting.

Important Note: Each WBE is responsible for personalizing her schedule and blocking meeting times that she knows she is not available to attend. No meeting will be rescheduled due to travel or other conference event involvement.

Can a WBE request a meeting with a Corporate Member?

1:1 MatchMaker is a corporate-driven program, meaning Corporate and Government Members are the only ones who will be scheduling 1:1 MatchMaker meetings with eligible WBEs.

How do I prepare for MatchMaker Meetings?

This is your time to convince the corporation to take your company to the next level, so do your homework! Every company is different, convince them that your company can meet their specific needs because you understand what those needs are.

Be on time! WBEs who arrive late, will not be allowed to enter the 1:1 MatchMaker meeting room. Arrive 20 minutes prior to your meeting to check in.

Information regarding registration will be provided via email to the participants prior to traveling to the event from MatchMakers@wbenc.org

Who can I contact regarding MatchMaker?

For more information regarding 1:1 MatchMaker meetings, please email matchmakers@wbenc.org.