FREE EVENT (Sept. 15)-Register here! 

Start Up Downtown is a new initiative of the Downtown Management District to reestablish Downtown El Paso as the City’s foremost location for investment, entrepreneurship and opportunity for all types, sizes and forms of business.  

The initiative brings together the resources and expertise of numerous economic development partners including the Downtown Management District, City of El Paso Economic Development Department, the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Women’s Business Border Center, the Small Business Development Center Network, the Minority Business Development Agency, and others. These resources will be available to existing and potential downtown businesses and property owners.

1 to 1 Business Seminar, Workshop & Tour

The concept which started it all was the need for an event to connect entrepreneurs with the information, expertise and opportunity that exists in Downtown El Paso. On Saturday, September 15th the DMD and its partner agencies will host the first annual Start Up Downtown 1 to 1 Business Seminar, Workshop & Tour! Entrepreneurs are invited to this free event to learn about downtown’s changing economy and hear from current downtown business owners. 

From there, they will be able to speak 1 to 1 with a variety of service providers who cater to small business development. Funding sources, marketing professionals, contractors, and more will be on hand to start conversations. Lastly, attendees will be invited to tour available spaces that day and speak to brokers about future relationships. The overall goal of this event is to expose the public to opportunities downtown and to plant the seeds for future investment.

Event Schedule

9:30 - 10am                      Event Registration & Check-In

10 - 10:15am                    Networking

10:15 - 11am                    Seminar - hear from local business owners and downtown investors, and recieve updates on downtown progress.

11am - 1pm                      Workshop - talk to businesses and nonprofits who can help turn your concept into reality.

12pm - 3pm                      Tour - take a self-guided tour of available downtown properties and find a location perfect for your business.

Start Up Downtown 1 to 1 Business Seminar, Workshop & Tour

  • September 15, 2018
  • El Paso Community Foundation Room
    333 North Oregon Street
    El Paso, Texas
    United States
    79901

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