May 28, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
JE Dunn Construction
2010 S. Lamar Blvd.
Ste 201, Austin
TX 78704
Carol Thomas

This is a skill that every Minority Business Owner needs to develop to be successful! SMSDC’s MBE Idol 2019 sponsored by Dell, is a 10 minute marketing presentation in which you position yourself as being “contract ready”. You do not have to win the MBE Idol to experience the benefits. Each round of competition gives you an opportunity to gain practical experience by “pitching” in front of a panel of judges, comprised of key industry leaders and in the process, learn what makes a compelling marketing presentation. More importantly, you can be assured you will NOT win if you do NOT apply to participate.

To participate, all you have to do is make sure your SMSDC certification is current and submit your PowerPoint Presentation, no longer than 5-7 minutes, to carol@smsdc.org no later than Thursday, May 23rd. Then, join us on Tuesday, May 29th at JE DUNN from 5:30-7:30p.m. for the Austin Regional Task Force’ MBE Idol 2019 Preliminaries. Equipped with your PowerPoint presentation, you will individually present to a panel of judges who will critique your presentation and provide one-on-one constructive feedback.

If you are selected from the preliminaries, you must attend the Semi-Finals and be ready to again present your marketing pitch at the upcoming Premier Face Time EXPO – Day 1 on Wednesday, June 12th during the Chairman’s Reception, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Westin Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio, TX.

The FINALS will take place at a later date over the summer at the DELL headquarters in RoundRock, TX. We will do our best to give as much advanced notification as possible. The final winner of SMSDC’s MBE Idol 2019 will be awarded a ONE on ONE exclusive meeting with a DELL corporate executive, featured in an upcoming SMSDC e-newsletter, serve as the keynote speaker at a Regional Task Force meeting either in Austin or San Antonio and serve as an honorary judge in SMSDC’s MBE Idol 2020 annual competition.

Allow the excitement of SMSDC’s MBE Idol event, momentum of the feedback, and validation from the esteemed panel of judges propel you to keep approaching potential vendors and customers. Development of these motivational strategies are invaluable and can position you to take full advantage of building your capacity for continued future growth and success.