Business Connection Matchmaker

The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) holds quarterly matchmaking events (both virtually and in-person) designed to provide a setting for participants to connect with buyers or minority business enterprises (MBEs) with business opportunities, receive a consultation, or get access to capital.

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About the Matchmaker Events

We are focused on facilitating connections with new markets and emerging businesses primed for certification and the capacity and capability for growth.

Join us for our matchmaker events to connect with buyers or MBEs with business opportunities, receive a consultation, or get access to capital. Our dates for 2024 are:

  • April 15-19, 2024
    • Corporate Plus Connections
      Monday, April 15 – Corporate Plus members have a proven track record of successfully fulfilling national contracts. This day is dedicated to showcasing their capabilities to NMSDC members and inviting other MBEs who can partner with them on future contracts.
    • Opportunity Connections
      Tuesday, April 16 -NMSDC corporate members have provided their gap areas in which they wish to find, develop, and contract with MBEs. This day is dedicated to matching MBEs specifically with these expressed demands in order to fill the gap and increase corporate diversity spend.
    • Connections for All
      Wed./Thurs., April 17-18 – These two days are the traditional virtual matchmaker sessions. Matching is open to all NMSDC-certified MBEs and NMSDC members.
    • Capital Connections
      Friday, April 19 – And finally, a full day of matching capital providers with MBEs that need capital to grow and scale their business.
  • June 12-13, 2024
  • August 21-22, 2024
  • October 21-22, 2024 (onsite, during our annual conference)

NMSDC-certified MBEs should ensure the following information is completed to receive approval within 48 hours:

  • Add your NAICS codes by selecting the ‘My Opportunities’ tab.
  • Upload your valid proof of NMSDC certification and a capabilities statement. To upload files click on the icon on the top right of the screen.
Registration is now open for the April event. For the events scheduled for the remainder of the year, registration information will be announced closer to each event.

Connect ⇒ Partner ⇒ Grow

Our last quarterly matchmaker event garnered a number of new connections to establish partnerships, allowing our NMSDC-certified MBEs the opportunity to grow and scale to fulfill new contracts:


Minority Businesses


Corporate Members


Matchmaker Meetings Held

Matchmaker's Process

  • Step 1 – Register. Eligible national/local corporate members, government agencies, and all MBEs create profiles and post opportunities.
  • Step 2 – Search for matches and schedule appointments.
  • Step 3 – Meet your matches.

Registration Process

  • If you have registered for previous matchmakers, log in to the portal to receive a link to update your profile. You can select from one or more opportunities: connect with buyers, receive/provide consultation, access capital, or connect with MBEs.

  • If you have not registered for previous matchmakers, create an account in the portal and fill out your profile.

Don't Miss a Matchmaker Event

Be sure to sign up for NMSDC communications and subscribe to the Events and Programs Communications subscription to receive future matchmaker event communications.