Great news! The 39th Annual Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week in Philadelphia will be offering more than 40 workshops and events to help businesses grow, while celebrating their outstanding achievements.

Don’t miss out. Join us! The City of Philadelphia is dedicated to building a stronger, more inclusive and equitable economy with opportunities for all Philadelphians. The 39th Annual MED Week in Philadelphia is spearheaded by the Office of Economic Opportunity, Department of Commerce in partnership with economic development partners citywide.

Funding opportunities for businesses

Looking for funding opportunities? These events below will provide vital information and resources to support the growth of your business. Don’t miss out.

Grants and Capital Opportunities For Minority Business Enterprises

Join Drexel University and partners for an exciting online event to explore various grants and
capital options available exclusively for minority business enterprises. Expert panelists will
share valuable insights and strategies to help you secure the financial support you need to
grow your business.

  • Date: October 05, 2023
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
  • Location: Online

Business Financial Course, Get Support: Panel and Networking

Join the Department of Commerce Office of Business Services hosting a panel discussion and networking event for Philadelphia entrepreneurs. The goal is to share resources that can help business owners prepare for financial assistance, while networking, learning and forming supportive connections.

  • Date: October 05, 2023
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Location: 1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA

ImpactPHL Conversations: Catalyzing Effect of Impact Investment Capital in Minority Owned Business Enterprises (MBE) and How to Deploy More

Join partners for a discussion that will focus on the impact of impact investment on accelerating minority-led enterprises. The panelists will share how their businesses were funded and the role that impact investors played. This event will highlight the unique attributes of the impact investing process as it relates to minority-led enterprises and provide tangible paths for investors to become an impact investors.

  • Date: October 04, 2023
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • Location: Online

We’re here to assist now and throughout the year! The Department of Commerce’s multilingual business services managers provide entrepreneurs with one-on-one support, education, and customer service in Philadelphia. Staff meet each entrepreneur where they are to help connect them with City services and available resources citywide. We are here to support businesses and help them thrive.

If you have any business-related questions, contact our Office of Business Services by emailing or calling (215) 683-2100.