Spectra Events’ Power Lesbians Network and MassChallenge are hosting the LAUNCH of the “LGBT in Business” series!

We invite you to join us for a series of panel discussions — complete with networking — about all things startup, entrepreneurship, and organizational development. Events will feature the opportunity to share expertise and ideas via themed panels on topics such as “Social Media Marketing”, “Branding and Identity”, “The Pros and Cons of the LGBT Niche”, “Effective Networking” and much more!


Featured Speakers own/run their own startup, brand, or business and will get the opportunity to share their experiences via our opening panel; we are specifically looking for people to share stories about how they grew their businesses or overcame specific challenges.

Qurus will serve as moderators for the small group break out sessions; they are experts and as such will be more valubale as group facilitators on the topics of their expertise. If you are interested in being a Quru, then you must be prepared to answer questions from inquiring minds and guide the small-group discussion.


  1. You must identify as a member of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and/or Queer community; there are many events in Boston geared towards startups and small business owners, but not many that seek to intentionally empower and educate the LGBTQ community in the areas of business and commerce.
  2. Your business or startup must have existed for at least a year (even if unofficially). Your tax documents are of no concern to us. Your creative mind, drive, and perseverance carry much more value.
  3. No business is too small to participate;  solopreneurs are welcome. We are looking for individuals who have experiences to share — success and fail stories are equally as valuable as long as they can illustrate learning moments in easily digestible ways.
  4. All sectors are welcome to participate, including startups from the non-profit sector, social enterprises, new media and technology projects, and non-traditional careers such as in music, the arts, hospitality etc are VERY welcome!

RSVP and Submit Your Profile for Consideration HERE