Apply for Expo West 2023
- Walk the Floor with CEOs
- MBA Alumni Dinner
- MBArk CEO Breakfast and CEO Speed Dating
- Numerous booth meetings with top natural food executives
- Focus sessions on topics like marketing, sustainability, entrepreneurship, and impact investing
- Full access to the show floor and Expo West events
Participating companies, executives and speakers will be announced later this year or in January of 2023. To take a look at our last MBArk Expo West agenda (2019), click here.
There will be about 25-30 spots available for current MBAs and other graduate students and it is a competitive process, with an expected four or five applicants for each spot. Applications are now being accepted. Scroll down to apply.
There are two deadlines to apply for the MBArk program at Expo West.
The priority deadline is Sunday, January 29 at midnight PST. Applications submitted by then have a greater chance of acceptance, because we take about 75% of our pool from that group. Additionally, only people who apply by then have a chance to reserve hard-to-get discounted hotel reservations through MBArk. NOTE: There will be quicker-than-usual 7-day turnaround time for those accepted in round 1 to accept or decline the invitation.
The secondary deadline is Wednesday, February 8 at midnight PST. We will pull about 25% of our pool from this group of applicants, which will also include those not accepted during the first period. Additionally, if an opening arises after the second deadline because someone withdraws, we will pull from the remaining pool of applicants.
Applicants who are accepted will be asked to submit a fee to hold their spot and cover the program expenses, including two dinners and two breakfasts, as well as access to all events. Participants are also responsible for paying their way to and from Anaheim, and for all other incidental expenses, although in many cases subsidies are available through your school. Discounted reserved hotel rooms should be available through MBArk, on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost of the pass for Expo West, normally as high as $1200 for guests, will be entirely waived.