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About Business Connect

The Super Bowl LV Business Connect program is a partnership between the National Football League (NFL) and the Tampa Bay Super Bowl Host Committee. BusinessConnect identifies and connects qualified, diverse businesses in Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco Counties to compete for contract opportunities generated by the Super Bowl in Tampa Bay. More importunately, Business Connect provides networking, mentorship, and business development opportunities to prepare them for greater business success in the future.

Business Connect Objectives

  • Facilitate workshops to prepare vendors for participation in the Super Bowl bidding process, as well as focus on new business strategies that help businesses to enhance and manage company growth;

  • Bring together Business Connect vendors and procurement executives from leading Tampa Bay corporations to network; and

  • Curate a robust list of 250+ qualified businesses in the 30 business lines most frequently requested by NFL contractors to compete for contracting opportunities with Super Bowl event producers.

Diverse businesses participating in the Business Connect program are not guaranteed to be awarded contracts for Super Bowl LV but will be given full access to the program’s contracting opportunities, as well as business development, networking, and mentorship opportunities.