On November 6th, Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC) TechSource is hosting the first of two single-day programs across the state to help small businesses enhance contracting opportunities at the federal and state level; protect their business from cyber threats and become cyber compliant; and win Small Business Innovation Grants (SBIR) to move forward with technology commercialization plans.
This leg of Innovative Business Road Trip will be held at the Business Incubator Center in Grand Junction, CO on November 6th from 9:00am to 2:30pm.
The program will lead with helpful information on state-required business certifications; federal, state, and local agencies and opportunities; and using purchasing levels as an entry strategy. Attendees will meet Andra Hargrave of Global Sales Advisors, who boasts over two decades in federal contracting, and Rosie McDonough, Director of the Minority Business Office in Colorado.
Also covered will be the timely topic of cybersecurity. Eric and Coryn Mann, the founders of Corvus Technologies, LLC., share their 30 years of expertise by covering how to protect your business from cyber attacks; what you can do to protect your customers and assets; and understanding the requirements of NIST 800-171.
Ed Kase, of EKase Consulting will close the program with detailed instruction on how to win Small Business Innovation Grants (SBIR) and how to develop a technology commercialization plan for your product.
While these programs are ideal for science, technology and innovation companies, information provided is also relevant for all types of small business that are considering government contracting. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet for one-on-one mentoring with speakers and specialists throughout the day. The event is free of charge and complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided.
“Our mission is to reach parts of the state usually untouched by this type of assistance, especially in the realm of SBIR grant support,” said Sharon King, Executive Director of the Boulder SBDC and Chair of SBDC TechSource. “We want to ensure that innovative businesses across the state are aware of the opportunities and resources available that may help them overcome hurdles to growth.”
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Date(s) - Mon, Nov 6, 2017
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
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The Business Incubator Center