TechSource Innovative Business Road Trip arrives at BIC

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

Location & Directions
The Business Incubator Center


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Cancellation Policy: If a class/workshop is canceled by the Business Incubator Center, those who’ve registered and paid will receive a full refund, or the opportunity to credit their registration & fee to another class. The Business Incubator Center reserves the right to modify, withdraw or make substitutions for any announced classes and to change instructors.

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  • Refunds are available, minus a $10 administrative fee only if notice of withdrawal is given at least 3 business days prior to the start of the class.
  • Withdrawals/refunds are not available once a class/workshop begins.
  • Credit card transactions will be credited to the original card used.
  • Refund checks will be mailed for cash or check transactions. This process takes 3 to 4 weeks.

Refund Policy: The Business Incubator Center does not offer full refunds once a person has registered and paid for a class/workshop. If for some reason the participant cannot take the class on the scheduled day and has not given notice to the Business Incubator Center 3 business days prior to the class, the participant will not receive any refund but the participant will be credited for a future class/workshop of the same cost.

For example a participant registers and pays $50 for the How to Start a Business Class, if the participant calls and cancels 3 days before the class, they are refunded $40. If the participant calls the day before the class, the participant will not receive any refund but will be credited for a How to Start a Business Class or any other workshop that is of a $50 value.

The SBDC is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration. SBA’s funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions or services. SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.