Small Business Boot Camp (SBBC) 4

26-28 March 2024

Host Name: Claire Hawley

Location: SOFWERX/VIRTUAL

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Request to Attend NLT 04 March 2024 11:59 PM ET

Purpose          
SOFWERX, in coordination with the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP), will provide a forum for Small Businesses with technologies that support National Security Interests and/or the USSOCOM technology interest areas to learn more about doing business with USSOCOM. Additionally, the event will provide an opportunity for Small Business engagement with government stakeholders and investors in the form of "Speed Dating." See objective for more details.

The OSBP is dedicated to helping you and your business. They will explain known requirements, help you understand who buys what within the Command, and can assist you in locating other likely markets within DoD and developing strategies for accessing those markets. They provide information and guidance on defense procurement policies and procedures as well as methods for identifying prime contracting and subcontracting opportunities.

Objective          
Day 1: Presenters will provide an overview of USSOCOM as well as information on the basic components and requirements of working with the Department of Defense, and how to engage with USSOCOM.  In addition, there will be briefings from external support organizations and mechanisms that can help you to prepare and scale your business. Additionally, we will provide a forum for Small Businesses to engage with government stakeholders and investors in the form of "Speed Dating."

Day 2: The second day will consist of more presentations, as well as another "Speed Dating" session between Small Businesses, Prime Contractors, and Investors.

Day 3: The third and final day will consist of more presentations, as well as a VC panel with a Q&A session.

Please request to attend the days that you are interested in attending. 

Event Tentative Agenda          
All times listed in ET

26 March          
8:00-8:45: Registration and Welcome Coffee          
8:45-9:00: Kick-Off/Admin Remarks          
9:00-9:15: Welcome/Introductions (SWX, OSBP)          
9:15-10:30: USSOCOM 101          
10:30-10:45: BREAK          
10:45-11:15: Government Contracting          
11:15-11:45: USSOCOM Engagement Pathways Panel (eSOF, Vulcan)          
11:45-1:00: LUNCH          
1:00-1:30: Facility Clearances          
1:30-2:00: SBA Mentor Protégé Program          
2:00-2:15: BREAK          
2:15-5:00: Speed Dating with Government Stakeholders (In-Person Participants ONLY)          
5:00: No Host Social in Ybor City (location TBD)          
 

27 March          
8:00-8:45: Registration and Welcome Coffee          
8:45-9:00: Kick-Off/Admin Remarks          
9:00-10:00: USSOCOM Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) / Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)          
10:00-10:30: Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence (FOCI)          
10:30-10:45: BREAK          
10:45-11:15: Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)          
11:15-11:45: Intellectual Property Law           
11:45-1:00: LUNCH          
1:00-1:20: Advanced Manufacturing Support          
1:20-1:50: How to Deliver a Pitch          
1:50-2:15: Small Business Success Stories          
2:15-2:30: BREAK          
2:30-5:00: Speed Dating with Prime Contractors and Investors (In-Person Participants ONLY)          
 

28 March          
8:00-9:00: Registration and Welcome Coffee          
9:00-9:15: Kick-Off/Admin Remarks           
9:15-10:15: Raising Capital          
10:15-11:15: Venture Capital (VC) Panel          
11:15-11:45: USSOCOM VC Engagement Roadmap     
11:45-12:00: Wrap Up

*Agenda is subject to change

How You Can Participate

Small Businesses: Request to Attend the event: Click Here to Request to Attend (NLT 04 March)

PLEASE NOTE: In-Person capacity is limited. Virtual participation will be available. Confirmed persons will be notified on/around 06 March. 

 

Speakers/Panelists: Please RSVP via the emailed link

 

Government Stakeholders, Prime Contractors, and Investors/VCs: Request a Networking Space during Speed Dating: Click Here to Request (NLT 12 March)

 

 

Questions?

For event-related questions, please contact Claire Hawley


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