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The Small Business and Entrepreneur Committee supports and promotes emerging technology businesses focused on growth and entrepreneurs launching businesses by providing content-driven programs that address the challenges of establishing, growing and scaling businesses. The committee educates, promotes strategic alliances, addresses the concerns of these businesses and provides excellent networking opportunities.
Allows small companies interested in partnering or subcontracting to meet the large government contractors of the region. The large government contractors have the opportunity to talk with the small/medium-sized companies about how to do business with them, what types of companies they are currently looking for as partners or subcontractors and what opportunities may be available in the future.
Doing Business with the Government
Provides small companies the opportunity to talk with government agencies and their small business offices from the federal, state and local level about how to do business with them.
Educates companies about friends and family funding, angel investing, early- and later-stage venture capital, private equity and strategic partnerships, as well as mergers and acquisitions and initial public offerings.
Successful Entrepreneurs Panel
Gives aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners the opportunity to hear from several successful entrepreneurs from the technology community.
Allows entrepreneurs to interact with their peers and others in the entrepreneurial community in a fun and informal atmosphere.
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Director, The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC:
The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC
703-904-7878 ext. 226
Small Business and Entrepreneur Committee Event
June 6, 2013
How Emerging Companies Can Begin Doing Business with the Government
Registration: 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Registration and Networking
Meeting: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Program
9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Networking
2214 Rock Hill Road
The Power of Angel Investing
July 11, 2013
Registration: 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Registration
Meeting: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Program
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Reception
The George Washington University
Virginia Science and Technology Campus
20101 Academic Way
To see the entire line up of NVTC Events click here.
Small Business and Entrepreneur Teaming Event Helps Small Companies Do Business with Prime Contractors
December 4, 2012 - Event Summary
Small Business and Entrepreneur Event Teaches Emerging Companies How to Do Business with the Government
April 13, 2012 - Event Summary
Small Business and Entrepreneur Event Helps Small Technology Companies Do Business with Prime Contractors through Teaming and Partnering
December 8, 2011 - Event Summary
Entrepreneur Center Event Series Program Teaches Emerging Companies How to Do Business with the Government
April 7, 2011 - Event Summary
Entrepreneur Center Event Series Helps 115 Attendees Grow Their Emerging Businesses
December 10, 2010 - Event Summary
Business Enterprise/Teaming Event
October 22, 2010 - Event Summary
Entrepreneur Center Networking Event
January 13, 2010
Network, Mix and Mingle!
The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC hosted over 100 attendees on January 13 at La Tasca. This Networking Happy Hour brought together members of the region's emerging business and entrepreneur community and allowed them the opportunity to discover future business partners and grow their company in a relaxed atmosphere. The Entrepreneur Center hosts these networking events on a quarterly basis.
Entrepreneur Center Event Series
December 9, 2009
Converting Emerging Technology to Steady Cash Flow
Despite passion, drive and an abundance of good ideas, most new businesses will not make a profit during the first few years. So how do you turn your technology into a steady stream of cash that will allow you to operate your business? A panel of experts discussed their own experiences in developing companies and answered questions about making difficult decisions, defining target markets, team development, software development and mentorship.
Mona Olsen Salisbury, Assistant Director, Mason Small Business Development Center
Jeff Fissel, VP Business Development & Co-founder, KZO Innovations
Kiran Hebbar, Partner, Valhalla Partners
Mike Velotta, Founder and CTO, Lore Internet Systems
This event also boasted an emerging business and technology showcase that featured NVTC small and medium sized companies. The following companies were selected to be exhibitors at the event:
Social Collective, Inc.
Entrepreneur Center Teaming Event Draws Over 150 Attendees
On Tuesday, October 9, The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC hosted over 150 attendees at the first program in its 2009-2010 event series. The event focused on best practices for teaming in the government contracting space.
Nineteen prime contractors from the region participated by talking with and educating smaller businesses about how to do business with established companies, what types of partners they are looking for and potential opportunities for teaming in the future. The event also featured an exciting panel consisting of Richard Fogel of Lockheed Martin, Norman Byers of Strativest and NVTC Board member Deepak Hathiramani of Vistronix. The panel touched on a variety of topics including best practices for teaming, ways to approach partnering relationships and transitioning from being a small business sub-contractor to being a small business prime contractor. Nick Wakeman of Washington Technology served as the moderator of the event.
The prime contractors who participated in the event were:
ACS; Apptis; CACI; CGI; CSC; Deltek; HP Enterprise Services; General Dynamics Information Technology; GTSI; Harris Corporation; IBM Global Business Services - Public Sector; ICF International; ManTech International; Microsoft; Noblis; SAIC; Serco; Sprint; VeriSign
Thanks to our Sponsors:
Silver Sponsors: Administaff; Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Emerging Business and Technology Showcase
Surviving an Economic Downturn and Changing Government Priorities
On December 18 the NVTC Emerging Business & Entrepreneur Committee hosted an event focused on how to survive in an economic downturn. The event featured a lively panel discussion that allowed the audience to hear from individuals with first-hand knowledge and experience in living through an economic decline. The panelists for the event included Ken Bartee, Former President of McDonald Bradley; David Wiley, Founder, CEO and President, Widelity; and Matt Goddard, CEO and Co-Founder, R2i and the discussion was moderated by Darlene Darcy, Washington Business Journal. Also, for the first time, the EB&E Committee showcased a number of the area's emerging technology businesses. The exhibiting companies were selected because they offered innovative cost-saving solutions, efficiency and productivity that are essential to surviving uncertain economic conditions.
- LeverPoint, inc.
- American Remote Help Desk
- KZO Innovations, Inc.
- Results Software
- Carpathia Hosting, Inc.
- Cranial Tap
- Equilibrium Networks
- CC Pace
- Trusted Integration
Gold Sponsors: Amplifier Networks, LLC; Invention to Innovation Fund at GMU; KnowledgeBank; LeverPoint
Silver Sponsors: RedShift Ventures
Twin Tech III Breaks All Previous Attendance Records
Twin Tech — the event series that has defied all expectations — reached another milestone in its third installment January 22. Nearly 2,000 people were in attendance at Lux Lounge in downtown DC.
Ron Taylor and Ashley Thomas of Hoppmann
Audio Visual enjoyed Twin Tech III.
Twin Tech was the creation of NVTC and iStrategyLabs last July, following NVTC's Hot Ticket Awards. The first event was designed to unite NVTC members with the social media set in Washington, resulting in 600 people gathered to network at the quickly announced and arranged party. Its success prompted Twin Tech II in September, where the number of attendees doubled, prompting a flurry of media attention and networking success stories.
L-R: Daniel Odio, PointAbout; Kristin D'Amore, The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC; Bobbie Kilberg, NVTC; and Michael Ferraro, TRAINING SOLUTIONS.
Twin Tech III rolled out at the opulent, refurbished Lux Lounge, where an open bar and yet another post-Inaugural DC event enticed attendees. A party bus was chartered from Reston to take many NVTC members to the event. Vendors demonstrated new technologies for curious onlookers. Several attendees reported that they were more interested in networking than ever before — Twin Tech marches on, as robust as ever.
Nearly 2,000 people attended Twin Tech III.
NVTC's EB&E Committee Co-Hosts Twin Tech II - September 18
More than 1200 people attended one of the hottest parties in our region last Thursday: Twin Tech II. NVTC's Emerging Business and Entrepreneur Committee hosted the mega-event along with iStrategyLabs at the club Avenue in downtown D.C.
"The idea of bridging the gap between D.C.'s tech crowds has hit quite a nerve," wrote Kim Hart in yesterday's Washington Post, and most in attendance would agree. Many reported forging connections with people at the event and dozens of business cards were exchanged.
"Twin Tech II was about double the size of the first Twin Tech, but the three floors at Avenue allowed for more interaction among people there and longer conversations," said Art Swift, spokesman for the Northern Virginia Technology Council. "Twin Tech is a good indicator of how strong the tech region is here. Executives and newcomers alike want to grow their businesses and meet up in a purely enjoyable networking situation."
The Emerging Business and Entrepreneur Committee thanks its sponsors for Twin Tech II: Invention to Innovation Fund at GMU; LeverPoint; KnowledgeBank; and RedShift Ventures.