This program is offered at no cost and is designed [...]
Business Branding Series with Bianca Negrón of The Coaching Spot, [...]
We will introduce you to the Women's Business Center and [...]
Join Kathy O'Keefe and Chris Van Orden, along with the Alexandria SBDC and Virginia SBDC Network, in this session on the supply chain. For many, bare toilet paper shelves and “one per customer” restrictions on eggs in 2020 shone a spotlight on supply chains for the first time. Less visible were the disruptions in non-consumer sectors and the impacts on a variety of other businesses. Relatedly, there has been ongoing conversations about reshoring in the wake of the pandemic. What does all of this mean for small businesses that are looking for ways to future-proof their supply chains? In this session, participants will consider what they can do to make their businesses more resilient to future disruptions.
All six of our series finalists will go head to head in a Ted Talk style Pitch Competition on the big stage at Granby Theatre.
The NSF invests more than $200 million annually in their SBIR/STTR Program to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; and to secure the national defense. This session provides viewers an overview of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) SBIR/STTR grant programs. In addition to up-to-date information on the SBIR/STTR programs, we'll take a deep dive into the NSF grant mechanisms, review how to navigate the NSF website and research projects qualities that would be considered Basic vs Translational, how to use web tools and how to avoid common pitfalls. Other items covered include reviewing registrations necessary for submission, strategies for targeting your proposal to meet the reviewers' expectations, how to approach each section of the proposal, tips on navigating the submission process, a review of the key elements of an NSF proposal. We’ll discuss how to present your Technical Objectives for reviewers to understand your research plan to prove feasibility. You’ll learn about the importance of the commercialization plan and how to prepare one for NSF. We’ll also look at the budget, bio sketches, facilities, and using collaborators. This event is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Presented by: BBC ETC. TIME: 8:30AM-2:00PM COST: Virginia based companies/Va. University $25; All Others $75 REGISTER on the CIT Events Calendar HERE
Did you know that only 4% of businesses hit $1M in revenue? Tim Ryan and Zack Miller are the creators The Fervent Four Show, designed to help you get there. Check them out on Facebook Live every Thursday at 11 AM on the StartWheel.org/live
Our first in person event of 2021 where we celebrate [...]
Join us on Friday, 6/25 at 9AM via zoom for Coffee with CIT GAP Funds. Brian Johnson, Co-Founder and CEO of DivvyCloud will join Tom Weithman, Managing Director of CIT GAP Funds to discuss moving from $0 ARR to acquired for $145M. Tom and Brian will cover everything from raising a first round to making a decision to sell and all the bumps in between. Followed by an optional small group session with our panelists.
Join us on June 25th for an IPF focused Friday Forum. The Business Network for Offshore Wind’s International Partnering Forum is the largest offshore wind conference in the North America and it’s being held in Richmond, August 24-26. We will share tips on preparing for IPF, get input from host sponsors, and help you make the most of the conference.