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Small Business Boot Camp

August 24 - August 25

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.

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
Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) 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. Additionally, there will be briefings from external support organizations that can help you shape and scale your business.

Event Tentative Agenda
All times listed in ET

24 August
0900-0915: Check-In
0915-0930: Welcome/Introductions (SOFWERX / USSOCOM OSBP)
0930-1000: SOCOM 101
1000-1030: Understanding Capability Statements
1030-1045: BREAK
1045-1130: How to Write a Successful Proposal (with focus on Sections L&M)
1130-1200: Government Contracting
1200-1330: LUNCH
1330-1345: How to Deliver a Pitch
1345-1415: Intellectual Property Law
1415-1445: Inventor Pitfalls
1445-1500: BREAK
1500-1515: Cyber Maturity Model Certification
1515-1545: Facility Clearances
1545-1600: Collaborative Werx Facility
1600-???: Networking Event in Ybor City – location TBD

25 August
0900-0915: Check-In
0915-1000: SBIR/STTR
1000-1015: Engage SOF
1015-1030: Vulcan
1030-1045: BREAK
1045-1130: SOFWERX 101
1130-1300: LUNCH
1300-1330: FL SBDC
1330-1400: Tampa Bay Wave Accelerator
1400-1430: SBA Loans
1430-1445: BREAK
1445-1545: Small Business Success Stories/Q&A
1545-1600: Wrap Up

*Agenda is subject to change

How You Can Participate

  1. RSVP to the event: Click Here to RSVP (NLT 17 August)

Note: This event will take place in-person at SOFWERX in Tampa, FL. However, you may choose to join virtually. Once you submit an RSVP, you will receive Zoom dial-in information by adding the event to your calendar.