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The 2014 NAVY OPPORTUNITY FORUM® Matches Navy Needs and Small Business Solutions

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (March 18, 2014) - Official approval for personnel to attend the 2014 Navy Opportunity Forum® was announced on 25 February - registration is free and the registration site is now open at www.navyopportunityforum.com. The 14th annual Navy Opportunity Forum® will be held June 2-4, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City, VA. The 2014 Navy Opportunity Forum® provides a unique opportunity for attendees to cost effectively evaluate technology transitioning from the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. An invitation to attend the Forum is extended to acquisition sponsors, large defense contractors, equity investors, Fortune 500 companies, first and second tier suppliers, Navy personnel, Department of Defense and other federal employees, as well as congressional staff. Read More...

Rural State Entrepreneurs Shared Insight into SBIR Funding Process

ROCHESTER, NY (February 11, 2014) - The live virtual panel discussion, "Successful Entrepreneurs from Rural States Talk about Growing an Advanced Technology Firm," was a great success - facilitating an energetic and in-depth discussion amongst panelists and over 100 interested attendees. This discussion wrapped up the current series of webinars sponsored by the USSOCOM Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program office. Designed to reach out to underserved communities, this series is a means of implementing guidelines articulated in the SBIR/ STTR Reauthorization Act of 2011. Read More...

Rural State Entrepreneurs/SBIR Awardees to Lead Live Virtual Event Hosted by USSOCOM

ROCHESTER, NY (January 22, 2014) - The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) SBIR program will host a live virtual panel discussion titled, "Successful Entrepreneurs from Rural States Talk about Growing an Advanced Technology Firm," on February 4th, 2014 from 2 - 3 pm EST. The online event will feature a panel of business owners and entrepreneurs from rural states, each of whom has leveraged SBIR funding to help propel their technologies. Read More...