WID-MI Small Business Summit

Details
Date:

March 22

Time:

07:30 am - 07:00 pm

Click to Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wid-mi-small-business-summit-tickets-222946889147
Organizer

Women in Defense - Michigan Chapter

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/women-in-defense-michigan-chapter-16028821800
Venue

Gem Theatre Detroit

333 Madison Street, Detroit, MI 48226

Detroit, MI, US, 48226

Join WID-MI for the inaugural Innovate | Cultivate | Dominate Small Business Summit presented by NAMC on March 22, 2022

Join WID-MI for the inaugural Small Business Summit on March 22, 2022. Attendees will connect with Department of Defense leaders, build relationships with primes, learn about opportunities for small business engagement, and discover how to stand out from competitors.

PROOF OF VACCINE REQUIRED TO ATTEND THIS EVENT

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SUMMIT SNAPSHOT:

  • Engage with potential customers and partners
  • Deep-dive into OEM-supplier dynamics and incentives to build lasting partnerships
  • Platform for impactful engagement with fellow industry leaders, pairing with tangible business opportunities
  • Outline DOD initiatives aimed at leveraging small business / non-traditional defense contractors’ solutions

The Small Business Summit is just the start, the connections last forever.

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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

SMALL BUSINESS TOOLBOX | Program will kick-off with a session featuring innovative DOD resources that exist to elevate small business solutions.

SPEAKERS: Will Dickson, Director, FedTech; Katie Miller, OTA Execution Lead, GVSC; LTC James Templin, Director of Solution Innovations, AAL

+ A FOLLOW-ON SESSION SHOWCASING SMALL BUSINESS SUCCESS STORIES VIA THESE PLATFORMS.

ARMY MODERNIZATION STRATEGY | This session will showcase different facets of the Army Modernization strategy and will round out an entire day of programming dedicated to outlining DOD resources for small businesses and success stories.

SPEAKERS: Michael Cadieux, Director, GVSC; COL Jeff Jurand, PM MCS; COL Warren Sponsler, Chief of Staff, NGCV CFT

AAL ROBOTIC COMBAT VEHICLE SUSTAINMENT COHORT SPOTLIGHT | AAL will start with an overview of their mission and then move into specifics on the process and outcome of their most recent RCV Cohort. The RCV Cohort includes the following organizations: BH Sensors, Charles River Analytics, Exergi Predictive, Hypergiant, krtkl Inc., Qualtech Systems.

SPEAKERS: LTC James Templin, Director of Solution Innovations, AAL; Thomas Mead – APM, AAL; Jessica Larson, AAL

CONVERSATION WITH THE PRIMES | Join leaders from key DOD primes, as they highlight how to engage and be a part of their ecosystem.

ARMY ACQUISITION UPDATE – SMALL BUSINESS PERSPECTIVE | This ACC-DTA session will provide an organizational overview, highlighting government points of entry, and take a deeper dive into small business objectives including future opportunities.

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PARKING

The Gem Theatre is located at 333 Madison Avenue and Brush Street. It is Located next to the Detroit Athletic Club, near Comerica Park and Ford Field. The Gem Theatre Garage is located on Brush Street between the Gem Theatre and The Elwood Bar and Grill, across the street from the Ford Field Box Office. Parking in The Gem Theatre Garage is $8.

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ABOUT WID-MI

Women in Defense-Michigan Chapter elevates the Michigan defense ecosystem and small business innovation through the Summit, where we’ll tackle industry engagement, obstacles to success, selling to government and so much more.

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