2017 Other Events in the Area

Events of interest in the Washington metropolitan area will be posted here.  Members - please login and visit the For Members Only tab for more details and special offers for SECAF members.

SBIR/STTR Crash Course
Meet with SBIR Reps from DHS, DARPA and NSF 
April 25, 2017, Herndon, VA
This special half day session presents an intro to the SBIR and STTR programs at 11 participating agencies, focusing primarily on NIH, NSF, and DOD. Topics covered include an overview of participating agencies, funding amounts, how agencies differ and the approach you need to take with them, how to engage with the agencies in advance, and tips for preparing your proposals. Hear from and meet with reps from DARPA, NSF, and Homeland Security SBIR programs! Ideal for those planning a submission to the June NSF or June 21 DOD deadlines.  TIME:  8:30AM-3PM. COST:  Va Based co’s & Va University $35 per person, All others $85 per person. LOCATION: Center for Innovative Technology, MACH37 Offices, 2214 Rock Hill Road, Herndon, VA  20170. REGISTER:  www.cit.org/events 
"Building Business with SBIR/STTR Funding"
Includes Intro to SBIR & Special Training for SBIR/STTR Awardees! 
April 12, 2017, Richmond, VA
This one day workshop begins with an intro to CIT’s Funding Support Programs, followed by a one hour intro to the SBIR/STTR programs.  These first sessions are available for separate registration for those who only need an intro – ideal for incubator/accelerator cohorts, university researchers considering spinouts, and other early stage tech startups.  These intro sessions will be followed by tips to help move from Phase I to Phase II and to Phase III, an overview of the key commercialization requirements of SBIR/STTR, review of legislation that provides advantages to SBIR/STTR companies, how to build business from your SBIR/STTR technologies, a look at some state programs designed to foster commercialization success for SBIR/STTR recipients, and how to use the sole source contracting provisions available to SBIR/STTR recipients.   9AM-4:30PM.  Price: Virginia Small Tech Firms & University $35 for full event, $10 for Morning Intro Sessions Only.  Location:  Va. Biotechnology Research Park, Richmond, VA. REGISTER & Full Agenda: www.cit.org/events
Hilton-Washington Dulles Airport 
13869 Park Center Road 
Herndon, VA 20171
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Is your business doing business with the government ... or would you like to learn how? Then, register to attend the 5th Annual Northern Virginia B2G Matchmaking Conference - the only business-to-government event taking place outside of the beltway!
Event features include:

  • One-on-one pre-scheduled matchmaking meetings for businesses with federal, state and local agencies and prime contractors;
  • Small Business EXPO showcasing resources and educational sessions to grow your government contracting business.
  • Opening Ceremony including Keynote Remarks from prominent industry professionals
  • Networking and Breakfast
Click here for more details and to register.

May 15-17 – “National SBIR Conference” – SPECIAL CIT DISCOUNT RATE
National Harbor, MD
CIT has secured a 10% off discount code for companies in Virginia. 
Use code: 17CIT10
NOTE that special advanced registration rates will go up on the following dates:
Early Bird Registration Deadline is March 17, 2017 
Advance Registration Deadline April 21, 2017
National SBIR/STTR conferences are typically the largest and most important conferences specializing in helping small businesses learn about participating in SBIR/STTR programs. At this Conference, representatives from all 11 federal agencies with SBIR programs will attend, in addition to other SBIR/STTR experts and trainers.  Over $2.5 Billion in funding will be represented. It's a great opportunity for young companies, and incubators to come meet with these agencies 1-on-1, and to learn how to apply for funding. Further details may viewed at: www.nationalsbirconference.com
As a Supporting Partner, CIT is pleased to offer a 10% off discounted rate to attend the SBIR/STTR Conference May 15-17. When registering, please use code: 17CIT10