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SBA / SBIR program

July 23 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

SBA/SBIR Program- Opportunities at Pax River and SoMD.

Learn how it works and how to be a partner

(150 million available for small businesses)

Sponsored by The Patuxent Partnership (TPP)
and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC)


7:30A                 Check In / Networking

8:15A                 Introductions – Bonnie Green, TPP and Wynne Briscoe, SBDC

8:30A                 Mr. Tom Rudowsky, Deputy Commander, NAVAIR and Small Business Champion

9:15A                 Ms. Arveice Washington, Director, DoN, Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) Ms. Mercedes Thurston, DoN OSBP Mentor Protégé Program Manager

10:00A              Break/Networking

10:15A              Mr. Brian Shipley, Acting Director, DoN SBIR/STTR Programs
                           Ms. Kristi DePriest, NAVAIR SBIR/STTR Program Manager

11:00A              Small Business Panel:  SBIR Panel: Moderator: Rick Tarr, Director Tech Transfer Office, NAWCAD  Panelists: Tom Sanders, Managing Director, CTSi; Darin Nielsen, CEO, ACE                              Consulting Group; Kristi DePriest, NAVAIR SBIR/STTR Program Manager, Petra Branthoover, NAVAIR Phase III Lead

Noon                  Lunch

1:00P                 SBDC Role – Wynne Briscoe

1:30P                 Mr. Edsel Brown, Chairman, Southern MD Minority Business Chamber of Commerce;  former Assistant Director, SBA Office of Innovation and Technology (SBIR/STTR                                           Programs)

2:00P                Mr. Brandon “BW” Mason, Director, Tech & Innovation Team, UMD SBDC

2:45P                 TEDCO (Invited)

3:30P                 Closing Comments


Please register here OR via this link:  https://paxpartnership.app.neoncrm.com/eventReg.jsp?event=1173&
$25 – TPP Members
$50 Non-Members
NO COST for military or government civilians

Questions, contact Bonnie Green, Executive Director, The Patuxent Partnership via email @ bonnie.green@paxpartnership.org.


July 23
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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