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National Veterans Small Business Engagement (NVSBE) Dec 5-7, 2017 St. Louis, MO Take part in roundtable discussions; talk to federal government and private industry reps; discover subcontracting opportunities; etc.
VWISE IGNITE Savannah Nov TBD, 2017 Savannah, GA IGNITE, an exclusive entrepreneurship training event exclusive to women veterans and military spouses. Explore the opportunity of small business ownership.
Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Small Business Conference Nov 15-17, 2017 Atlanta, GA These events offer an diverse look at timely issues facing the A/E/C industry, upcoming contracting and acquisition forecasts, cutting-edge professional development sessions, awards presentations, networking opportunities, engaging keynote speakers, and much more.
12th Annual Veteran Business Matchmaking Event & Vets Night Out Nov 7, 2017 TBD Opportunity to network & find contracting & subcontracting opportunities.
FEDCON Summit 2017 Oct TBD, 2017 Wilmington, NC This event brings together the military, other federal organizations, general and specialty contractors, designers and construction suppliers throughout the Southeast of the U.S.
National Veterans Small Business Week  TBD, 2017 Nationwide Many events are held week-long for veteran entrepreneurs.  SBA Events:
2017 Annual Elite SDVOB Network national Conference Aug 16-18, 2017 San Antonio, TX The goal of this conference is to further that cause and provide SDVOB opportunities to meet and partner with Goverment Agencies and Prime Vendors who understand the value of utilizing SDVOB partners.
2017 Southeast Region Aerospace Supplier & Advanced Manufacturing (ASAM) Summit Aug TBD, 2017 Winston-Salem, NC The North Carolina Aerospace Supplier and Advanced Manufacturing (ASAM) Summit is a statewide, business development and teaming event focused on current and future defense, commercial and general aviation business opportunities. It will connect North Carolina suppliers and service providers with national aerospace primes, first tier subs and both military and civilian aerospace customers.
NASA Industry Day-HUBZone Aug 8, 2017 Armstrong Flight Research Center This event is geared towards raising the participation of Women-Owned small business companies in government contracting participation.
17th Annual North Carolina Defense & Economic Development Trade Show Aug TBD, 2017 Fayetville, NC A great opportunity for veteran entrepreneurs to showcase their small busniesses and network.
VIP Grow Jun 20-22, 2017 Potomac, MD The Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP) is now enrolling for upcoming programs, offered at no cost to veteran owned small businesses nationwide. VIP GROW, the flagship program of VIP, accelerates the growth of veteran owned small businesses in the federal marketplace.
Medical, Biomedical & Biodefense: Support to The Warfighter Symposium Jun 14, 2017 Raleigh, NC Medical Support to the Warfighter, will connect businesses and academic researchers in North Carolina with military and other federal agencies that purchase or require medical supplies, equipment, devices, pharmaceuticals, information technology and services, or fund medical-related research and development.
VETS-17 Jun 12-15, 2017 Norfolk, VA VETS connects you with Federal agencies, prime contractors, and other business owners, who can help you find work in the Federal marketplace. Held in Reno, NV. Cost to exhibit range from $299-$475.

Doing Business as a Veteran

Jun 9, 2017

Springfield, VA

Join us for this workshop that will help you navigate the certification/verification processes and show you what it takes to turn your certification in contracts.

5th Annual U.S Department of Veterans Affairs Business Conference May 10, 2017 Brown Deer, WI Opportunity to network & discover new opportunities.
NASA Industry Day-Veteran-Owned SDVOSB May 9, 2017 Marshall Space Flight Center This event is geared towards raising the participation of Women-Owned small business companies in government contracting participation.
Keeping the Promise 2017 Apr 26-27, 2017 Las Vegas, NV Keeping the Promise combines networking, business matchmaking, information sharing, personal access to government and corporate contracting officials.

DVBA – Keeping the Promise

Apr 25, 2017

Las Vegas, NV

KTP Celebrating Success includes two full days of peer-to-peer networking, break-outs, training, speakers, and multiple opportunities to help veteran & disabled veteran business owners and entrepreneurs grow their businesses in 2017.

50th Annual Chicago Business Opportunity Fair Apr 20, 2017 Chicago, IL The Chicago Business Opportunity Fair is the largest procurement conference and trade fair in our marketplace dedicated to connecting minority business enterprises (MBEs) with corporate and government buying organizations.

Veterans Resource Fair

Apr 4-5, 2017

Ellicott City, MD

An event to provide local veterans the opportunity to meet with more than35 businesses and non-profit organizations dedicated to providing services, support and jobs to veterans. 

Bunker Builds America - Los Angeles Mar 23, 2017 Los Angeles, CA The Seattle Muster invites veterans, corporate partners and innovators to come, bring their best ideas and develop new connections and insights.  Veteran entrepreneurs get to participate in pitching their businesses, an Idea Lab, and a marketplace to buy products from veteran-owned small businesses
MICC Fort Bragg Acquisition Forecast Open House Mar TBD, 2017 Fayetteville, NC Discover contracting opportunities at Ft. Bragg.  Government agencies will provide information on their upcoming contracting opportunities for FY2016.
12th Annual Veterans in Business Conference Mar 23, 2017 Arlington, VA The Veterans In Business Conference provides education, networking and business opportunities for Veteran and Service Disabled Veteran Small Business Owners. It provides training and exposure to veterans who wish to grow their businesses through contracting and subcontracting opportunities with the Federal Government.
NASA Industry Day-Women-Owned Small Business Mar 7, 2017 NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory This event is geared towards raising the participation of Women-Owned small business companies in government contracting participation.
Business Seminar for Veterans and Members of the Military Community Feb 27, 2017 Puerto Rico SBA seminar for veterans and other members of Puerto Rico's military community who wish to start a small business or expand an existing one. We have the resources you need!
EO Houston - Veterans Business Battle Feb 24-25, 2017 Houston, TX The competition, a one-of-a-kind opportunity that is exclusive to military veterans, will be open to all types of businesses in various phases of secureelopment: It is open to those who have an idea but have not launched yet or who have just begun, those that are growing their business but need capital to do so and those with innovative or highly technical ideas looking for venture capitalists.
Bunker Builds America - Seattle Feb 23, 2017 Seattle, WA The Seattle Muster invites veterans, corporate partners and innovators to come, bring their best ideas and develop new connections and insights.  Veteran entrepreneurs get to participate in pitching their businesses, an Idea Lab, and a marketplace to buy products from veteran-owned small businesses
10th Annual Small Business and Government Conference Feb 22-23, 2017 Arlington, VA Don’t miss this two-day educational and networking conference co-hosted by Northern Virginia and Washington DC SAME Posts. Earn PDH credits while gaining industry insight and developing client and partner relationships.
National Veterans Entrepreneurship Program Feb 18-25, 2017   The Veterans Entrepreneurship Program (VEP) offers cutting edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to soldiers, sailors, airmen, members of the coast guard, and marines disabled as a result of their service.
Small Business Summit Feb 7, 2017 Triangle South Dunn, NC At the summit you will have the opportunity to meet resource providers that are available to you in this area.
V-Wise Conference Jan 27, 2017 Phoenix, AZ The program is open to all female veterans, active duty female service members and female partners/spouses of active duty service members and veterans who share the goal of launching and growing a sustainable business venture.
2017 Kentuckiana Post SAME Small Business Workshop & Industry Workshop Jan TBD, 2017 Louisville, KY This is a small business workshop and matchmaking event. An opportunity to learn about contracting and engage in networking.
National Veteran Small Business Coalition - 11 January 2017 DC Metro Dinner Jan 11, 2017 Washington, DC This NVSBC Boot Camp and Dinner meeting is a great networking and learning  event for Veteran Entrepreneurs.  Don't miss it.
8th Annual Small Business Summit Jan 6, 2017 Calfax, NC The Start-up Track is a full-day of access to local experts and resources designed to give your business start-up efforts a jump start for the new year! Existing businesses should join us for a day of networking and training to introduce this year’s hot topics, tools, and resources that your business needs to grow and succeed.
NCMBC - 8th Small Business Summit 2017 Jan 6, 2017 Colfax, NC Are you interested in starting a new business in 2016 or expanding your
existing business? If so, join us at the 2016 Small Business Summit, hosted by GTCC Small
Business Center, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, High Point Chamber of Commerce
and Guilford Merchants Association.
Boots to Business Jan - Feb 2017 Nationally Boots to Business is a two-day entrepreneurial education and training program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as a training track within the Department of Defense’s Transition Assistance Program (TAP). The curriculum provides valuable assistance to transitioning Service members exploring business ownership or other self-employment opportunities.





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