The National Center's Business Development and Training Program Returning to Nation's Capital

The National Center's Business Development and Training Program Returning to Nation's Capital Virtually Event will be broadcast virtually free of charge

October 22, 2020 Washington, D.C. — Today, The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (The National Center) announced Native Edge Institute (NEI): Washington, D.C., taking place on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), NEI D.C. will be broadcast virtually and free of charge to all who register. NEIs are one-day, in-person or virtual training events that provide both established and aspiring business-owners critical business training. NEIs also connect participants to existing resources available in their region, to go along with one-on-one business counseling/coaching and matchmaking services. Access to the National Center’s unique N2N (Native to Native) business network will be made available to all attendees, as well as the National Center’s in-region procurement and technical assistance training, federal program and procurement coaching and accessing capital via Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). Here are just some of the presentations you can expect at NEI D.C.:

  • Economic Diversification: The Economic Coalition Building Relationships and Resources of the Hotel Partnership Panel

  • Federal Roundtable: Contract Policy Updates and Program Processes

  • Fueling Small Business Opportunities: Harnessing Economic Strength and Assets

  • Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC): Program Services Overview

  • Overview of Small Business Federal Contracting, Set-Aside Programs, Updates, New Rules and Regulations

  • Access to Capital: Seed Capital, Angel Investors, Venture Capital, and Growth Equity

“The National Center is excited to bring our premiere business trainings through our Native Edge Institutes back to the nation’s capital,” said National Center President and CEO Chris James. “NEIs are designed for all types and levels of businesses – those started yesterday, those transitioning into new sectors, businesses new to government contracting, and much more. We hope that you’ll join us for NEI D.C. and high-caliber networking, expert speakers, and the small business know-how to help you succeed.” NEI D.C. Tentative Agenda: Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Register Here Morning Session: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM ET

  • 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM: Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Economic Diversification: The Economic Coalition Building Relationships and Resources of the Hotel Partnership Panel

  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Federal Roundtable: Contract Policy Updates and Programs Processes

  • 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM: Fueling Small Business Opportunities: Harnessing Economic Strength & Assets

12:00 PM – 12:300 PM: Lunch Break Afternoon Session: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM ET

  • 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM: Procurement Technical Assistance Centers: Program Services Overview

  • Presented by:

  • George Williams, Program Manager, NCAIED PTAC

  • Vanessa Kadiri, MA Procurement Technical Assistance Specialist, D.C. PTAC

  • 2:45 PM – 4:00 PM: Overview of Small Business Federal Contracting, Set-Aside Programs, Updates, New Rules & Regulations

  • 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM: Access to Capital: Seed Capital, Angel Investors, Venture Capital, and Growth Equity

  • Presented by: John Shoraka, GovContractPros

  • 4:30 PM: Closing Remarks, Survey

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Mesa, AZ  85204

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