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  • Sunday, November 4, 2018

    • Minority Innovation Weekend-Ignite, Imagine, Innovate Time: Sat. 11/3 9:00a - 5:00p Location: University of Baltimore H. Mebane Turner Learning Commons 1415 Maryland Avenue Baltimore, MD 21201 Details:

      Hosted By: NSBE

      Minority Innovation Weekend - Ignite, Imagine, & Innovate!

      Minority Innovation Weekend (MIW) is a weekend summit dedicated to aiding minority innovators launch tech-focused startups, highlighting emerging technologies that will have an impact on society, and showcasing tech startups that have a minority founder or co-founder. MIW’s goal is to help minority innovators learn how to take an idea or concept and launch a tech-focused business. MIW will bring tech enthusiasts for a weekend of presentations, workshops, panel discussions, and more.

      Choose your track! The MIW Innovation Conference Startup Fundamentals Track is for attendees who have a technology-based idea that they want to turn into a tech-focused startup. The MIW Innovation Conference Emerging Technologies track is for attendees who want to learn about emerging technologies that will change the world around us. The MIW Innovation Showcase will highlight tech-focused startups that have minority innovators as part of the founding team.

      MIW is open to ALL who are excited about technology.

      Startup Fundamentals Track Topics

      • Defining Your Idea
      • Validating Your Idea
      • Competitive Analysis
      • The Minimal Viable Product
      • The Pitch
      • Going to Market
      • Funding Your Innovation
      • Building A Team
      • Intellectual Property & Patents
      • Customer Acquisition and Gaining Traction

      Emerging Technologies Track Topics:

      • Blockchain
      • Machine Learning
      • Artificial Intelligence
      • Emerging Trends in Cyber Security
      • Internet of Things
      • And more
       
       
  • Monday, November 5, 2018

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  • Tuesday, November 6, 2018

    • MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE Application Assistance Workshop Time: 10:00a - 1:00p Location: MDOT Headquarters 7201 Corporate Center Drive Hanover MD 21076 Details:

      On a monthly basis, the Maryland Department of Transportation's Office of Small and Minority Business Policy hosts the MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE Application Assistance Workshop.  This workshop is intended for those firms interested in seeking Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), and/or Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) and/or Small Business Enterprise (SBE) certification.  By attending the workshop, you will learn the benefits of certification, the five key requirements for certification, and the four steps in the certification process.  For information and registration visit www.mdot.maryland.gov/aaw. 

       
       
    • MDOT MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE Application Assistance Workshop Time: 10:00a - 1:00p Location: Maryland Department of Transportation Headquarters, 7201 Corporate Center Drive, Hanover, Maryland 21076 Details:

      On a monthly basis, the Maryland Department of Transportation's Office of Small and Minority Business Policy hosts the MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE Application Assistance Workshop.  This workshop is intended for those firms interested in seeking Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), and/or Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) and/or Small Business Enterprise (SBE) certification.  By attending the workshop, you will learn the benefits of certification, the five key requirements for certification, and the four steps in the certification process.  For information and registration visit www.mdot.maryland.gov/aaw. 

       
       
  • Wednesday, November 7, 2018

    • Federal Government Contracting Bootcamp Series Time: 8:00a - Fri. 11/9 9:00p Location: Inclusive Innovation Incubator 2301 Georgia Ave. NW Washington, DC 20001 Details:

      Hosted By: The McPherson Square Business Council

      The MSBC 3 day GovCon Boot Camp – where students will receive unprecedented access
      to the strategies, tactics, people, training, and information that will help them start doing
      business with the world’s largest customer, the Federal Government.
       
      3 Day Boot Camp Includes:
       
      • Membership In:
      o NCMA: NCMA (National Contract Managers Association) is a national organization primarily of Federal Government Contract Officers and Program Managers. This valuable concern provides monthly training (for Procurement Professionals) as well as Networking events for Industry and Procurement Officials.
       
      • Live Training Mentoring & Coaching in The Following Areas:
      o How to structure and write winning proposals
      o How to leverage social media (LinkedIn) to build effective relationships and what to say
      o Infrastructure for Government Contracting Marketing Operations – Contracts Management
      Finance
       
      • Proposal Strategies and support
       
      • Matchmaking/Teaming & Relationship Building
      o Graduating 8a companies seeking new 8a companies
      o Other teaming opportunities
       
      • Platinum VIP Level Networking Event
      o Contracting Officers
      o Government Contacts
      o Potential Teaming Contacts
       

      Friday (the last training day) will conclude with a Major Networking Event which will host approximately 100 guests (predominantly Government Contractors and Procurement Decision makers).  This Grand occasion will occur from 6-9 pm.  Each of the trainees will be given up to two minutes to present the mission of their business and how they plan to provide Solutions to the Federal Space.  

      On going training (via Pod Cast and Teleconferencing) will be available for each participant for a minimum of one year after the Bootcamp.  In addition, each trainee will receive a one year complimentary membership to NCMA (National Contracts Management Association).

      The investment for The Bootcamp and yearly follow up is as follows:

      1.  Solopreneurs will invest $1450.

      2.  Companies with 1 to 5 employees will invest $1950.

      3.  Companies with 6 to 10 employees will invest $2450.

      4.  Companies with 11 to 20 employees will invest $2950.

      5.  Companies with 21 or more employees will invest $3450.

      For registration and more information, please contact Warren Othello Edwards at 301-440-0282 or warren@mcphersonbizco.org
       
       
  • Thursday, November 8, 2018

    • Federal Government Contracting Bootcamp Series Time: All Day Location: Inclusive Innovation Incubator 2301 Georgia Ave. NW Washington, DC 20001 Details:

      Hosted By: The McPherson Square Business Council

      The MSBC 3 day GovCon Boot Camp – where students will receive unprecedented access
      to the strategies, tactics, people, training, and information that will help them start doing
      business with the world’s largest customer, the Federal Government.
       
      3 Day Boot Camp Includes:
       
      • Membership In:
      o NCMA: NCMA (National Contract Managers Association) is a national organization primarily of Federal Government Contract Officers and Program Managers. This valuable concern provides monthly training (for Procurement Professionals) as well as Networking events for Industry and Procurement Officials.
       
      • Live Training Mentoring & Coaching in The Following Areas:
      o How to structure and write winning proposals
      o How to leverage social media (LinkedIn) to build effective relationships and what to say
      o Infrastructure for Government Contracting Marketing Operations – Contracts Management
      Finance
       
      • Proposal Strategies and support
       
      • Matchmaking/Teaming & Relationship Building
      o Graduating 8a companies seeking new 8a companies
      o Other teaming opportunities
       
      • Platinum VIP Level Networking Event
      o Contracting Officers
      o Government Contacts
      o Potential Teaming Contacts
       

      Friday (the last training day) will conclude with a Major Networking Event which will host approximately 100 guests (predominantly Government Contractors and Procurement Decision makers).  This Grand occasion will occur from 6-9 pm.  Each of the trainees will be given up to two minutes to present the mission of their business and how they plan to provide Solutions to the Federal Space.  

      On going training (via Pod Cast and Teleconferencing) will be available for each participant for a minimum of one year after the Bootcamp.  In addition, each trainee will receive a one year complimentary membership to NCMA (National Contracts Management Association).

      The investment for The Bootcamp and yearly follow up is as follows:

      1.  Solopreneurs will invest $1450.

      2.  Companies with 1 to 5 employees will invest $1950.

      3.  Companies with 6 to 10 employees will invest $2450.

      4.  Companies with 11 to 20 employees will invest $2950.

      5.  Companies with 21 or more employees will invest $3450.

      For registration and more information, please contact Warren Othello Edwards at 301-440-0282 or warren@mcphersonbizco.org
       
       
    • Hispanic Engagement Workshop Time: 2:00p - 4:00p Location: Visit Baltimore 100 Light Street 12th Floor Baltimore, MD 21202 Details:

      Hosted By: Visit Baltimore

      Did you know that Latinos represent the fastest growing segment of our country’s population? Research shows that U.S. Latinos prioritize spending time with family and loves ones, especially when travel and entertainment is involved. And the Latino American population skews younger, which makes social media an effective marketing channel to reach this target audience, whether they live locally or are visiting Baltimore for the first time.

      Join Veronica Cool, of Cool & Associates LLC, who will present an interactive workshop that will provide the latest updates on Latino demographics, purchasing habits and marketing opportunities. You will leave with tactics for reaching this important community, from developing impactful holiday campaigns to creating effective social media content.

       
       
  • Friday, November 9, 2018

    • Federal Government Contracting Bootcamp Series Time: Wed. 11/7 8:00a - 9:00p Location: Inclusive Innovation Incubator 2301 Georgia Ave. NW Washington, DC 20001 Details:

      Hosted By: The McPherson Square Business Council

      The MSBC 3 day GovCon Boot Camp – where students will receive unprecedented access
      to the strategies, tactics, people, training, and information that will help them start doing
      business with the world’s largest customer, the Federal Government.
       
      3 Day Boot Camp Includes:
       
      • Membership In:
      o NCMA: NCMA (National Contract Managers Association) is a national organization primarily of Federal Government Contract Officers and Program Managers. This valuable concern provides monthly training (for Procurement Professionals) as well as Networking events for Industry and Procurement Officials.
       
      • Live Training Mentoring & Coaching in The Following Areas:
      o How to structure and write winning proposals
      o How to leverage social media (LinkedIn) to build effective relationships and what to say
      o Infrastructure for Government Contracting Marketing Operations – Contracts Management
      Finance
       
      • Proposal Strategies and support
       
      • Matchmaking/Teaming & Relationship Building
      o Graduating 8a companies seeking new 8a companies
      o Other teaming opportunities
       
      • Platinum VIP Level Networking Event
      o Contracting Officers
      o Government Contacts
      o Potential Teaming Contacts
       

      Friday (the last training day) will conclude with a Major Networking Event which will host approximately 100 guests (predominantly Government Contractors and Procurement Decision makers).  This Grand occasion will occur from 6-9 pm.  Each of the trainees will be given up to two minutes to present the mission of their business and how they plan to provide Solutions to the Federal Space.  

      On going training (via Pod Cast and Teleconferencing) will be available for each participant for a minimum of one year after the Bootcamp.  In addition, each trainee will receive a one year complimentary membership to NCMA (National Contracts Management Association).

      The investment for The Bootcamp and yearly follow up is as follows:

      1.  Solopreneurs will invest $1450.

      2.  Companies with 1 to 5 employees will invest $1950.

      3.  Companies with 6 to 10 employees will invest $2450.

      4.  Companies with 11 to 20 employees will invest $2950.

      5.  Companies with 21 or more employees will invest $3450.

      For registration and more information, please contact Warren Othello Edwards at 301-440-0282 or warren@mcphersonbizco.org
       
       
    • 2018 Annual Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland Weekend Time: 8:00a - Sat. 11/10 11:00p Location: Annapolis and Hanover MD Details:

      Please join the Maryland Black Caucus Foundation as they celebrate the 2018 Annual Legislative Weekend.

      Friday, November 9, 2018 - All day workshop in the Miller Senate Office Building in Annapolis, 11 Blade Street, Annapolis, MD  21401 (301) 858-3145

      Saturday, November 10, 2018 - Business over Breakfast, VIP Reception and Gala at Maryland LIVE Casino Hotel, 7002 Arundel Mill Cir #7777 Hanover, MD 21076 (443) 842-7000 

      For more information visit: www.mdblackcaucusfoundation.org

       
       
  • Saturday, November 10, 2018

    • 2018 Annual Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland Weekend Time: Fri. 11/9 8:00a - 11:00p Location: Annapolis and Hanover MD Details:

      Please join the Maryland Black Caucus Foundation as they celebrate the 2018 Annual Legislative Weekend.

      Friday, November 9, 2018 - All day workshop in the Miller Senate Office Building in Annapolis, 11 Blade Street, Annapolis, MD  21401 (301) 858-3145

      Saturday, November 10, 2018 - Business over Breakfast, VIP Reception and Gala at Maryland LIVE Casino Hotel, 7002 Arundel Mill Cir #7777 Hanover, MD 21076 (443) 842-7000 

      For more information visit: www.mdblackcaucusfoundation.org