12 Mar

Startup Skills Workshop: Get Started with Federal Contracting

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Startup Skills Workshops provide founders with knowledge and actionable strategies to immediately apply to their businesses, empowering them to navigate challenges and drive growth.

This Month’s Topic and Speaker:

Ever felt like breaking into federal contracting? Join us for a workshop with featured speaker William S. Cromarty to learn about doing business with the government!

This session will discuss strategies and steps required to do business with the US federal government, pursue federal grants and funding mechanisms, and build a business strategy that takes into consideration the unique timelines and challenges of working with the federal government as a small business.

FREE, but please register for food and drink quantities.

Who is the speaker?
William S. Cromarty, a former CIA officer and aerospace expert, leads federal aerospace partnerships and strategic initiatives, driving innovation in satellite and UAS programs for enhanced national security. Learn more about him below.

Who should attend?
Founders, business owners, and leaders seeking guidance for planning the year ahead in their business, especially if they lack prior federal/defense contracting experience.

Why attend?
– Learn how to do business with the US federal government, seek federal grants, and create a business strategy that fits the government’s unique pace.
– Get practical tips on starting with federal contracts and funding for your small business to succeed in this space.
– Connect with like-minded entrepreneurs, potential collaborators, and experts in federal contracting.

About Will Cromarty
William S. Cromarty is a distinguished former CIA officer with extensive expertise in aerospace and satellite systems, specializing in space/counterspace weapons system counterproliferation. Cromarty served in important leadership roles, such as CEO and Founder of Kirkwall and President and CEO of Heath Company. His strategic expertise is demonstrated by his leadership of federal business growth plans from startup to initial public offering (IPO) phases of global aerospace enterprises, where Cromarty closed record-setting deals with the Federal government and past startups he supported achieved an impressive $2 billion valuation on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

Entry Instructions:
Please enter the building from the east side of the building, directly adjacent to the parking lot.

If an ADA accommodation is needed, please contact the Startup Sioux Falls office at 605-275-8000.

Parking Instructions:
Free and paid parking is available throughout the area. Please refer to this parking guide.

Startup Skills Workshops are free to the participant because they are supported through the Community Navigator Pilot Program grant, powered by the Small Business Administration.

Thank you to Verizon Wireless for sponsoring food for this event!

Questions? Contact:
Sara Lum