POSTPONED: STAY TUNED FOR NEW DATE
|8:00 - 8:45 am||Coffee and Conversations with COSE Executive Director Megan Kim|
|8:45 - 9:00 am||Virtual Meeting Walk-Through with Mills James|
|9:00 - 12:00 pm||Virtual One-on-One Meetings|
|12:00 - 1:00 pm||BYO Lunch and Learn presented by MLCL|
|1:00 - 5:00 pm||Virtual One-on-One Meetings|
|5:00 pm||Event Concludes|
BYO Lunch and Learn Topic of Discussion:
Intellectual Property for Small Businesses – This talk gives a general overview of what types of intellectual property are available and how small businesses can implement these to suit their protection needs, as well as be aware of areas where they should be careful not to tread on the intellectual property rights of others.
This event offers one of the most efficient ways for your organization to meet businesses to fulfill your procurement needs, including:
- Small Businesses
- Small Disadvantaged and 8(a) Certified Companies
- HubZone Certified Companies
- Veteran and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses
- Women-Owned Businesses
- Minority-Owned Businesses
Each buying organization will receive a meeting link to join their private one-on-one meetings with their matched small businesses.
Price: There is no cost to the buying organizations.
As a small business, you will be able to see the participating buyers who plan on attending prior to registering and will be able to check their NAICS codes and compare them to those of your company. Not sure of your business NAICS code? You can browse through codes based on industry type.
Once you choose your code (or codes), the system will automatically match you with buyers that are looking for your products and services (based on the NAICS codes) and you will be notified of these matches. You will then have the opportunity to schedule a 15-minute, timed meeting with the buyer.
Price: $149 per business.
Small businesses will be limited to 5 appointments for the event. If you schedule more than the allotted appointments, you will be asked to remove the over scheduled appointments. Additional appointments may open at a later date. Updates will be posted on the website as the event nears.
A matchmaker is a great opportunity to network and pitch your capabilities to prospective government buyers. A virtual matchmaker means you can now do this from the comfort of your home.
Joseph Scott of YSU PTAC and Larry Brown of OU PTAC will review how to present yourself virtually while incorporating traditional matchmaker strategies to optimize your meetings during this event.
An effective statement is a marketing tool that will showcase the services/products that your company offers, its qualifications and accomplishments.
Rich Delisio of OU PTAC will review the importance of a well written capability statement, how to stand out against competitors, and the components to include as you prepare for the Cleveland Matchmaker.