Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium

The National Veteran Small Business Coalition

VETS is hosted by The National Veteran Small Business Coalition (NVSBC). A non-profit trade association, the NVSBC strives to transition Veterans into business 
owners servicing the Federal government and ensure that Veteran businesses are given first consideration for Federal prime and subcontracting procurement opportunities.

NVSBC Mission:

Transition Veterans into business owners servicing the Federal government.

NVSBC Vision:

Ensure that Veteran businesses are given first consideration for Federal prime and subcontracting procurement opportunities because these owners continue to serve their country, putting the security of the United States above all else.

Interested in joining us?

Contact:

National Veteran Small Business Coalition (NVSBC)
14001-C St. Germain Drive, #652, Centreville, VA 20121
Phone: 703-282-4140
Email:
Website: http://www.nvsbc.org

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June 20-23, 2016  ~  Norfolk, VA

VETS Connect - One on One Matchmaking

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VETS CONNECT - One on One Matchmaking by the National 8a Assoication

The National Veteran Small Business Coalition has partnered with the National 8a Assoication to provide best-in-class matchmaking at the VETS'20 Conference.

Matchmaking at VETS 20 will be held on May 27, 2020 from 2:30pm – 5:00pm.

Buyers (Government Agencies and Large Primes) will host 10-minute one-on-one meetings with Suppliers (Small Businesses). All matchmaking meetings are pre-assigned appointments.

Deadline to opt-in for matchmaking is April 24, 2020.

Matchmaking will be facilitated by the National 8(a) Association. All matchmaking communications will be sent from .

Any questions related to matchmaking can be sent to .

BEFORE THE CONFERENCE 

  • Opt-in for matchmaking if you’re interested in being a Buyer or Supplier while completing the VETS 20 Registration.
  • Beginning February 24, 2020, National 8(a) Association will send instructions for building Buyer and Supplier matchmaking profiles.
  • After reviewing matchmaking profiles, National 8(a) Association will assign meetings based the needs requested from Buyers and the capabilities of Suppliers.
  • Buyers will be notified by National 8(a) Association to review assigned meetings on May 1, 2020 to confirm or reassign meetings.
  • Buyers and Suppliers will be notified by National 8(a) Association confirmation of matchmaking schedule on May 11, 2020.
  • Review matchmaking schedule and prepare for your meetings.

DURING THE CONFERENCE

Buyers

  • Plan to arrive to the matchmaking room about 15 minutes prior to your meeting’s scheduled start time.
  • Each Buyer will be assigned a table number and will be provided their matchmaking schedule with Supplier information
  • Matchmaking Coordinators will make announcements in front of the matchmaking room at each meeting start time to allow Suppliers with appointments to proceed to their Buyer’s table
  •  Each meeting is only 10 minutes and will have 5-minute breaks between each appointment
    o 8 minutes into the meeting, a 2-minute end of meeting warning will be announced
    o At the 10 minute mark, an end of meeting announcement will be made
  • Any no-show or late Supplier meetings will be reassigned to another Supplier through an Open-Call process facilitated by the Matchmaking Coordinators after 2 minutes of meeting start time

Suppliers

  • Plan to arrive to the matchmaking room about 5 minutes prior to your meeting’s scheduled start time to line up in the “Appointments” queue.
    o Take this time to identify the table number the Buyer you are meeting with is seated at (a table listing will be provided)
  • Matchmaking Coordinators will make announcements in front of the matchmaking room at each meeting start time to allow Suppliers with appointments to proceed to their Buyer’s table
    o Suppliers are considered a no-show or late if not seated at the Buyer table after 2 minutes of meeting start time; meeting will be reassigned to another Supplier.
  •  Each meeting is only 10 minutes, please plan accordingly
    o 8 minutes into the meeting, a 2-minute end of meeting warning will be announced
    o At the 10 minute mark, an end of meeting announcement will be made, and you will be asked to exit the room
    o If you have back to back meetings, you will still need to exit the matchmaking room and line up in the “Appointments” queue again 
  •  Additional meetings will be offered through an Open-Call process for no-show or late appointments
    o Notice of available meetings with Buyers will be announced directly in front of the Matchmaking room in real time, 2 minutes after each meeting start time
    o Suppliers interested in these meetings will need to wait in the “Open-Call” queue and listen to the announcements to know which Buyer is available