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Day 1 -Encountering Innovation Conference

Monday, June 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm • Organized By Kansas Small Business Development Center at JCCC (SBDC)
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FUNDING PITCH EVENTS: Opportunity to present your technology/products to DoD tech scouts and Large Primes

PARTICIPATE IN MATCHMAKING EVENTS: Your small business chooses whom You want to meet from a list of attendees from across the U.S. that includes contact information and capabilities for possible partnerships and government contracting.

RECEIVE ATTENDEES LIST Including contact info and capabilities 2 weeks before the event (including large primes and current and future needs listing see Northrop Grumman and Honeywell list below).

MULTIPLE NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES: Hear from and talk with Other Innovators & Resource Partners thru Panel Discussions & deliberate networking opportunities Sunday through Thursday. In addition to the Networking Events, attendees will also have an included opportunity for a "Virtual" Info Booth for other attendees to learn about you and/or your business while at the conference.

HEAR DIRECTLY FROM LARGE PRIMES on how to get noticed and how to get on their Preferred Providers List

Northrop Grumman, Honeywell, and Others.

PARTICIPATION NOTE: You do not have to be a Kansas business to participate. Recent EI events have had Innovators and Innovator Partners representing fourteen states.

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