Small Business Boot Camp (SBBC) 3 (September 12-14, 2023)

Request to Attend NLT 21 August 11:59 PM ET
SOFWERX, in coordination with the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP), will provide a forum for Small Businesses with technologies that support National Security Interests and/or the USSOCOM technology interest areas to learn more about doing business with USSOCOM. Additionally, the event will provide an opportunity for Small Business engagement with government stakeholders and investors in the form of “Speed Dating” and a “Pitch Day.” See objective for more details.
The OSBP is dedicated to helping you and your business. They will explain known requirements, help you understand who buys what within the Command, and can assist you in locating other likely markets within DoD and developing strategies for accessing those markets. They provide information and guidance on defense procurement policies and procedures as well as methods for identifying prime contracting and subcontracting opportunities.

Day 1: Presenters will provide an overview of USSOCOM as well as information on the basic components and requirements of working with the Department of Defense, and how to engage with USSOCOM.  In addition, there will be briefings from external support organizations and mechanisms that can help you to prepare and scale your business. Additionally, we will provide a forum for Small Businesses to engage with government stakeholders and investors in the form of “Speed Dating.”

Day 2: The second day will consist of more presentations, as well as another “Speed Dating” session between Small Businesses and Prime Contractors. 
Day 3: The third and final day will consist of more presentations, as well as a VC panel with a Q&A session. Finally, there will also be an opportunity for investors to engage with and receive pitches from USSOCOM SBIR/STTR Phase II awardees. 
Please request to attend the days that you are interested in attending. 
Event Tentative Agenda
All times listed in ET
12 September
9:00-9:15: Check-In / Zoom Log-in
9:15-9:30: Welcome/Introductions (SOFWERX / USSOCOM OSBP)
9:30-10:15: USSOCOM 101
10:15-10:45: Government Contracting
10:45-11:00: BREAK
11:00-1130: Acquisition Pathways (eSOF, Vulcan)
11:30-12:00: Florida Small Business Development Center (FL SBDC)
12:00-1:00: LUNCH
1:00-1:30: Facility Clearances
1:30-2:00: Small Business Success Stories
2:00-2:15: BREAK
2:15-4:45: Speed Dating with Government Stakeholders (In-Person Participants ONLY)
4:45-5:00: Wrap Up
5:00-???: No Host Social in Ybor City (location TBD)

13 September
9:00-9:15: Check-In / Zoom Log-in
9:15-10:15: USSOCOM Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) / Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)
10:15-10:30: Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence (FOCI)
10:30-10:45: BREAK
10:45-11:15: Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)
11:15-12:00: Intellectual Property Law
12:00-1:00: LUNCH
1:00-1:45: Advanced Manufacturing Support
1:45-2:15: Small Business Success Stories
2:15-2:30: BREAK
2:30-5:00: Speed Dating with Prime Contractors (In-Person Participants ONLY)

14 September
9:00-9:15: Check-In / Zoom Log-in
9:15-10:15: Venture Capital (VC) Education
10:15-11:15: VC Panel
11:15-12:30: LUNCH
12:30-1:00: Office of Strategic Capital (OSC)
1:00-1:30: How to Deliver a Pitch
1:30-1:45: Wrap Up for Industry Attendees
1:45-2:00: BREAK
2:00-4:30: SBIR Phase II Pitches (Government & VC Audience ONLY)
*Agenda is subject to change

How You Can Participate

Request to Attend the event: Click Here to Request to Attend (NLT 21 August)
Speakers/Panelists/Presenters: Please RSVP via the emailed link
PLEASE NOTE: In-person capacity is limited. Virtual participation will be available.
For event-related questions, please contact Claire Hawley,