On April 5-7, 2016, the National Center for Veteran Institute for Procurement conducted its inaugural VIP START program. The program trains service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSB) and veteran-owned small businesses (VOSB) who want to enter or need help to expand their business growth into the federal marketplace.
The inaugural VIP START session graduated 48 veteran-owned businesses from 15 states and Washington, D.C.
The April VIP Start session featured the following topics:
The graduation ceremony featured a VIP Alumni Lessons Learned Panel Discussion with moderator Staci L. Redmon, President & CEO, Strategy and Management Services, Inc. (SAMS), and panelists Tajuddin I. Sabree, President, Sabree, Inc.; Michael King, CTO, Halfaker & Associates, LLC; Michael Kuehn, Managing Partner, MRE Technology Solutions LLC; and C.Toby Calvo, President, L1 Enterprises, Inc.
For pictures from the April 2016 VIP Start session, click here.