Mentor-Protege Program for doing business with Government

Apr 2, 2024

Learn how to become a subcontractor for government/military in this one-day workshop

Small business owners wishing to do business with government – you are invited to a Spring Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP) Workshop hosted by Global Resources Solutions, Inc. (GRS) and Nipoa Standard (Nipoa) on behalf of Air Force Office of Small Business Programs, in collaboration with the Pacific Impact Zone and the Maui Economic Development Board.

This program is for small and non-traditional business types such as, but not limited to, NHOs and those providing construction, food service, landscape, janitorial, technology solutions, interested in learning how to do business with the government!

Friday, April 26, 2024

7:30 AM – 3:00 PM

MEDB’s Malcolm Center
1305 N. Holopono Street, Suite 5, Kihei

Includes Networking Breakfast & Lunch

If you are interested in working with government, this could be the next step for you – a unique opportunity to build relationships with the Department of Defense as they come to Maui to engage with business owners (proteges).

Since 1991, DoD MPP has offered substantial assistance to small, disadvantaged businesses. Helping them to expand the overall base of their marketplace participation has produced more jobs and increased national income. The DoD MPP assists small businesses (protégés) to successfully compete for prime contract and subcontract awards by partnering with typically large companies (mentors) under individual, project-based agreements.

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Founded in 2006, Global Resource Solutions, Inc. (GRS) is at the forefront of providing operational, strategic, and technical support and solutions throughout the Federal government. GRS maintains deep domain knowledge and strong past performance in the areas of Intelligence Analysis and Operations, Cybersecurity, Security Solutions, Information Technology, and Strategic Consulting. GRS is an Active Mentor in the DoD Mentor-Protégé Program.

At Pacific Impact Zone, part of the support ecosystem is strengthening the innovation and dual-use sector, which holds the greatest potential for delivering disproportionate outcomes and economic growth in the defense sector. Their mission involves delivering strategic assets to address systemic barriers and maximize the local dual-use sector’s ability to develop and transition innovations successfully into the hands of armed service members safeguarding the nation.

Pacific Impact Zone is chartered with the development of long-term economic resiliency within the defense dual-use sector. The strategy revolves around a continual economic refresh model aimed at de-risking innovation, empowering faster scaling within the dual-use sector, increasing wages, rewarding entrepreneurial risk-taking, and fostering partnerships to share rewards and enable a virtuous cycle of growth.

7:30 AM | Registration & Networking Breakfast
9:00 AM | Welcome from Air Force & Overview of Air Force Mentor Protege Program (MPP)
9:45 AM | How to do Business with the Federal Government
10:15 AM | Overview of Socio-Economic Programs available for Small Business
10:45 AM | Overview Dept of Defense (DoD) Small Business Programs
11:30 AM | Local Small Business Resources Panel
11:45 AM | Lessons learned from a Past DoD Protege and NHO
1:00 PM | Networking Lunch
3:00 PM | Conclusion