Entries by Stephanie Alexander

Special Air Warfare Symposium Matchmaking

-As shared by Katie Bilek For those who work in the special operations community, Global SOF Foundation‘s annual Special Air Warfare Symposium (SAWS), co-sponsored by U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) in Fort Walton Beach, FL, is a can’t-miss event. I recall my first SAWS event in February 2022. The Russian invasion of Ukraine […]

For the Love of GovCon

It’s the season of love, or so we’ve been programmed to believe by the corporate folks over at Hallmark.  But we embrace the season…because having Feb be only about Groundhog Day just isn’t doing it for us. As we reflect on love, the question is what do we love about GovCon? There are a million […]

The R&D Capital Conversation – 2023

Capital is the conduit by which small businesses survive.  The small business lending market in the US is estimated at $1.4 trillion with thousands of organizations relying upon outside capital for funding operations.  However, for many innovators in our ecosystem, their time is spent building and developing mission critical technologies, not financial models. As the […]

The govmates Holiday Bash

Picture this… It is the end of November and December is literally knocking at your door. You’ve just returned from a long holiday weekend and a month of business-focused events stares you in the face. Your first assignment is a 5PM call at a local law firm. Great, law firms. “This is going to be […]

National Technology Alliance: Bridging Innovation

By Hannah Altman In an era defined by rapid technological advancements, collaboration is key to driving innovation and progress. The new National Technology Alliance (NTA) may well be a vital player in this landscape, fostering connections and offering a wealth of opportunities for those passionate about technology. The Alliance serves as a nexus for tech […]

Using and Protecting Your Intellectual Property

On September 27th, govmates facilitated a webinar with ATI presented by Cy Alba of PilieroMazza PLLC. (The full webinar replay can be found here.) The result was an hour of content packed with relevant and helpful information about Intellectual Property rights including:   The difference between rights and ownership;  The types of rights the government […]

Are You Listening? – govmates Next Gen

We’re quickly approaching the fiscal year end which also means we’re approaching the start of a brand NEW fiscal year. That typically has those of us in the GovCon space pressed for time. Luckily, you don’t have to forgo your love of learning, listening, and interacting with your govmates team. We are pleased to announce […]

Office of Strategic Capital: Funding Critical Technologies

-As shared by Katie Bilek At the recent R&D Capital Summit during TechConnect World, I had the pleasure of hosting a discussion with Jared Evans, Director of the Transition Acceleration Program (TAP) at DoD’s Office of Strategic Capital (OSC).   As a cofounder and former partner at AFVentures, Jared brings an incredible perspective of scaling technology ventures to […]