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Mentor-Protégé Conference & Matchmaker Event

June 28, 2016  Arlington, Virginia
Start Date June 28, 2016
End Date June 30, 2016
Facility DoubleTree Hotel
Contact Info Tiffani S. Clements

(202) 401-0035
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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will host its Mentor-Protégé Conference in Arlington, Virginia, at the DoubleTree Hotel on June 28-30.  The conference will give small and large businesses access to information on the laws, rules, and regulations that govern the SBA’s Mentor-Protégé Programs to include the new program for all small businesses.  The event will also offer an opportunity to meet top level executives that lead federal contracting and small business programs, and will provide matchmaking for potential mentors and protégés.

Topics include:

  • Submitting A Winning Joint Venture Proposal
  • Building a Strong Mentor-Protégé Partnership
  • Size and Affiliation Rules for Joint Ventures
  • SBA Loan Programs
  • SBA’s New Mentor-Protégé Program for all Small Businesses
  • How to Market to the Federal Government, and much more.

The final day of the conference is optional, and business matchmaking sessions will be offered.

“I’m excited to again host this important conference, and I’m looking forward to helping both large and small firms understand the different Mentor-Protégé Programs while providing an opportunity to find a mentor protégé match,” said Jackquline Robinson-Burnette, Deputy Associate Administrator for SBA’s Office of Government Contracting and Business Development.

For more information about the SBA’s Mentor-Protégé Programs, visit our website:

About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 and since January 13, 2012, has served as a Cabinet-level agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.  The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses.  Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, the SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam.