Native Edge Institute - Washington, DC (MORNING SESSION)
Time & Location
About the Event
Native Edge Institute - Washington, DC
Residence Inn Capitol, 333 E St. SW, Washington, DC 20024
Brought to you by The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) and Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
Thursday November 5, 2020
9:30 – 10:00 AM: Welcome Remarks
10:00 AM– 11:00 AM: Economic Diversification: The Economic Coalition Building Relationships and Resources for Joint Partnerships featuring the Residence Inn Capital
The partnership serves as an economic model, benefiting other tribes interested in working together to strengthen efforts and diversify their economy and represents one of the largest business investment collaboration for American Indian tribes in history.
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Federal Roundtable Contract Policy Updates and Program Processes
This session will feature briefings by the senior leadership responsible for Native American small business programs. The panel will review the agencies’ mission, forecasts, and policy updates and program processes so you can position your entity for success. Additionally, key policy initiatives and legislation impacting federal acquisition programs will be discussed.
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM: Fueling Small Business Opportunities: Harnessing Economic Strengths & Assets
This session will discuss ways the small business owner can learn how to harness and grow their business through networking, leadership and harnessing their economic strengths & assets, hear from local programs to assist you to reach your goals.
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch Break, on your own
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM Procurement Technical Assistance Centers: Program Services Overview-PTAC’s
This session you will learn about how the PTACs provide local, in-person counseling and training services for you, the small business owner. They are designed to provide technical assistance to businesses that want to sell products and services to federal, state, and/or local governments, you will learn about various ways on how to best market yourself and how to get involved with Government Contracting for your small business, the various programs and services will be discussed.
2:45 PM – 4:00 PM Overview of Small Business Federal Contracting, Set-aside Programs, Updates, New Rules & Regulations
This session will train nascent federal contractors regarding the benefits of participating in various small business contracting and set-aside programs. We will review eligibility criteria, affiliation concerns, program benefits, and discussions on how to maintain eligibility. Small Business Contracting Programs to be discussed include the 8(a) Business Development, HUBZone, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, Women Owned Small Business and Economically Disadvantaged Women Owned Small Business Programs. And review the New Rules and Regulations.
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Access to Capital: Seed Capital, Angel Investors, Venture Capital, and Growth Equity The Division of Capital Investment manages the Indian Loan Guaranty, Insurance, and Interest Subsidy Program which breaks through the conventional barriers to financing for tribes and individual Indians. The loan program helps facilitate loan financing for borrowers that would not be able to do so otherwise. The Division helps secure reasonable interest rates and reduces risks for all parties involved. We bring lenders and borrowers together so that all may prosper.
4:30 PM: Closing Remarks, Survey