VIP Grow is the country’s first-ever program to train veteran service-disabled and veteran owned small businesses to succeed in the federal contracting market. This three-day, 27-hour, comprehensive training program is designed for owners, principals and C-level executives of veteran-owned businesses nationwide and is offered at no cost to participants, fully funded through a public-private partnership.
The June 2016 VIP Grow session graduated 47 veteran-owned businesses. Since the program launched in 2009, VIP Grow has graduated 638 veteran-owned businesses from 38 states, Washington D.C., and a U.S. Territory.
The June 2016 VIP Grow session featured the following topics:
The graduation ceremony featured a Small Business Federal Leaders Panel Discussion with moderator Robert L. Bailey, President/CEO for BIT Consultants, LLC (2012 VIP Graduate); and panelists Alice Williams, Associate Director, Workforce Initiatives, Socioecomonic Programs & RIF, Office of Small Business Programs, U.S. Department of Defense; Calvin Mitchell, Account Management Branch Chief/ Office of Customer Account and Research, U.S. General Services Administration (GSA); and Teresa Lewis, Director, Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
For the list of VIP instructors, click here.
For pictures from the June 2016 VIP Grow session, click here.
The next VIP session will be held on December 6-8, 2016, at The Bolger Hotel and Conference Center in Potomac, Maryland. To apply for the next VIP session, CLICK HERE.