Attend the Veterans Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program

Don’t miss this free, online USPTO program for veterans, where independent inventors, entrepreneurs, small business owners, and intellectual property (IP) professionals can connect and learn about useful resources. Join online via Webex or the USPTO Facebook page.

Take this opportunity to:

  • Learn from accomplished innovators, inventors, entrepreneurs, and business owners about best practices
  • Discover helpful resources available to innovators
  • Get practical tips on obtaining and protecting your IP

Agenda (subject to changes)

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1 – 1:05 p.m. ET: Welcome
Sean Wilkerson, Innovation Development Program Manager, Office of Innovation Outreach, USPTO  

1:05 – 2 p.m. ET: Keynote speaker
Florent “Flo” Groberg, Microsoft Principal Program Manager Azure Global Government Expansion, Medal of Honor Recipient 2015

2 – 3 p.m. ET: Networks and Resources panel
This panel will highlight organizations and companies that work with U.S. veteran inventors and entrepreneurs and describe some of the resources available to anyone interested in starting a business. The discussion will cover how to make helpful connections and find programs that engage and promote individual innovators.

Moderator:

Larry Stubblefield, Associate Administrator for the Office of Veterans Business Development (OVBD) at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Panelists:

James Rabuck, Director, Southwest Region, National Security Innovation Network

Brad Halsey, CEO, Founder, Building Momentum

Samantha Snabes, Co-founder & Catalyst, re:3D Inc

Blake Hogan , CEO, Bunker Labs

3 – 3:45 p.m. ET: USPTO Resource Overview
This presentation will focus on free USPTO services and support for inventors, entrepreneurs, and small business owners.

Presenters:

Sean Wilkerson, Innovation Development Program Manager, Office of Innovation Outreach, USPTO

Nicholas McFall, Pro Bono Assistant Coordinator , USPTO

For more information, or to ask questions about the program, email InnovationOutreach@USPTO.gov.