2020 Veterans Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program

The agenda and speaker biographies from 2020 Veterans Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program are now online below.

The Veterans Innovation and Entrepreneurship program offers opportunities for veteran independent inventors, entrepreneurs, small business owners, and intellectual property (IP) professionals to connect and learn about useful resources.

Agenda

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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, email InnovationOutreach@uspto.gov or call 571-272-8033.

 

This event is part of a series: Veterans Innovation and Entrepreneurship