The online event will feature a panel of women entrepreneurs, all of whom have received Phase II SBIR funding from USSOCOM to help further develop their technologies and innovations.
The USSOCOM SBIR program is dedicated to encouraging more women to compete for SBIR award monies to grow their advanced technology firms.
The entire Federal SBIR program awards $2 billion to small businesses every year, and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is aiming to improve the capability of small research and development businesses with an emphasis on emerging and underserved small firms. These include women-owned, minority-owned, and veteran-owned small businesses – all of which are equally encouraged to compete for USSOCOM SBIR awards.
Dr. Joanna Jannson of Physical Optics, Ms. Sheila Jazslics of Pathfinder Systems, and Ms. Della Williams of Williams-Pyro will lead the discussion and speak of the various challenges and successes they have encountered while building their businesses. Each panelist will have five to six minutes to introduce themselves and their company, followed by a moderator-led interactive discussion on topics such as the SBIR-funding process, working with USSOCOM, and what it takes to achieve transition through the SBIR program. Dr. Jenny C. Servo will moderate the panel.