Military Entrepreneurship Summit

Mon Apr 22 2024 at 08:30 am to 12:30 pm

USPTO | Alexandria

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Publisher/HostU.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Military Entrepreneurship Summit
From Service to Success: Entrepreneurship Resources for the Military Community.
About this Event

Are you a veteran, military spouse, service member, or member of the military community in the National Capital Region and want to learn more about starting or growing your own business? Join the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in collaboration with the Small Business Administration (SBA) on Monday, April 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET to learn the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and to get connected to the resources and tools to help you succeed. From honing your business plan and protecting your brand and ideas, to market analysis and financing, we've got every angle of entrepreneurship covered.

We will welcome Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO, Derrick Brent, distinguished guest speakers, highly regarded experts in business development and intellectual property (IP) protection, as well as successful military spouse and veteran entrepreneurs.

In addition to panel discussions on entrepreneurship, the summit will include opportunities for audience Q&A and a resource fair with exhibitors from local entrepreneurship support organizations.

Speaker bios coming soon.

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Resource fair and networking (in person only)

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Opening remarks

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Intro to Entrepreneurship Resources and Service Organizations

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Break/resource fair

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Breakout Session 1 – Fireside chat with Entrepreneurs

- Track 1: Military Spouse entrepreneurs

- Track 2: Veteran entrepreneurs

11:00 a.m. – 11:05 a.m. Break/Transition

11:05 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. Breakout Session 2 – Next steps with Subject Matter Experts

- Track 1: Access to Capital

- Track 2: IP Fundamentals

11:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Closing remarks

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Resource fair and networking (in person only)

This event is free and open to military spouses, veterans, service members, military family members, and DOD civilians. It will be available via livestream and in person.

For questions, including exhibitor opportunities, contact: [email protected]

To learn more about resources for the military community, please visit the USPTO’s military outreach page.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

USPTO, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, United States


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