Please join us in Orlando for the Department of Defense (DoD) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Beyond Phase II and Mentor-Protégé Training Week (BPII/MPTW18).


This will be an exciting week! Distinguished speakers will provide insights that help small businesses develop innovative solutions and move SBIR technologies beyond Phase II. Your days will be jam-packed with valuable insights and abundant networking opportunities.

Who Should Attend?

• Small businesses
• Large prime contractors
• SBIR Program Managers and key staff
• Rapid Innovation Fund Program Managers
• DoD Mentor-Protégé Program mentors and protégés
• DoD Mentor-Protégé Program Managers
• DoD Mentor-Protégé Program industry partners, e.g., Procurement Technical Assistance Centers and Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Visit the FAQs page for more information.

Why You Should Attend?

Networking: This event provides an opportunity for small businesses to network with government subject matter experts and large prime contractors. Small businesses can meet potential mentors and explore opportunities and new initiatives in the development and commercialization of SBIR technologies.

Expert Speakers: Small businesses, government acquisition and technology professionals, prime contractors and academic researchers will enjoy a fast-paced, engaging program. Our distinguished lineup of speakers includes Reza Rofougaran, the co-founder of Movandi. Mr. Rofougaran and his sister sold Innovent Systems, a company they co-founded in 1998, to Broadcom for more than $450 million in 2000. Mr. Rofougaran was a principal investigator for two SBIR contracts.

Matchmaking: During matchmaking sessions, small businesses can meet key personnel from government and industry who support the DoD SBIR, Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF) and Mentor-Protégé programs.


***Agenda subject to change

Please click BPII/MPTW18 Agenda 08-02-18 to download the full agenda.

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Collaborate. Innovate. Transition!


CONFIRMED speakers

BPII/MPTW17 Speaker Quotes

Mr. Shannon Jackson

“Where do you want to be in five years and who do you want to be with?”

Ms. Emily Harman

“We have to overload the circuits with [small business] success stories.”

Mr. Tommy Marks

“Army Mentor-Protégé agreements are tied to a mission requirement.”

Mr. Jim Sweeney

“We have to make sure it’s not a fair fight. We have to bring our kids home.”


If you plan to host or participate in matchmaking, you will be sent an email with instructions on how to schedule matchmaking sessions. Small businesses can schedule up to five 10-minute matchmaking meetings. Requests for matchmaking meetings are accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. Your matchmaking schedule can be downloaded from the BPII/MPTW18 mobile app. If you have any questions about the matchmaking process, contact the BPII/MPTW18 Help Desk at or (800) 516-7224.


Aberdeen Proving Ground


Air Force Mentor-Protégé Program Office
Air Force SBIR/STTR Program Office

Army Mentor-Protégé Program Office

Army SBIR/STTR Program Offices

ASM Research LLC
AtWork Systems

BAE Systems
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) SBIR/STTR Program Office
Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Mentor-Protégé Program Office
Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) SBIR/STTR Program Office
Department of Defense Joint Science and Technology Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JSTO-CBD)
Department of Defense Rapid Innovation Fund Program Office

Department of Defense SBIR/STTR Program Office
Intelligence Technologies
Lockheed Martin
Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Mentor-Protégé Program Office

Missile Defense Agency (MDA) SBIR/STTR Program Office
Mission Multiplier

NASA Kennedy Space Center SBIR/STTR Program Office

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Mentor-Protégé Program Office
Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)
Navy Mentor-Protégé Program Office
Navy SBIR/STTR Program Office
Northrop Grumman

Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI)
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR)
Special Operations Command (SOCOM)
Special Operations Command (SOCOM) SBIR/STTR Program Office
Washington Headquarters Services