Government Contracting Program Launches at the Chesapeake Innovation Center

Odenton, Maryland (September 9, 2016) – The Chesapeake Innovation Center (CIC) ChesapeakeInnovationCentertoday announced the launch of FedPath, a government contracting workshop series. This hands-on program will help CIC member companies and area technology entrepreneurs enhance their understanding and better compete in the federal government contracting space.  Funding for FedPath is made possible by grant support from the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO).

“Emerging technology companies that are new to the government contracting need to better understand economic, programmatic, supply chain, and subcontracting components beyond the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) or procurement codes,” said Michael Tentnowski, Executive Director of the CIC. “We are grateful for TEDCO’s support of FedPath which will help entrepreneurs access the best experts in the field.”

FedPath workshops take place the first Wednesday of every month starting on October 5 from 8:00am to 9:30am.  The first module, “Registering as a Federal Contractor,” features guest presenter Gloria Larkin, Founder of TargetGov and author of “The Basic Guide to Government Contracting” (c) 2015.  Future workshops will cover topics such as federal contracting basics, identification of key decision makers and purchasing agencies, particularly those in national security, successful opportunity searches, bid pricing, reporting requirements and audits.

The Chesapeake Regional Tech Council will serve as a promotional co-sponsor of FedPath, a partnership that will maximize the program’s outreach to entrepreneurs in Maryland. 

FedPath is the latest addition to the CIC’s growing portfolio of programs. Current programs include a monthly Synergy Luncheon for member companies and quarterly events such the TechKNOW workshop and Cyber C-Level Roundtable.

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ABOUT THE CHESAPEAKE INNOVATION CENTER

As a program of the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation, the CIC helps to attract, retain and grow emerging technology companies in Maryland. The CIC is a hybrid incubator and accelerator that provides entrepreneurs with the resources, connections, and programs they need to develop their venture to a financial and business maturity sufficient for independent operation.  Support for the CIC is made possible by generous sponsors such as Tower Federal Credit Union, the Maryland Department of Commerce and the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO). For more information, please visit www.cic-tech.org.