Protecting What You Build: Intellectual Property as the Entrepreneur’s Core Asset

VA

Great entrepreneurs execute on an innovative vision to improve the lives of others. Whether for profit or not for profit, the core of these ventures consists of particular solutions to tough problems. Such solutions in turn are combinations of information and practical methods, code or devices that are legally defined as intellectual property. Patents, copyrights, trade secrets and trademarks play different roles in defining the scope, title and rights to innovative solutions. This session will guide attendees through these types of intellectual property and how experienced entrepreneurs rely on them to implement their visions.     

Winning and Sustaining Business with the U.S. Federal Market

VA

The U.S. Government market comprises of nearly 90,000 separate governmental entities: 3,034 Counties; 19,429 Municipalities; 16,504 Townships; 35,052 Special District Governments; 13,506 School Districts; 512 Native American Nations; 50 States; a District of Columbia; six U.S. Territories; and one huge Federal Government that spend $3.5 trillion annually on people, staffing, programs, projects, products, services and solutions … More than 780,000 Federal Contractors are registered to chase those many dollars … Make sure your company’s “chase” is on the correct course and speed.

Greater Washington Apprentice Network – May Employer Briefing

VA

The Greater Washington Apprenticeship Network (GWAN) brings together employers, academic institutions, public and private sectors. Employers gain access to best practices from organizational peers, sources of prospective apprentice candidates, support services, academic institutions, and training resources. The GWAN meets on the first Tuesday of each month for an Employer Briefing.