Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

Sep 25

NC’s SBIR / STTR Awards Rise Significantly over 2015

North Carolina’s small R&D companies continued to accelerate its use of the federal SBIR and STTR funding mechanisms. Award data for 2017 was compared against that of 2015 and all metrics analyzed demonstrated healthy gains. Most notably, total dollars awarded … Read More

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Jun 05

Government Contracting: To be or not to be?

By Pam Racer, PTAC counselor at Western Carolina University The U.S. federal marketplace remains a great market opportunity for small businesses. The federal government typically spends approximately $500 billion in contracts every year; and, 23 percent of these dollars are … Read More

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Jun 05

Veteran-Owned Eligibility Requirements

By Pam Racer, PTAC counselor at Western Carolina University Veteran-Owned Business eligibility requirements are changing. Growing inconsistencies between the processes used by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Veteran’s Affairs (VA) Veteran Owned Small Business Programs, initiated a push to … Read More

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Mar 30

PTAC Client Success Story: Williamson & Moore Inc.

By George Griffin, PTAC counselor at NC A&T Williamson & Moore Inc. is a Service-Disabled Veteran- Owned Small Business established in 2016. Angela Williamson, owner, is a retired Service-Disabled Veteran having served 28 years, and 9 months in the U.S. … Read More

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Jan 22

NC Sucess Story: NSF Awardee Athena’s Compass

Washington, NC based Athena’s Compass has a mission is to deliver the most exciting and impactful learning experiences possible to empower and to equip our youth with the skills needed to succeed in science, technology, engineering, and math. Game-based learning … Read More

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Dec 14

Keply BioSystems Selected to Present in DC

The Tech Commercialization Team congratulates Anthony Dellinger and his team at Kepley BioSystems for being among ten companies selected from a nationwide pool to present at the ASBDC Client Showcase in Washington, DC. Located in the Triad, Kepley BioSystems (KBI) … Read More

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Oct 31

General Services Administration (GSA) Update

Direct your clients to GSA’s MAS Roadmap GSA’s website is full of information about the contract award process, but interviews with vendors tell us many find the Federal Acquisition Service’s (FAS) pages jargon-heavy and hard to navigate, with information not … Read More

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Oct 31

The North Carolina Defense Industry Diversification Initiative (NC DIDI)

By Nimasheena N. Burns, Director Communications and Project Management, NC Department of Military and Veterans Affairs The North Carolina Defense Industry Diversification Initiative (NC DIDI) is excited to announce the launch of the initiatives mapping survey for the state’s defense … Read More

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