Come to the Utah Veteran Owned Business Annual Conference! Meet & network with other veteran business owners and learn from local and national resource providers. Click here to register.
11:30am: Arrival, check in, and lunch
12:15pm: Welcome & Keynote Speaker
1:15pm: Breakout Sessions
- Government Contracting 101 – You landed a government contract, now how to respond to RFB. Changes to government contracting procedures.
- Patent Resources – Denver Regional USPTO. Learn the resources available for you in intellectual property.
- Social Media Marketing – Learn the latest on social media marketing trends.
- Crowd Funding – Is crowd funding right for you?
2:15pm: Breakout Sessions (Repeat)
3:05pm: SBA Veteran Business of the Year Award
3:10pm: VBRC Available Services at the Miller Campus
3:15pm: Keynote Speaker
4:15pm: Reception & Networking
Colby Jenkins: Helping to build your A Team
Colby Jenkins, a combat veteran and U.S. Army Special Forces Green Beret, has worked on Capitol Hill for the U.S. Senate and Pentagon. He has taught as an adjunct professor at George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management and worked at Google Headquarters as a program manager. Colby has served as the director of operations for the Pentagon’s Silicon Valley Innovation Office, known as the Defense Innovation Unit. He currently resides in St. George, Utah where he is the CEO for School Pulse, a local start-up that is helping schools engage positively with every student. Of note, Colby continues to serve in the Army Reserves as a Colonel assigned to the Special Operations Command-Pacific.
Misty Stutsman Fox: Common Myths; Veteran Entrepreneurship
Misty Stutsman Fox is the Director of the Entrepreneurship and Small Business portfolio at the Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF). In this role she is charged with building the Center of Excellence for Veteran Entrepreneurship as well as the Coalition for Veteran Owned Business. In addition, she oversees a broad portfolio of nearly a dozen programs and projects that advances and promotes veteran entrepreneurship nationwide through research, resources, supply chain opportunities and tools as well as training and program development.
Previously, Stutsman Fox served as the Manager of Programs and Outreach at the Riata Center for Entrepreneurship, at Oklahoma State University. During her time there, she oversaw the expansion and relaunch of the new award-winning student incubator program, served on the planning board and positioned Riata as a founding member of 36 Degrees North, an 11,000 square foot entrepreneurial space in the heart of downtown Tulsa, as well as launched many other student and community-based programs, internships, competitions, and conferences, at the local, national, and international level. She was also the consortium lead for the Veterans Entrepreneurship Program (VEP) based out of Oklahoma State University, recruiting three universities to the consortium during her tenure at the Riata Center. Prior to this position, she was the Marketing Manager at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She has several years’ experience in service management, consulting, event planning and program/ curriculum development. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and International Business and a Master of Business Administration, both from Oklahoma State University. Additionally, she is an alum of the second cohort of President George W. Bush’s Stand-To Veteran Leadership Program.
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