Houston Business Matchmaker 2024 - Live Virtual Conference

3/1/2024
8:45 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Online
  Amount
Add to Cart $39.00

Join us for the fifth annual Houston Business Matchmaker event on Friday, March 1, 2024. This virtual event will provide small business owners from all industries a great opportunity to connect with prime contractors, large businesses, and local, state, and federal agencies. Over 100 companies/organizations (Buyers) will be available for one-on-one virtual meetings. All meetings will take place on a customized platform that will match Suppliers based on Buyer requirements and Supplier capabilities. Matches are not guaranteed.

Request Meetings with Buyers – February 14 – March 1, 2024
Event Date – March 1, 2024
Click here for Agenda

Small Business (Supplier) Participation Requirements:

  • In business for at least two years
  • Ability to upload a Capability Statement (PDF format) upon registration
  • Applicable NAICS Codes – used to get matched with the federal government and some local government agencies
  • Applicable NIGP Codes – used to get matched with the State of Texas and many local government agencies
  • System for Award Management (SAM) registration if meeting with Federal Agencies and Federal Prime Contractors

Buyers and agencies confirmed to be in attendance – Click here for the full list:

   AECOM      Department of Veterans Affairs        NASA/JSC        Tyson Foods, Inc.  
  Alcon Vision LLC                            

  Federal Aviation Administration  
  Office of Naval Research (ONR)  
  U.S. Census Bureau  
  Angelo State University
  Fort Bend Independent School District  
  Parsons 
 
  United States Coast Guard  
  City of Houston - Strategic Procurement Division (SPD)
  Internal Revenue Service  
  Statewide HUB Program     University of Houston HUB Dept     
  Collin County Purchasing
  Jacobs Technology
 
  Texas Department of Information Resources  
  University of Texas at San Antonio     
 
  Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
  KBR  
  Textron Aviation Defense LLC       US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6  
  Department of Labor     L3Harris Technologies  
  The Boeing Company       US General Services Administration (GSA)  
  Department of State      Lumen Technologies        The University of Texas MD Anderson        US Navy Military Sealift Command  
  Department of Transportation     Metropolitan Transit Authority       TTUHSC El Paso       USACE Galveston District  

Registered Suppliers will have an opportunity to:

  • Access the MyBusinessMatches Platform and get matched with prime contractors, large businesses, and local, state, and federal agency representatives based on your company NAICS and NIGP codes. 
    • No app or software download required. Access on your personal computer or mobile device. Supported browsers: Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge, iOS and Android.
  • Access pre-event webinars to help prepare for the event.
    • How to Prepare a Capability Statement and Market to Government Agencies
    • Pricing Successful Proposals for Government Contracts
    • Sales Presentations Done Virtually
  • Pre-schedule one-on-one, 15-minute virtual meetings and meet online via video conferencing on the day of the event through the matchmaking platform. Limited number of time slots available.
  • Invite a colleague to your scheduled meetings.
  • Network with participants through direct chat messaging. 
  • Access to training webinars on the day of the event.
    • Data Privacy and Compliance
    • Coach Your Team to Success
    • Sales Tech Stack with AI
    • Sustainable Technology
    • Protect Yourself From Online Scams

Registration:

Suppliers

     
 

A Supplier is any Small Business vendor seeking contracting opportunities.

Select Add to Cart and follow prompts to complete your registration. Your confirmation email will contain the next steps to access the MyBusinessMatches platform where you will set-up your profile, upload your Capability Statement, and schedule your one-on-one meetings with the Buyers. If you do not receive the confirmation email, please check your SPAM box.

$39.00 
 
 

 

Buyers

     
 

A Buyer is an organization with contract opportunities for small businesses; usually a large business or federal, state or local government agency. 

The Small Business Administration (SBA) Houston District Office has invited organizations to participate as prospective Buyers. If you wish to participate as a Buyer, register through the event website at hbm2024.mbmapp.com and the SBA will approve your access at no cost. 

 
 

 

Questions? Contact the Houston Center SBDC at sbdctraining@uh.edu or (713) 752-8488 if you have questions about this event.


 

This Event is Hosted by


  
 Sponsors
 
We are grateful to the sponsors who have continued to support SBDC programs and small business owners across the Texas Gulf Coast area.

 

 Platinum 

Wallis Bank

         
Gold
 TexasCapital
         
Silver

Amegy

         

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