Rocketing Your Revenue: A Conference Connecting Small Businesses to NASA

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The University of New Orleans

2000 Lakeshore Drive

New Orleans, LA 70148

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The New Orleans Business Alliance is pleased to announce the launch of “Rocketing Your Revenue," a one-day conference and expo for small businesses.

Partnering with NASA’s Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP), this event offers opportunities for small businesses to:

  • Meet with NASA Representatives and Prime Contractors from multiple facilities
  • Learn how to become a NASA supplier, subcontractor, or service provider
  • Hear about NASA’s mentor protégé program
  • Connect with exhibitors from government agencies, contractors, and local and national industry partners
  • Get advice from local technical assistance providers that support the small business ecosystem in New Orleans.

The fee to register for this opportunity is $20.00 and will include light breakfast and lunch.

Program Overview

**Details on speakers and participating contractors will be added as confirmed. Stay tuned for more information.**

08:00 am Registration Opens

08:30 am Welcome/Opening Remarks

08:50 am Jody Singer, Center Director, Marshall Space Flight Center Overview

09:10 am Roslin Hicks, Acting Director, Michoud Assembly Facility Overview

09:30 am NASA Shared Services Center (NSSC) Overview

09:50 am How to do Business at NASA:

David Brock, Small Business Specialist, Marshall Space Flight Center

Troy Miller, Small Business Specialist, NASA Shared Services Center

Kay Doane, Small Business Specialist, Stennis Space Center

Lynn Garrison, Manager, Small Business Innovation Research/Technology Transfer Overview


10:20 am Small Business Administration (SBA)

10:30 am Doing Business with Prime Contractors Panel:

Syncom Space Services, LLC


Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems

Aerojet Rocketdyne



Teledyne Brown Engineering

Lockheed Martin

11:40 am Break

11:50 am Lunch

12:00 pm Keynote Speaker, Dr. Calvin Mackie, Tulane University

1:00 pm Breakout Sessions A

1. NASA Mentor Protégé Program, Esther Veras, Procurement Analyst, MSFC Small Business Office

2. NASA Tech Transfer: SBIR/STTR Programs, Lynn Garrison, Center Technology Transition Lead

2:00 pm Breakout Sessions B

1. MSFC Quality Certifications, Paul Johnson, Safety & Mission Assurance Quality Engineering Lead

2. Local Business Assistance Organizations Panel (Technical Assistance/Certifications)

Panelists: New Orleans Business Alliance, Lynnette Colin-White

Urban League of Louisiana, K. Duncan

Women’s Business Enterprise Center, P. Mire

Newcorp CDFI, V. Fauria

3:00 pm Exhibit Hall Opens

4:00 pm Adjourn

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