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Upcoming Business And Entrepreneurial Events At WestGate
Updated February 1, 2018 7:50 AM | Filed under: Event
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(ODON) - Purdue@WestGate presents three business and entrepreneurial events taking place at WestGate Academy Feb. 6.

All events are free and open to the public.

WestGate Academy is the public event and entrepreneurial space adjacent to the third largest naval installation in the world, NSWC Crane. NSWC Crane is one of Indiana's largest high-tech employers with over 2,000 scientists, engineers, and technicians.

NSWC Crane employees commute from all over the state of Indiana, including Indianapolis and Evansville.

Purdue@WestGate is an tech-focused accelerator, providing free resources, programs, mentors, and opportunities for the region and state.

These events bring experts from across the state, creating a collaborative and innovative ecosystem for innovators and entrepreneurs.

Purdue@WestGate is located at 13598 East WestGate Drive in Odon.

Free Cowork Day

8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

  • Lunch will be provided by Smithville Fiber
  • New, fast network demonstration by Smithville Fiber
  • Coworking at WestGate means working in an open, shared workspace
  • The public may work remotely alone or in teams for free

News Before Brews: i-GSDI

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Purdue brings free defense industry resources to current and future WestGate innovators
  • Listen to the managing director, Mike Dodd, from the Institute for Global Security and Defense Innovation (i-GSDI)
  • Any WestGate tenant, large or small business, and contractor interested in winning government contracts would benefit from this resource
  • RSVP at:

The detailed topics include:

  • Information regarding the iGSDI consortium
  • The iGSDI roundtable series
  • Structuring agreements to be a successful government contractor
  • Mentor Protégé programs available
  • Leveraging small business and business size standards
  • How to become a credential government contractor
  • Contracting vehicles available
  • Assisting large Primes with selecting small businesses and set aside companies to help meet
  • How to exceed subcontract requirements
  • Assist large Primes to identify "procurement ready/credentialed" subs and vendors

The Spirited Entrepreneur

4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

  • Those who attend will have the opportunity to meet NSWC Crane's new Commanding Officer, Captain Mark Oesterreich
  • The public is invited to attend this monthly networking event to meet dozens of fellow innovators, entrepreneurs, Southwest Indiana industry leaders, and regional service providers
  • Appetizers will be provided and spirits will be made available for purchase

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