Presentation to offer information about contracting, cyber attacks and federal grants

An upcoming presentation in Grand Junction will offer information about how small businesses can land government contracts, guard against cyber attacks and win federal grants.

The presentation is set for 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Business Incubator Center, 2591 Legacy Way, as part of the Colorado Small Business Development Center TechSource Program. The event is free and will include breakfast and lunch. To learn more and register, visit

Andra Hargrave of Global Sales Advisors and Rosie McDonough, director of the Minority Business Office in Colorado,  will offer information about state-required business certifications as well as contracting opportunities with local, state and federal government agencies.

Eric and Coryn Mann, founders of Corvus Technologies, will offer information about what businesses can do to protect assets, operations and customers from cyber attacks.

Ed Kase of EKase Consulting will offer information about how to win Small Business Innovation Grants and develop technology commercialization plans for products.

Participants will have opportunities to meet for one-on-one mentoring with speakers and specialists throughout the day.

“Our mission is to reach parts of the state usually untouched by this type of assistance, especially in the realm of SBIR grant support,” said Sharon King, executive director of the Boulder SBDC and chair of SBDC TechSource. “We want to ensure that innovative businesses across the state are aware of the opportunities and resources available that may help them overcome hurdles to growth.”