The Fort Meade Alliance’s (FMA) Meade Business Connect (MBC) program has selected 14 companies focused on providing information technology services for its inaugural 2012 class.
This exclusive 12-session mentorship program is serving FMA member companies that are serious about understanding and winning business in the Fort Meade region. The program has matched companies with proven leaders who are currently successful in winning and building businesses.
The program is part of the FMA’s Meade Business Connect, which provides focused mentoring programs, networking opportunities and events, business forums and capability matching for area companies.
The 14 companies selected to participate in the mentorship program are Alpha Omega Technologies; AttivaSoft LLC; Bluemont Technology & Research; Columbia Technology Partners; Computer Essentials Quick; Delta Resources; Envision Innovative Solutions; ITIC Corp.; Jovian Concepts; Miller, Moll & Associates; NetLink Resource Group; PathSensors Inc.; System & Software Designers; and The Nasir Group.
The mentorship program has two designated mentors: Bill Dunahoo, president of Praxis Engineering; and Matthew Norris, CEO and president of Axom Technologies. Dunahoo led Praxis from the startup phase to recent graduation to large business status; Norris, a service-disabled veteran, founded Axom, which posted revenue growth of more than 1,200% during the past three years.
During the 12 sessions, the FMA will be joined by executive guest speakers affiliated with CommerceFirst Bank, Lockheed Martin, M&T Bank, NSA, Praxis Engineering, SAIC, TASC and Whiteford, Taylor & Preston. These leaders will help member companies to climb the ladder with targeted information on the 98 government agencies and organizations of Fort Meade, as well as the region’s prime contractors.
This program is targeted for FMA member companies with the following capabilities: software engineering, solutions development, mission operations, certification and accreditation, information assurance and cybersecurity. Among the topics covered will be Fort Meade government and prime contractor overviews; contracting requirements for businesses; business infrastructure required for federal government contracting and teaming; and rate development and pricing.
The program began in mid-February and is meeting in 12 two-hour sessions, which continue through October.