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Created on March 29, 2016
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) held a symposium on The Path to Sustainability for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) on March 9, 2016 in Rockville, Maryland. The theme of the symposium was "Teaming for Opportunities in Biomedical ‘Big’ Data." The National Director of the Minority Business Development Agency, Alejandra Y. Castillo was on hand to deliver the keynote presentation.
Director Castillo spoke about the changing demographics of the country and the importance of minority business enterprises to the growth of the U.S. economy. She also discussed the new MBDA Inclusive Innovation Initiative (I3), saying, "minorities need to be at the front end of innovation." The Inclusive Innovation Initiative will do just that by facilitating engagement between MBEs, federal laboratories, and the innovation ecosystem.
Created on March 28, 2016
Follow-up dos and don’ts
The trade show has ended and you are excited to follow up on all the leads generated at the show. Here are some tips to help make your time and investment at the show pay off:
The MBDA National MED Week Awards Program is designed to celebrate and recognize the outstanding achievements of minority entrepreneurs, as well as individuals and organizations that have demonstrated leadership and commitment in advancing global minority business enterprise.
Deadline for Receipt of All Nominations: May 6, 2016
Created on March 25, 2016
In the early morning of March 5, 1969, President Richard M. Nixon emerged from the private residence of The White House and received his daily schedule. As usual, it was packed with ceremonial events and meetings concerning governance.
Tucked between a 7am breakfast with NSA Assistant Director Henry Kissinger, and a lunch-hour meeting with Urban Affairs Assistant, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, President Nixon had an event with a very long title:
Created on March 23, 2016
Here are a couple of cheats for looking approachable without being too uncomfortable:
1. Wear good shoes: it sounds simple but it makes a huge difference and you won’t get caught doing the “trade show shuffle”
2. Upgrade to the premium carpet padding: your feet will thank you, and some buyers will stop by just to rest their aching feet
3. Get counter height tables and bar stools: instead of regular height tables and chairs, get a counter height table, drape it so you can’t see behind it, and lean against a bar stool. You’ll look like you’re standing up and available, but you can surreptitiously rest your feet in between contacts.
4. Fake it ‘til you make it: smile through the pain during the lulls, and when you’re talking to an important client, you won’t even notice your aching feet!