Entrepreneurship workshop, resource fair planned

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  • By Lauren Russell
  • 66th Air Base Group Public Affairs

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – Military members, veterans, and their families are invited to join the Department of Commerce and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, in cooperation with base officials here, for an Entrepreneurship Essentials Workshop and Resource Fair July 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The free workshop, being held at the Massachusetts Army and Air National Guard Joint Force Headquarters at Hanscom AFB, will cover aspects of entrepreneurship such as business plans, protecting brands, market analysis and financing.

The event will also feature panel discussions from regarded experts, including U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo, and Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Kathi Vidal.

These roundtable panel discussions will focus on business development resources and entrepreneurship start-up.

Attendees will also hear from military spouse and veteran entrepreneurs on their journeys to starting successful businesses, and available resources.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for our military spouses, family members, and transitioning service members to set themselves up for future success,” said Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Kathi Vidal. “We want to be the bridge from service to success, assisting our military community on their business journeys by connecting them with the right resources and demystifying entrepreneurship.”

This event will be available online and in-person. To attend in person, participants must have access to the installation.

Preregistration is required for both in-person and virtual attendance. Individuals can register at www.eventbrite.com/e/667763908827.  

For additional information about this specific event, email militaryoutreach@uspto.gov.  

To learn more about resources for the military community, visit www.uspto.gov/initiatives/entrepreneurship-resources-military-community.