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USAID SMALL BUSINESS Virtual Matchmaking 2021

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United States Agency for International Development

2021 Small Business

Matchmaker

June 17, 2021

Via Eventdex

 Registration closes on June 7th

(limited to 2 people per small business)


FREE EVENT



15 minute limited appointment slots through the Eventdex matchmaker portal at match.eventdex.com
All LARGE primes (other than small) seeking to network with small business companies should register here to facilitate more matchmaking appointment availability to small business. 

ALL SMALL business should navigate back to the top of this page to register using the  Sign Up button here .
If you are the primary POC for your company, you may use the "Invite a Colleague" feature after registration to share it with others at your company/agency.

General inquiries to the USAID Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) after the event can be directed to OSDBU1@usaid.gov and other OSDBU information can be accessed  Below:
https://www.usaid.gov/who-we-are/organization/independent-offices/office-small-and-disadvantaged-business-utilization


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Common mistakes during registration:
signing up under the wrong ticket type (are you small or large?)
not following the instructions in your email confirmation
Common matchmaking mistakes:
not notifying the organizers that you can't make your appointments
expecting matches to be assigned by the event host
asking questions 2 days before the event (if you are confused, clarify NOW)
not doing your market research to see which match is the best fit
not completing your profile fully so matches can find you
not having backup technology in case of audio/video issues (mobile devices can work as a backup to your computer)

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Steps to prepare for matchmaking:


create an Eventdex login: https://match.eventdex.com/sign-up
check your audio and video connection on Chrome (preferred) or Firefox: https://networktest.twilio.com/
use the "test call" button on the My Appointments tab of the Eventdex login
download the Eventdex app on iPhone or Android and login

review the frequently asked questions on the Eventdex platform: h

ttps://www.eventdex.com/support/article-categories/my_appointments/ & https://www.eventdex.com/support/article-categories/new-matchmaking-portal/ 

note that your total # of appointments will be limited based on participation


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watch for regular email communication and email ptac@gmu.edu if you do not see reminders by May 21st


Tentative dates for matchmaker schedules to allow appointment selection:
Large Prime and Government: June 1st
Small Business: June 7th


Confirmed Large Prime Matchmaker hosts (to be updated as more are added):


Abt Associates Inc.
ACDI / VOCA
Black & Veatch
Cardno
Chemonics International
DAI Global LLC
FHI 360
International Executive Service Corps (IESC)
Johns Hopkins University
Nathan Associates Inc
Palladium
RTI International
Tetra Tech
V3 Companies

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(703) 277-7750
Elizabeth Torrens

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